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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.

16 March 2021

What have I learnt from lockdown?

I live in a small town on the old Roman Watling Street between London and Dover, rather closer to Dover than London. In March last year, […]
15 March 2021
Google

Google to make its hotel listings free

Google is letting hotels and travel companies around the world appear in hotel booking links on google.com/travel for free. This change will give travelers an additional […]
15 March 2021

Accor and Expedia Group join forces to expand UNESCO sustainability pledge into 96 countries

Expedia Group, the global travel platform and Accor, a world leading hospitality group, in conjunction with the UNESCO, are joining forces to further extend the UNESCO […]
15 March 2021
Feminism

Women’s Empowerment at the core of Travel & Tourism Global Summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel & Tourism private sector, is set to present its new ‘Women Empowerment Initiative’ for […]
12 March 2021

How is Veganism influencing travel?

Our diet choices and requirements, especially ones like Veganism which are arguably a choice of lifestyle not just food, can affect many parts of our lives. […]
12 March 2021

5 Baking accessories you should have

There is nothing more annoying than an insufficiently equipped kitchen. I’ve been through it all. Kitchens without any cake tins, mixing bowls or mixers. Kitchens without […]
12 March 2021

All Volvo vehicles to be electric by 2030

With electric cars becoming increasingly popular, Volvo has pledged to meet the demand by going entirely electric. In an announcement on Tuesday 2nd March, the company […]
11 March 2021

Top-20 destinations to visit this Spring

Spring is the symbol of the rebirth of life. Nature suddenly wakes up from the cold and dark winter, the sun comes back shining, the flowers […]
11 March 2021

5 places on Earth that look like you just landed on Mars

People have always been fascinated by space – big and unknown, mysterious and distant, it lights up the imagination. Thinking of what could be out there, […]
10 March 2021

Hotel hacks for a more comfortable stay

One of the most important things when going for a trip, whether it is a private or business one, is to enjoy your stay and have […]
10 March 2021

Zoom is so 2020: welcome to the future with hologram meetings

Zoom could become a thing of the past following Microsoft’s unveiling of Mesh, a new mixed-reality platform which allows people in different physical locations to join […]
10 March 2021

10 books to bring springtime rushing in

Booklovers know the pleasure of reading is not all about curling up with a hot drink in front of a flickering fire. Those first days of […]
9 March 2021

This has been the impact of tightened travel restrictions on tourism

One in three destinations worldwide are now completely closed to international tourism. According to the latest data from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the emergence of […]
9 March 2021

5 art exhibitions not to miss in Europe this year

After a very difficult year for the whole cultural sector, many of Europe’s museums and galleries still remain with their doors closed. Many of the exhibitions […]
9 March 2021

10 Most remote places on Earth

Tranquility is a special notion. Some of us really do like to be alone (from time to time), without a single living soul nearby, with only […]
9 March 2021

Can tourism make peace with nature?

At first sight, this is an odd question. Nature, wildlife, pristine natural habitats, birds, coral reefs, whales & dolphins and the charismatic mega fauna like the […]
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