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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.

10 August 2023

New Zealand shows the way to fight overtourism

Over the last two decades, awareness of the negative impacts of tourism has grown. The sector is no longer seen as a pollution-free industry. In addition […]
31 May 2023

Air New Zealand to weigh passengers before they board in order to cut carbon emissions

Air New Zealand has announced that will start asking volunteer passengers to weigh themselves before boarding international flights departing from Auckland. The trial is to run […]
24 May 2023

Air New Zealand to offer traditional Māori skincare products on its flights

Air New Zealand has announced it will offer its Business Premier and Premium Economy customers a unique set of traditional Māori herbal skincare remedies. Passengers will […]
12 April 2023

How we discovered the 8th continent

We’ve all learned in school there are 7 continents: Asia, Africa, Antarctica, Australia, Europe, North America and South America. One would imagine that a continent is […]
7 December 2022

New Zealand to tax farmers for herds’ greenhouse gas emissions

New Zealand’s abundant livestock comes with an environmental cost, as the island nation is discussing taxing farmers, under the Emissions Trading Scheme, for herd’s greenhouse gas […]
20 September 2022

Air New Zealand inaugurates Auckland – New York route

Air New Zealand’s inaugural flight from Auckland to New York touched down at John F. Kennedy International Airport on 17 September, marking the first of its […]
15 August 2022

Air New Zealand reduces flight schedule to cope with staff sickness

Air New Zealand is implementing measures to protect the travel plans of its customers as sickness levels continue to cause disruption. Air New Zealand will reduce […]
1 August 2022

New Zealand bans tobacco sales for those born after 2009

The New Zealand government has introduced the world-first legislation to ban tobacco for future generations, including increasing the purchasing age for cigarettes.  Last Tuesday, the country […]
6 July 2022

Air New Zealand is the first airline to introduce beds for Economy class

A first in the history of aviation is about to materialize: Economy class passengers will have the option of sleeping in an actual bed on long […]
24 March 2022

Air New Zealand to start operating 17-hour route to New York

Air New Zealand has just announced that getting to New York will be a lot easier starting 17 September, when the airline’s new 17-hour flight is […]
17 March 2022

New Zealand to reopen international tourism from May 1

New Zealand is ready to welcome international tourists after more than two years of isolation to deter the spread of Covid-19. The country’s government announced the […]
7 February 2022

New Zealand announces plan to reopen to the world

Authorities in New Zealand announced on Thursday February 3rd that the country will remove quarantine requirements for returning citizens, and that borders will be gradually opened. […]
28 January 2022

New Zealand to launch world’s first “winery airline”

Wine lovers will have just another excuse to visit New Zealand. The wine company Invivo is launching the world’s first “winery airline” which will start operating […]
13 December 2021

New Zealand to gradually ban the sale of tobacco

Last May, the New Zealand government proposed to make the country smoke-free by 2025, including making smoking illegal. This new approach aimed at reducing the number […]
29 November 2021

This is New Zealand’s plan to fully reopen in 2022

On Wednesday November 24th, New Zealand’s Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins announced that from January 16th, 2022, the country will allow fully vaccinated New Zealanders to […]
21 September 2021

New Zealand: Maori party launches petition to change country’s name by 2026

Last Tuesday, the Indigenous political party of New Zealand (the Maori Party) launched a petition on its official website to change the name of the country […]