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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.

6 July 2020

Aviation is the Achilles heel of the tourism sector

Transport is fundamental to tourism and to day excursions. The industry started with a day excursion for 570 people organised by Thomas Cook in 1841 from […]
3 July 2020

Escape Lockdown with a book

This summer and in the coming months, many of us find ourselves with hopes for holidays dashed and travel plans in disarray. One thing remains constant […]
3 July 2020
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5 Travel apps you cannot live without

Remember the time when we used to fuss around with actual paper maps while driving towards our holiday destination? Or when Google Maps just had just […]
3 July 2020

UNWTO and Telefónica to drive tourism’s sustainable recovery

As tourism restarts around the world, Telefonica deepens its collaboration with the United Nations specialized agency to advance market intelligence in order to accelerate the sector’s […]
2 July 2020

Restarting Tourism With Responsibility

The restart of tourism is seen as the return of hope and opportunity for many millions of people around the world. This week has Europe been […]
30 June 2020

Testing, contact tracing and health certificates may become the new norm

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has laid out the ‘Safe & Seamless Travel’ guidelines which include testing and tracing. The guidelines follow medical evidence […]
30 June 2020
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New App Designed to Facilitate Safe and Secure Border Crossings

As many countries around the world begin to ease travel restrictions introduced in response to the pandemic, the United Nations specialized agency has welcomed the responsible […]
29 June 2020

Help us recognise those from the travel and tourism sector who have tackled Covid-19

This year we are going to recognise those destinations, businesses and other organisations or individuals who have used tourism and their tourism assets to tackle the […]
24 June 2020
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Online cooking classes without borders

Hi, I’m Kaja. I studied politics and public policy, worked within EU politics in Brussels and quit my job a year ago to become a cooking […]
24 June 2020
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26 passengers test positive for Covid-19 on Emirates flight

So far 26 passengers from Emirates flight EK380 have tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Hong Kong. On June 20th, the plane left Pakistan bound […]
24 June 2020
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Hotels at fraction of occupancy despite general easing from lockdown

The hotel market in Belgium, as elsewhere, has taken a huge hit from the pandemic. The virus spread and lockdown measures have drastically reduced business and […]
23 June 2020

‘Safe Travels’ protocol launched for attractions, car hire and short-term rental

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return […]
23 June 2020
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Covid-19: Blessing and curse for the food scene?

In most countries restaurants are opening again, but the outbreak of the global Covid19 pandemic has hit them hard and it will take time for them […]
22 June 2020
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Travel light with style: Create your minimalist capsule travel wardrobe

I’m not known for being able to travel light. Even armed with a near obsessive mental library of tips, I still find myself scrambling to get […]
22 June 2020
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Slovenia, Ukraine and Egypt among new destinations receiving the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp

Egypt is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp […]
19 June 2020

Culture in times of Covid-19: What’s at risk for society

The cultural sector across the world is facing a crisis due to COVID-19. The International Council on Museums (ICOM) reported that 95% of the estimated 60,000 […]
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