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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.

27 December 2022

Despite COP15 nature positive matters

I, for one, was very disappointed by the outcome of COP15. It was all too similar to the results of COP27. Justin Francis, CEO of Responsible […]
26 December 2022

What if every building’s window could generate electricity?

Windows with a transparent solar coating over them could soon revolutionize energy efficiency and power generation in cities across the world. According to the World Economic […]
23 December 2022

Flanders overtakes European countries in cycling infrastructure investment in 2022

The European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) has just published the 2022 edition of the “The state of national cycling strategies” report, providing a comprehensive overview of the status of national […]
23 December 2022

UNWTO names the best tourism villages of 2022

The UN’s World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has selected 32 destinations form around the world as the best tourism villages of 2022. The accolade recognizes rural destinations […]
22 December 2022

The most ingenious tourism campaigns of 2022

When the world came to a stop because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the travel and tourism industry was among the most affected. This year, travel restrictions […]
22 December 2022

5 last-minute gifts for the person who already has everything

With only a few days to go until Christmas, things are getting real out there. Those of you who still haven’t done your Christmas shopping and […]
22 December 2022

3 environmental actions that can offer hope in 2022

With year’s end around the corner many are wondering what 2023 will look like in terms of disasters caused by global warming. Deforestation continues, floods and […]
21 December 2022

10 movies you have to watch around Christmas

What’s your favourite Christmas movie? For me, no matter how many great films I watch, Home Alone will always remain my go to holiday special. Great […]
21 December 2022

This Christmas, try some avocado with your raclette

Finally, it’s almost Christmas. After months of diminishing daylight, after weeks of dropping temperatures and – let’s face it – after a couple of mental breakdowns […]
21 December 2022

Do you know why the world’s longest flight doesn’t follow a seemingly straight line?

The longest flight in commercial aviation around the world is currently the one that connects New York to Singapore, with a total of approximately 18 hours […]
20 December 2022

What do people around the world eat for Christmas?

It’s that time of the year again. Christmas trees are decorated, gifts are piling up, the aroma of mulled wine fills the air. And, of course, […]
20 December 2022

Debt & Climate Change: Our children’s inheritance

Critics of government spending argue that when one generation pays for current expenditure on health, welfare and education by borrowing, we are shifting the cost to […]
20 December 2022

These were the world’s top city destinations in 2022

After almost two years of pandemic induced quarantine, the travel and tourism industry has finally started to recover this year. People have been eager to travel […]
19 December 2022

5 tourist attractions you won’t be able to visit in 2023

Tourism across the world is on the rise. Despite higher air fares, long queues at airports due to reduced staff and scheduled strikes, many seem bent […]
19 December 2022

Azerbaijan, Georgia, Hungary and Romania sign Black Sea Energy submarine cable deal

On Saturday, 17 December, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen met with leaders from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Hungary and Romania for the signing of a Black […]
19 December 2022

Would you fly transatlantic powered only by waste oils and fats?

An intercontinental flight fueled only by waste oils and fats? That’s the proposal for 2023 from Virgin Atlantic, who are claiming a Boeing 787 trip from […]
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