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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.

22 December 2020

Governance Matters

Back in 1623 the poet and Church of England cleric John Donne wrote in his Devotions upon Emergent Occasions “No man is an Island, entire of itself; every […]
21 December 2020

Christmas Star: The ‘Great’ Conjunction of Jupiter and Saturn

Skywatchers are in for an end-of-year treat. What has become known popularly as the “Christmas Star” is an especially vibrant planetary conjunction easily visible in the […]
21 December 2020

Tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall by more than 70%

International arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence and a global struggle to contain the […]
21 December 2020

The ultimate gift guide for travel lovers

So far, 2020 hasn’t been the best year for travelers. Due to the pandemic, travelling was quite complicated and often even prohibited. Travel plans got cancelled, […]
21 December 2020

The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: South America

Read Part 1 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: South America” here. 1. More than just a product Of course, in the context of […]
18 December 2020

24 hours in Gibraltar

A British overseas territory occupying a narrow peninsula of Spain’s southern Mediterranean coast, Gibraltar is a unique fusion of cultures. Wondering amongst the red post boxes […]
18 December 2020

5 incredible ice festivals

1. Harbin International Ice and Snow Festival, China Harbin in north-east China has been host to the biggest ice festival in the world since 1963, with […]
18 December 2020

5 hotels where you might be in the company of the British Royal Family

The British Royals are probably more popular than any other royal family in the world. Their history, their traditions, their undeniable Britishness… it all speaks to […]
18 December 2020

Tourism Acceleration Program in the Middle East

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in partnership with Google hosted their second edition of the global Tourism Acceleration Program in the Middle East region, […]
18 December 2020

5 ways to shop ethically online this Christmas

Whether you’re a keen online shopper or not, circumstances this year are certainly pushing many people towards this way of buying. For some, lockdowns mean shops […]
17 December 2020

Guidelines for Inclusion and Diversity: An aid for global tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its new high-level guidelines for inclusion and diversity in the Travel & Tourism sector, which have been […]
17 December 2020

Sgroppino, Snow Maidens or Dala Horses – how will you celebrate Christmas this year?

This Christmas things will be different, we know that. Many people will be unable to see loved ones they would usually spend time with. Or perhaps […]
17 December 2020

10 beautiful winter destinations in Europe

Europe is always fascinating for tourists from all around the world. They mostly visit Europe during summer or springtime, when the weather is warm and sunny. […]
17 December 2020

Three Christmas-proof dessert recipes

There is no doubt: Christmas will look a lot different this year. Depending on where you live, the regulations may differ but chances are you will […]
15 December 2020

Is hydrogen the future for aviation?

As we see and experience the impact of climate change – flooding, storms, wildfires and drought – awareness of the consequences of climate change grows. The […]
15 December 2020

“International travel can restart without waiting for vaccines” — World Travel & Tourism Council

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and major international industry bodies have joined forces to call for the immediate restoration of international travel using proven […]
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