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Dr Harold Goodwin has worked on 4 continents with local communities, their governments and the inbound and outbound tourism industry. He is a Professor Emeritus and  Responsible Tourism Director at the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership and adviser to the World Travel Market on its Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London, which attracts 4000 participants each year, and WTM Africa and Latin America and Arabian Travel Market. He chairs the panels of judges for the World Responsible Tourism Awards and the other Awards in the family, Africa, India and Latin America. Harold founded the ICRTD series of International Conferences on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in 2002, he co-chairs the conferences with the local host organisation. He is also Founder Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism which he founded in 2002 and which promotes the principles of the Cape Town Declaration.

14 June 2022

Reaching for the future in Helsinki

Last week I was in Helsinki, Finland, I was invited to speak at the opening of the 15th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, the […]
14 June 2022

How Helsinki’s responsible use of data is improving citizens’ lives

The World Economic Forum and the Government of Finland, in collaboration with Edelman, Splunk and the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation, have developed a new approach to […]
13 June 2022

10 Reasons to visit Helsinki this summer

Remember, Finland is for life, not just for Christmas. Helsinki’s summer season is just hotting up and there’s never been a better time to visit. Glorious […]
18 May 2022

How to spend 48 hours in Helsinki in a sustainable way

One of the lessons the pandemic has given to society is that our lives can change from one day to the next. The change can be […]
9 May 2022

Celebrating Helsinki’s unique design and architectural landscape

For the fans of Nordic design, 2022 might be an ideal year to visit Helsinki, as the city celebrates its 10th anniversary of being named the […]
25 April 2022

Finnair lifts use of face mask unless required by local authorities

Several countries, including the US, are easing their Covid-19 restrictions. On Monday April 18th, the requirement to wear face masks on board planes and public transport […]
7 March 2022

Finnish railways deploy extra trains for Russians who want to flee Russia

The conflict in Ukraine has been devastating for a lot of people. First of all, for all the Ukrainians who had to, all of a sudden, […]
14 February 2022

Finnair invests €200 million in its new long-haul cabins

Finnair has recently revealed its €200 million investment at a press conference in Helsinki. Over the next 2 years, the Finnish carrier known for its flights […]
7 December 2021

Finland just welcomed its first zero waste restaurant and it looks mighty good

With the current climate crisis and the knowledge we have about the impact of what we consume on our planet, more and more people are trying […]
30 November 2021

Covid-19 surge threatens Christmas tourism season in Lapland

Lapland, in the north of Finland, is a region that looks forward to Christmas not only for the festivities but because of tourism. Officially, Rovaniemi is […]
9 November 2021

Helsinki to stop serving meat at official events to reduce carbon footprint

On Friday November 5th, the Helsinki City Council announced that Finland’s capital will stop serving meat dishes at seminars, summits, team meetings, receptions and other events […]
30 August 2021

Nokia pauses 5G for fear of U.S. penalties

A huge risk for Nokia and the other firms collaborating with O-RAN Alliance has appeared. Nokia has decided to stop 5G because of the high risk […]
5 August 2021
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This Finnish beer gets brewed with goose poo

When you live in Belgium and love the taste of a good, fresh beer, it’s like you’re in heaven already. The number of Belgian breweries is […]
8 July 2021

When a wolf and a bear became friends

We all have those unusual friendships, and the animal world is no exception. However the friendship captured by Finnish photographer Lassi Rautiainen is particularly incredible. Rautiainen […]
22 March 2021

Finland tops the list of happiest countries in the world – again

According to a UN-sponsored report, Finland has been ranked the happiest place in the world for a fourth year in a row. The World Happiness Report […]
25 January 2021

All airlines might soon require a negative Covid-19 test certificate from passengers going to Finland

On the 22nd of January, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, gave a recommendation for all airlines operating to Finland by which it recommends […]
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