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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.

25 March 2021

Responsible Tourism and Slavery

Every year on 25 March is the International Day of Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade offers the opportunity to honor […]
24 March 2021

Belgium implements stricter rules due to new spike of Covid-19 cases

Following today’s Consultative Committee meeting, Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced that the coronavirus contagion figures were rising and that stricter measures would be implemented. […]
24 March 2021

Towards a Code for the Protection of Tourists

More than 100 countries, alongside international organizations and leading business groups have agreed to adopt harmonized standards for assisting tourists caught up in emergency situations. The Committee […]
23 March 2021

Italy to deploy ‘covid-free’ trains to tourist destinations

Trains are a key mode of transportation in Italy. During the pandemic, many people who rode on a train for one reason or other knew that […]
23 March 2021

5 things we might do differently while travelling after the pandemic

When was the last time you’ve set foot outside your country, maybe even your city? Chances are, you’ll have to think about it for a bit […]
23 March 2021

Portugal elected the Best European Destination to visit in 2021

After Braga‘s nomination as the Best European Destination of 2021, it is Portugal’s turn to stand out as the best country to visit this year. Europe […]
23 March 2021

Enhancing the tourism ecosystem for the coming years

Covid-19 outbreak has paralysed the entire EU tourism sector, putting its ecosystem under unprecedented pressure. Former crisis show us that tourism and travel is the most […]
23 March 2021

Greece: Tourism recovery restarts from small islands

Greece is prioritizing vaccinations in small islands and islets to make sure these little corners of paradise are ready to open up for holidaymakers by mid-May. […]
22 March 2021

Finland tops the list of happiest countries in the world – again

According to a UN-sponsored report, Finland has been ranked the happiest place in the world for a fourth year in a row. The World Happiness Report […]
22 March 2021

We will always remember: 5th anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks

On the morning of 22 March 2016, exactly five years ago, three coordinated suicide bombings occurred in Belgium: two at Brussels Airport in Zaventem and one […]
22 March 2021

Belgium to lift ban on non-essential travel on 19th April

According to a new Ministerial Decree published yesterday, Belgium will officially lift its ban on non-essential travel abroad on 19th April, after the Easter holidays. The latest […]
22 March 2021

Iceland reopens its borders to vaccinated tourists

As of yesterday 18th March Iceland has announced that the country will open its borders to vaccinated travellers from around the world. Worldwide arrivals will now […]
22 March 2021
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A common path to Europe’s safe re-opening

Ahead of the meeting of European leaders on 25 March, the European Commission is calling on Member States to prepare for a coordinated approach to a […]
21 March 2021

New sleeper trains in Europe will link 13 major destinations

Four European national railway companies have promised new sleepers linking 13 major cities in the largest extension of Europe’s night network in many years. According to […]
21 March 2021

5 Reasons why Responsible Travel matters

Any kind of tourism can be responsible, or irresponsible. Travellers can be responsible or irresponsible. Responsible Tourism is about using tourism to make better places for […]
19 March 2021

Thailand could fully reopen borders by October

The Thai government is hoping to reopen the country’s borders by October, with all Covid-19 restrictions lifted, Thailand’s Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) confirmed on 10th March. […]
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