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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.

22 December 2020

Governance Matters

Back in 1623 the poet and Church of England cleric John Donne wrote in his Devotions upon Emergent Occasions “No man is an Island, entire of itself; every […]
22 December 2020

Belgium closes all borders with the UK

Following Prime Minister Alexander De Croo’s announcement on Friday, from midnight last night Belgium closed its borders to travellers coming from the United Kingdom, for 24 […]
22 December 2020

“I aspire to a more local and sustainable tourism in the years to come” – Delphine Houba

2020 will be a year many will want to forget. The shock to the economy and freedom of movement, the lack of face-to-face social interaction will […]
21 December 2020

Tourism back to 1990 levels as arrivals fall by more than 70%

International arrivals fell by 72% over the first ten months of 2020, with restrictions on travel, low consumer confidence and a global struggle to contain the […]
21 December 2020

Tourism Excellence in Canada

The United Nations World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, continues to lead the way in promoting tourism standards. The Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) of British Columbia, Canada, […]
21 December 2020

Thailand eases travel restrictions for travelers from 56 countries

The Thai Government has announced new measures in an attempt to support Thailand’s hardly hit tourism industry. Thailand has decided to ease travel restrictions for tourists […]
21 December 2020

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

Read Part 1 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: South America” here. 1. More than just a product Of course, in the context of […]
21 December 2020

Brussels Airport: First flights with Covid-19 vaccines worldwide successfully completed

The first flights with COVID vaccines from Brussels Airport have been carried out successfully. Since the end of November, 7 flights have already been carried out […]
20 December 2020

Stricter rules for travelers arriving in Belgium

Belgium has announced tighter measures for border crossings to curb the spread of the coronavirus during the end-of-year period, Prime Minister Alexander De Croo announced during […]
18 December 2020

Europeans less keen to travel ahead of approaching holiday season

Europeans’ travel sentiment weakens amidst a spike in COVID-19 cases and the implementation of lockdown measures across Europe, according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest […]
18 December 2020

Tourism Acceleration Program in the Middle East

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in partnership with Google hosted their second edition of the global Tourism Acceleration Program in the Middle East region, […]
18 December 2020

2021 to be the European Year of Rail

Next year will be the European Year of Rail, with a range of events and other initiatives to promote this green, comfortable and safe way to travel.  The […]
18 December 2020

Brussels Airlines announces 2021 summer schedule with caution

After a difficult 2020, Brussels Airlines is looking cautiously ahead to the summer of 2021. Traditionally, December and January are the months in which Belgians start […]
17 December 2020

Portugal hosts Crisis Committee: Cross-travel procedures

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has met for the last time in 2020, to continue advancing coordination and cooperation among all parts of the sector. The […]
17 December 2020

Guidelines for Inclusion and Diversity: An aid for global tourism

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched its new high-level guidelines for inclusion and diversity in the Travel & Tourism sector, which have been […]
17 December 2020

Mandatory quarantine for all red-zone travelers returning to Belgium

According to Karine Moykens, head of the Interfederal Testing & Tracing Committee, all travelers entering Belgium from a red zone will have to undergo a mandatory […]
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