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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.

11 January 2022

Bude’s response to Climate Change – are there other examples of coastal communities?

Bude is in north Cornwall on the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on the sharp edge of climate change. With storms coming out of the Atlantic. […]
11 January 2022

Air France increases ticket prices to develop the use of sustainable fuels

On Monday January 10th, Air France announced that the airline is increasing ticket prices by 1 to 12 euros to offset part of the extra cost […]
10 January 2022

US national parks give away 5 days of free admission in 2022

If you’re planning to visit the stunning US national parks in 2022, watch out for the 5 days of free admission that the National Park Service […]
10 January 2022

No reason for airlines to operate ‘ghost flights’ says ACI Europe

Airport trade body ACI Europe has expressed dismay at the escalating industry and political rhetoric around so-called ‘ghost flights’ and reiterated its strong support for the […]
10 January 2022

Ten tourists die after cliff collapses onto leisure boats in Brazil

Ten people have been killed after part of a cliff collapsed onto leisure boats on leisure boats in Furnas Lake, injuring at least 32 people. The […]
10 January 2022

Thailand’s notorious Maya beach reopens but tourists can’t swim

After being closed for the past 4 years over environmental concerns, Thailand’s notorious Maya beach, made famous by the 2000 movie The Beach, has recently reopened […]
10 January 2022

Turkey changes name to Türkiye to reinforce country’s brand

Turkey decided to change name to reinforce the country’s brand and to better reflect the traditions of the Middle Eastern country. The new name — “Türkiye”— […]
10 January 2022
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Italy orders compulsory Covid-19 vaccination for over-50s

A record of 190.000 positive cases of Covid-19 in Italy prompted the government to order compulsory vaccination for over-50s. The measure was announced on 5 January, […]
10 January 2022

New “boarding tax” in Belgium to make tickets up to 10 euros more expensive

All flights out of Belgium will now be subject to the new “boarding” tax which entails an increase in the price of airline tickets of up […]
7 January 2022

Fake PCR tests caught at Brussels Airport can send you to prison

Forging a PCR test to go through the Brussels Airport may not be the greatest idea. The Criminal Court of Brussels is imposing prison terms of […]
7 January 2022

TUI to compensate survivors and victims’ families of 2015 terror attack in Tunisia

Travel agency TUI will compensate survivors and families from the victims who have lost their lives during the 2015 terror attack on the Sousse coast of […]
7 January 2022

Belgium maintains measures as Omicron expected to peak by mid-January

Belgium’s Consultative Committee held its first meeting of 2022 on Thursday, January 6th to evaluate the current measures to fight the spread of the Omicron variant. […]
6 January 2022

England scraps pre-departure Covid-19 tests for arrivals

Pre-departure Covid-19 tests will no longer be required to enter England, announced yesterday Boris Johnson, UK’s prime minister. As of 4:00 am on January 7, fully […]
6 January 2022

Brussels Airlines operates 3,000 empty flights to keep its slots

Brussels Airlines has operated 3,000 flights without passengers this winter to avoid losing take-off and landing slots, reports Le Soir. The Lufthansa group, Brussels Airlines parent company, will cancel […]
6 January 2022

Towards the end of low-cost travel?

As airlines sink deeper in debt because of the Covid-19 pandemic, they will be unable to avoid raising fares after the crisis. A recent report published […]
6 January 2022

Sweden, Norway and Denmark lead the transition path to sustainable energy

Sweden, Norway and Denmark have topped the World Economic Forum’s latest Energy Transition Index (ETI). Over the past decade, 92 countries have made progress in their […]
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