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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.

31 May 2023

How India adresses climate change with millets

I have posted here before about the leadership role in Responsible Tourism taken by Kerala and Madhya Pradesh; India is now the world’s leading Responsible Tourism Destination. India is currently […]
17 May 2023

India is developing tourism in mission mode

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has understood the potential of tourism to create employment and committed the government of India to “Developing Tourism in Mission Mode” […]
15 May 2023

India builds world’s highest railway bridge

India is working on a construction that will surpass the height of the Eiffel Tower but in a completely different way: a railway bridge that will […]
10 May 2023

Air India becomes first Indian airline to launch nonstop flights from Delhi to Amsterdam

Air India has announced the launch of nonstop flights to Amsterdam, becoming the first Indian airline to directly connect Delhi to the Dutch capital. 1. Increasing […]
10 May 2023

Why Tulah is a good example of regenerative tourism at scale

I wrote last week about regenerative tourism, best understood as making places better, better for the environment, better for people to live. Regenerative tourism requires that […]
19 April 2023

India to invest 10.8 billion euros in airport infrastructure and develop new hubs

Authorities in India have announced that the country will invest some 980 billion rupees (10.8 billion euros) in airport infrastructure over the next two years. Airlines […]
14 March 2023

Kerala leads the way on sustainability certification

Kerala has understood the weaknesses of existing certification schemes and they have developed a better approach.  The purpose of consumer-facing certification is presumably to assure the […]
8 March 2023

India is the country with the most female pilots

Although the statistics are improving slower than desired, the presence of a higher number of women as pilots is becoming a reality. More than a century […]
7 March 2023

Kerala adopts the 2022 Responsible Tourism Charter

In 2008 Dr Venu, then Secretary of Tourism, hosted the 2nd International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations. There was conserabel disquiet in the backwater villages […]
15 February 2023

Kerala to host First Global Summit on Responsible Tourism in February

Kerala will be hosting the first Global Summit on Responsible Tourism on 25-27 February 2023. Responsible Tourism arrived in Kerala in 2008 when Dr Venu, the […]
15 February 2023

Air India seals historic order for almost 500 jets from Airbus and Boeing

Indian airline Air India signed a giant deal to acquire 250 planes from Airbus and 220 aircraft from Boeing to meet the expected growth of the […]
15 February 2023

India’s longest expressway to halve travel time between Delhi and Mumbai

On Sunday February 12th, India‘s Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a 246-kilometer stretch of the Delhi-Mumbai Expressway, which will be the country’s longest and most advanced […]
26 January 2023

Meet the world’s first electric vintage 1954 Fiat Millecento

An Indian firm that tests and develops charging systems for batteries decided to restore a 1954 Fiat Millecento and convert it from an internal combustion engine […]
19 January 2023

World’s longest river cruise sails India’s Ganges

The world’s longest river cruise set sail on 13 January from the city of Varanasi in India. The ship has a 51-day journey ahead, cruising the […]
9 January 2023

Air India under fire for its handling of unruly passenger

On a flight between New York and New Delhi, a drunk man urinated on a passenger who immediately reported the incident to the crew. Authorities are […]
2 January 2023

India’s first human space flight scheduled for 2024

In late December, the Indian Minister of Science and Technology, Atomic Energy and Space, Jitendra Singh declared in Parliament that 2024 will mark India‘s first human […]
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