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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.

17 August 2020

Accepting the need to fly less and “quarantine roulette”

New research in the UK from academics at Cardiff and Manchester universities into lifestyle choices adopted during the lockdown, found that the level of concern about […]
17 August 2020

Middle East: Aviation sector
on its knees due to Covid-19

According to new data released by IATA, the impact of the lockdown imposed during the Covid-19 pandemic on the Middle East aviation sector and economies has […]
13 August 2020

Covid-19 testing soon possible at Brussels Airport in mobile lab

There will be a mobile lab at Brussels Airport where passengers can get tested on Covid-19. This will enable passengers returning from a red zone to […]
13 August 2020

Sputnik V: Philippines’ President
will take the first shot

Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte is expected to get a shot of the new Russian vaccine as early as May 2021.  On Thursday, Harry Roque, President Rodrigo […]
13 August 2020

ETC calls for harmonised European approach to travel restrictions

The European Travel Commission (ETC) is calling on EU governments to better coordinate their COVID-19 recovery efforts by adopting a harmonised approach to lifting or reinstalling […]
13 August 2020

Covid-19: The effects
on sporting events

As coronavirus cases continue to spread across the globe, the majority of sporting events are being cancelled or postponed. The most significant one was the Tokyo […]
12 August 2020

Face mask now mandatory in
Brussels Capital Region

The number of confirmed Covid-19 infections in the Brussels-Capital Region has passed the threshold of 50 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, and the wearing of a face […]
11 August 2020

World’s first Covid-19 vaccine:
Putin’s daughter is vaccinated

“This morning, for the first time in the world, a vaccine against the new coronavirus has been registered,” Russia’s president, Vladimir Putin, said during a televised […]
11 August 2020

Traffic data: Disastrous Covid-19 impact on airport industry

ACI EUROPE, the European airport trade body, has released its air traffic report for June and an interim update for July. According to the report, passenger […]
11 August 2020

Qatar Airways’mobile
app gets new features

Qatar Airways’ mobile application allows passengers to easily plan their journey, helping to minimize physical contact and human interactions.  By downloading the app, all members of […]
11 August 2020

Spanish tourism industry
devastated by Covid-19 crisis

In the first half of 2020, the Spanish tourism sector has recorded its worst semester ever, registering a decrease in visitors of 97%. More than 750,000 […]
10 August 2020

Brussels’ hotel sector struggling
due to the pandemic

The coronavirus crisis has severely damaged Brussels’ hotel sector, which is now suffering from a lack of tourists and visitors. At the moment, only half of […]
10 August 2020

Tourist destinations
are having a holiday

At the heart of Responsible Tourism is the assertion that Responsible Tourism is first and foremost about making better places for people to live in. The […]
10 August 2020

Brussels Airport registers a decrease of 80.8% of passengers

Since the reintroduction of non-essential flights on 15 June, the number of passengers at Brussels Airport has increased, but it still remains 80% below July 2019.  […]
7 August 2020

Brussels Airlines reports a loss of €182 million due to Covid-19

In the first half of 2020, Brussels Airlines incurred a loss of €182 million as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the […]
7 August 2020

Touchless tech to restore
confidence in flying

Airports and airlines are working hard to restore confidence in flying. Every week an airline announces its new policies on safety and hygiene measures to instill […]
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