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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.

6 April 2021

Learning from Africa

We can learn much about tourism in and from Africa – celebrating diversity and inclusiveness, growing the cake to create more value for neighbouring communities, living […]
6 April 2021

Covid-19 self-tests now available in Belgian pharmacies

Starting today, Tuesday 6th April, Covid-19 self-tests will be available to purchase in pharmacies across Belgium. Following the country’s health minister’s decision a week ago that […]
6 April 2021

Belgium’s national vaccine registration list officially open

As of today, Tuesday 6th April, anyone in Belgium aged over 18 can register on the reserve list for Covid-19 vaccinations. The list offers registered people […]
6 April 2021

Why post-Brexit has embarrassed the EU over the vaccine roll out

Spare a thought, if you will, for the 450 million people who live on mainland Europe – they have been very badly let down over the […]
5 April 2021

Less parking spots and more terraces in Brussels this summer

The Brussels-Capital Region will allow outdoor cafés on car parks until the end of 2022, which had been proposed by State Secretary for Urban Planning, Pascal […]
5 April 2021

Make Green Policies Great Again: Biden’s $2.25 trillion plan

US President Joe Biden announced a $2.25 trillion package that is meant to address important issues linked to fossil fuels and climate change. The package is […]
5 April 2021

Willie Walsh becomes IATA’s new boss

Willie Walsh has officially taken on the role of Director General of IATA. He succeeds Alexandre de Juniac. I am passionate about our industry and about […]
5 April 2021

Air Belgium bets on the Dutch Caribbean

Since the sanitary crisis outbreak, Belgian and international governments have implemented measures and restrictions that are constantly evolving. A clear and long-term outlook is difficult to […]
5 April 2021

Building a sustainable future for European travel

This past year has upended the entire travel industry. With ever-changing regulations and lockdowns, dwindling budgets, and fluctuating traveler comfort levels, it feels impossible to deploy […]
5 April 2021

IATA to launch Travel Pass app on Apple platform this month

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has announced that its digital Travel Pass will launch this month, according to Reuters. 1. IATA Travel Pass Reuters reported that […]
5 April 2021

Tourist arrivals down 87% in January 2021

The devastating impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on global tourism has carried on into 2021, with new data showing an 87% fall in international tourist arrivals […]
2 April 2021

Scotland to have its first hydrogen-powered train in 2021

Scotland will have its first train running on hydrogen power by the end of 2021. A new project from the Scottish government and a group of […]
2 April 2021

Egypt to build first high-speed train connecting the Red Sea with the Mediterranean

Plans have been announced for the first high-speed train line in Egypt from the Red Sea to the Mediterranean. With a length 621 miles, the route […]
31 March 2021

25,000 Dutch people sign up for Covid holiday pilot scheme in Rhodes

Dutch travel company Sunweb has announced that it plans to take nearly 200 people for an eight-day holiday in Greece. One of the main goals is […]
31 March 2021

London’s ‘National Covid Memorial Wall’ of almost 150,000 hearts commemorates Covid-19 victims

In their latest effort to raise awareness to their to call for a public inquiry into the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic, UK Campaign group […]
31 March 2021

UNWTO urges Europe to lead the way in tourism’s restart

As the latest data shows an 85% fall in tourist arrivals across Europe at the start of 2021, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has noted Europe can […]
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