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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.

13 July 2020

Trust is the new currency of tourism

For most people, travel is discretionary. We choose whether or not to travel, to move to someone else’s place to stay overnight or just for a […]
10 July 2020
Brussels Airport

Gradual recovery of passenger flights at Brussels Airport

Since June 15th, Brussels Airport has been welcoming passengers for non-essential travel. 83,589 passengers passed through Brussels Airport that month, representing a decrease of – 96.5% […]
10 July 2020

Where can US passport holders travel right now?

Many countries across the world have begun to ease travel restrictions and reopen their borders, and some have made the decision to welcome tourists from the […]
10 July 2020

UK government to pay 50% of restaurant bills to boost recovery

On Wednesday July 8th, the UK government announced that it would cover up to 50% of the bill for diners during the month of August to […]
10 July 2020

Belgium bans travel to three EU regions

The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Belgium has released a list with color codes indicating the areas to which Belgian citizens are not allowed to go this […]
10 July 2020

St. Maarten to welcome US tourists as of August 1st

Starting on August 1st, commercial flights between the United States and St. Maarten are expected to resume. The announcement of the re-opening was published on the […]
9 July 2020

Restarting tourism with an emphasis on sustainability

For the first time ever, the five regional bodies of Member States of the United Nations World Tourism Organization met virtually. The annual series of meetings […]
9 July 2020

SkyTeam, Oneworld and Star Alliance release video campaign: You can fly with confidence

SkyTeam, Oneworld and Star Alliance have jointly released a message in which they explain the measures their airlines are adopting to insure the well-being of their […]
9 July 2020

France to implement ‘targeted’ confinement measures in case
a new outbreak appears

On Wednesday July 8th, French Prime Minister Jean Castex stated that France could take different and “more targeted” measures if a a second coronavirus wave were […]
9 July 2020

Scots can now travel to 39 countries without quarantine needed upon return

From July 10th, Scots are now able to travel to 39 countries without needing to quarantine for 14 days on their return. Spain, however, is not […]
8 July 2020

Health crisis continues to impact Europe’s aviation industry

With the pandemic still impacting badly on the aviation sector, a stark new warning has come that passenger numbers for Brussels airport will not return to […]
8 July 2020

Against all odds a new airline to be launched in Canada

In the midst of the Covid-19 travel restrictions imposed across the world, a new airline called will soon be born. Based in Quebec, OWG will be […]
8 July 2020
Lufthansa

Lufthansa launches second set of restructuring measures

The Executive Board of Deutsche Lufthansa AG has approved a second set of measures as part of its restructuring program. The first set of measures, released […]
8 July 2020

Belgium closes borders to 15 non-Schengen countries

The Belgian Government has decided to keep its borders closed to travelers from the 15 countries that the European Union had recently marked as sufficiently safe. […]
8 July 2020

Maldives to remove visa fees to boost tourism recovery

The Maldives will open its borders on July 15th and three important changes are expected: The visa fee of US$100 has been removed The US$100 fee […]
8 July 2020

Could a new surcharge from Singapore Airlines push fares up?

Singapore Airlines has decided to implement a $12 penalty for bookings made on global distribution systems. The airlines has done so as an attempt to persuade […]
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