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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.

5 January 2021

Telling Stories

Many of us will recall being accused, as children, by frustrated and sometimes angry parents of “telling stories”, of making things up, of fibbing, a less […]
4 January 2021

5 exhibitions in Brussels that you can’t miss

The thrill of the new year is here – especially with the one behind us being so difficult to say the least. With all the lessons […]
31 December 2020

Miami to welcome underwater museum promoting threatened reefs

Our planet is warming up and that doesn’t stay without consequences. Pointing out every single one would lead us too far, so let’s just focus on […]
30 December 2020

In 2020 Manneken-Pis celebrated 400 years

From 16 October 2019 to 15 May 2020, the City of Brussels celebrated the 400th anniversary of Manneken-Pis. Already in the 15th century, Manneken-Pis played an […]
30 December 2020

2020 Movies that didn’t make it to the big screen due to Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic is having a terrible impact on the entire movie industry. Film productions have been stopped for a long time and most movie theatres […]
29 December 2020

Unusual New Year’s traditions

With the end of the year approaching, we all want to see if off in nice way and welcome the new year into our lives, hoping […]
28 December 2020

Bill Gates reveals his 5 favorite books of 2020

It is now part of the holidays tradition, Microsoft co-founder and co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released his annual list of his top five […]
28 December 2020

5 Fun facts shared between Britain and Belgium

Brexit is now a reality for millions of Europeans. In the past three decades, numerous surveys proved that the vast majority of British people felt less […]
24 December 2020

History and Tradition of Christmas Ornaments

For many, Christmas begins with the ritualistic decorating of the house, and even the garden, with Christmas ornaments and decorations of all types. Ranging from religious […]
24 December 2020

Why is Christmas Day on the 25th December?

Although nowadays Christmas is celebrated by people all around the world, it is traditionally a Christian holiday which celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, who Christians […]
24 December 2020

My 10 favorite Christmas movies

Besides meeting our loved ones, receiving and giving presents, eating, drinking and laughing, we also like to watch Christmas movies with our family and friends. Sometimes […]
23 December 2020

20 Greatest Christmas movies of all time

Christmas 2020 is certainly an unusual time, with many separated from loved ones or spending the festive season slightly differently to how they planned. Christmas movies […]
23 December 2020

10 books to buy as Christmas gifts this year

The Holiday Season is around the corner and the pace of our day-to-day responsibilities will hopefully start to slow down. We will have more time to […]
22 December 2020

A (Reluctant) Guide to Beckett’s Paris

On this day, 22 December, in 1989, in Paris, Nobel laureate Samuel Beckett died. It was five months since the death of Suzanne, his companion of […]
22 December 2020

Where is Santa Claus from?

An old man dressed in red rides a sleigh pulled by reindeer and delivers toys to children in their sleep. He enjoys climbing down chimneys and […]
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 […]
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