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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 January 2021

Aviation is the Achilles heel of the travel and tourism industry

Outside of lockdowns in much of Europe, domestic tourism has enabled tourism businesses to survive. Tourism businesses are hurting, and increasing numbers are closing permanently.  International […]
27 January 2021

Belgium bans non-essential travel abroad until 1 March

On 22nd January, Belgium’s Consultative Committee decided to ban non-essential travel abroad until 1 March. Entering into force today, this measure will only exclude those who […]
26 January 2021
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Australia may not open its borders again until 2022

Australia’s Health Department Chief Brendan Murphy has said it is still premature to expect the country to reopen borders in 2021. There are currently travel restrictions […]
26 January 2021

Nepali climbers create history on Mount K2

A team of all Nepalese climbers made it to the headlines of International news media on the 16th   of January. After quite some time Nepal was […]
26 January 2021

Is a four day week the solution to the post-pandemic economy?

The economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic are being felt throughout the world, and many businesses have had to get rid of staff, furlough them, or […]
25 January 2021

All airlines might soon require a negative Covid-19 test certificate from passengers going to Finland

On the 22nd of January, the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare, THL, gave a recommendation for all airlines operating to Finland by which it recommends […]
25 January 2021

Full recovery of tourism might still take two years

The crisis caused by the covid-19 pandemic has been a wake-up call within the travel industry. Travelers are beginning to understand how their actions and choices […]
25 January 2021

A man hid for 3 months at the Chicago O’Hare Airport for fear of getting Covid-19

A man from California hid for three months in a secured area of O’Hare International Airport for fear of contracting Covid-19 during a flight. Aditya Singh, […]
25 January 2021

Bringing Covid-19 vaccines to West and Central Africa

In collaboration with Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNICEF is leading efforts to supply approved Covid-19 for lower-mid-income countries around the world, most of which are […]
25 January 2021

NET calls for urgent coordination to ensure travel and tourism drive recovery

The European regions for competitive and sustainable tourism (NET) welcomes the decision of EU heads of state or government to coordinate their response to the Covid-19 […]
25 January 2021

Improved rail passenger rights adopted by EU Council

A reform of EU rail passenger rights will strengthen the rights of all passengers, and in particular those with disabilities or reduced mobility. It will also make […]
25 January 2021

The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America

Community-Based Tourism (CBT) is a type of tourism where the local communities are the protagonist of the experience offered. It usually happens in rural and traditional communities, but […]
25 January 2021

International Study: How many people will take the Covid-19 vaccine?

With Covid-19 vaccines now being rolled out across the world, YouGov’s Covid-19 trackers show that people in Thailand and the United Kingdom are the most likely […]
22 January 2021

Global Tourism experts gather in Madrid to ensure the safe restart of tourism

The global tourism sector is starting the new year prepared to #RestartTourism when conditions allow, with the World Tourism Organization set to again bring together leaders […]
22 January 2021

Covid-19: Negative test required to travel to the US as of 26 January

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC, is expanding the requirement for a negative Covid-19 test and as of the 26th of January, international travelers […]
22 January 2021

China releases prototype for new 400mph levitating train

China has recently unveiled a prototype for a new levitating train which it says will be capable of reaching speeds of up to 400mph. 1. Prototype […]
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