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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 April 2021

Decarbonising Aviation: further delay will be very expensive

The growth in tourism since 1950 has been facilitated by paid annual holidays and by aviation. Those who live in holiday areas have often suffered from […]
27 April 2021

Braga transforms the Seven Fountains Monument into a sustainable Green Park

The Sete Fontes is a significant set of springs that form a hydraulic system from which, over several centuries, the city of Braga was supplied with […]
26 April 2021

Fully vaccinated Americans to be able to visit the EU this summer

US nationals who have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19 will be able to travel to the European Union this summer, announced the President of the European […]
26 April 2021

Scotland to make period products freely available for women

Scotland has unanimously passed the Period Products (Free Provision) Bill, which requires local authorities to ensure that period products —including tampons and pads— are available free […]
26 April 2021

Ethiopian becomes the first African airline to trial IATA Travel Pass

Ethiopian Airlines Group has become the first African airline to conduct a trial of the IATA Travel Pass, a digital travel mobile app to enhance efficiency […]
26 April 2021

Bar and restaurant terraces to reopen in Belgium on 8th May

Following Friday’s Consultative Committee meeting and the consequent press conference held, the latest relaxations of the current Covid-19 restrictions in Belgium have been announced. Covering both […]
26 April 2021

Greenland: a forerunner for Europe?

Every one of us has heard of Greenland and has a certain perception, which might be – or not – in accordance with the reality on […]
26 April 2021

US Travel & Tourism sector suffered a loss of $766 billion in 2020

The annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) today revealed the U.S. Travel & Tourism sector suffered a significant loss […]
23 April 2021

“America is back”: Biden to cut US emissions at least in half by 2030

The Washington Post reported this week that President Biden will pledge to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by the end of the […]
23 April 2021
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US State Department to add more than 100 Countries to ‘Do Not Travel’ list

This week the U.S. State Department announced its “Do Not Travel” guidance would be expanded to cover about 80% of countries worldwide. The statement referred to […]
22 April 2021

Portugal’s Ribatejo conquers Belgian market

The Ribatejo Region has become a gateway to the single European market with its more than 500 million consumers. Thanks to the its entrepreneurship, Ribatejo already […]
22 April 2021

United adds flights to Croatia, Greece and Iceland as countries reopen to vaccinated travelers

United is adding three new flights to its international network, giving travelers more options for summer travel by flying direct to countries that are starting to […]
22 April 2021

Airline industry expects to lose $47.7 billion in 2021

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) expects net airline industry losses of $47.7 billion in 2021, an improvement on the estimated net industry loss of $126.4 […]
21 April 2021

Brussels Airlines thinks it is time to thank those everyday heroes

In tough times, tough people rise and transcend. The past year, so many people rolled up their sleeves and went above and beyond to help others. […]
21 April 2021

India signs “travel bubble” with Sri Lanka

According to Travel Weekly Asia, the Civil Aviation Ministry of India announced on Twitter that the country has agreed to establish an ‘air travel bubble’ with […]
21 April 2021

Maldives to offer Covid-19 vaccine to all arriving tourists

Authorities in Maldives have announced that all tourists would receive the Covid-19 vaccine upon arrival. The measure is part of a plan in that country that […]
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