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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.

4 October 2022

Leveraging the Taj Hotels brand for sustainability

The India Hotels Company, better known as Taj Hotels, won a Gold Award in this year’s ICRT India Awards presented at Bhopal last month. The judges […]
28 September 2022

The first five-star hotel in Asia to be awarded Ecotel

Responsibility requires people. People to take responsibility and make change happen. People to drive sustainability. We can only achieve sustainability by people stepping up to the […]
13 September 2022
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India is now the world’s leading Responsible Tourism Destination

It was in 2008 that at Cochin in Kerala the 2nd International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was held. Kerala adopted Responsible Tourism to address […]
6 September 2022

Madhya Pradesh has embraced Responsible Tourism

Madhya Pradesh, in Hindi Central Province, is the second largest Indian state by area and the fifth largest state by population with over 72 million residents […]
30 August 2022

Kerala offers a diverse and rich range of experiences for travellers

Today’s travellers are looking for a rich ‘smorgasbord’ of experiences of the nature and cultures of the places they travel to and holiday in. They look for […]
15 July 2022

Sustainable aviation fuels could bring India’s industry to net-zero

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow (COP26), India promised to get 50% of its energy from renewable resources by 2030. According to the […]
11 July 2022

India bans single-use plastic to combat pollution

India has banned single-use plastics. It’s now illegal to make, import or distribute a range of items from plastic cutlery to straws, and packing film to […]
5 April 2022

India resumes international commercial flights

Last March 27, India officially lifted the restriction on international itinerary flights that had been in place since March 19th, 2020. Airlines in the region had […]
15 December 2021

Nature to Homes in Kerala

Kerala Voyages offers slow travel experiences with homestays and storytelling. Kerala has a wide variety of Village Life Experience tours developed by the government-funded Responsible Tourism […]
2 November 2021

Outstanding destinations and tourism businesses recognised at the World Travel Market

At World Travel Market in London yesterday businesses and destinations around the world were recognised in the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards. The India and Rest of […]
12 October 2021

India to welcome international travelers after a 18-month pause

On Thursday October 7th, authorities in India announced that tourist visas will be again granted to foreign travelers after an 18-month pause due to the pandemic. […]
16 September 2021

OYO and Microsoft announce strategic alliance to digitally transform the travel industry

The Indian multinational OTA, OYO, and Microsoft have decided to start a multi-year collaboration to transform digitally the travel industry and to co-develop new-generation travel and […]
9 September 2021

Meet the 70-year old Indian woman who has been to 66 countries

At the age of 70, Sudha Mahalingam has spent most of her life traveling the world. Originally from India, Mahalingam told CNN that she has never […]
30 June 2021

7 Offbeat places to visit in India

India, the seventh largest country in the world, is blessed with one of the oldest existing cultures. It abounds in places that are offbeat and mesmerizing, […]
17 June 2021

Indian village prays to new ‘corona goddess’ to be protected against Covid-19

In April and May of 2021, India became the global epicenter of the pandemic. In the midst of unfortunate circumstances, the country recorded consecutive days of […]
10 June 2021

India plans to remake Lakshadweep for tourism

The national government of Narendra Modi and the Hindu Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) are proposing a reform for Lakshadweep by which the archipelago would be opening […]
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