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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.

12 January 2021

In all humility

It is time for us humans to act with a little humility As 2021 dawned, and we entered this critical decade for our species to address […]
12 January 2021

Macau foresees a solid recovery for 2021

Authorities in Macau report that there hasn’t been a single Covid-19 case in in more than six months. The hospitality and tourism sector in the city […]
11 January 2021

Amazon lost almost 8,500 square kilometers of forest in Brazil in 2020

Nearly 8,500 square kilometers of Amazonian forest were destroyed in Brazil in 2020, according to the National Institute of Space Research (INPE). This has been the […]
11 January 2021

US airlines ban emotional support animals

Alaska Airlines recently became the first company to ban all emotional support animals from travelling on their airlines, and several other US airlines are following suit. […]
11 January 2021

Belgium announces 2 week extension of lockdown measures

On Friday afternoon, Belgium’s Consultative Committee announced the extension of current lockdown rules in Belgium, stating that they will remain in place for at least 2 […]
11 January 2021

Why is taking a trip good for you and the world?

Are you desperately waiting to hit the road?  There may be a valid explanation for that desire. Recently I came across a friend who just returned […]
8 January 2021

Thailand bans food and drinks on domestic flights

While the city of Bangkok closes night clubs, bars, and bans the sale of alcohol to slow down the Covid-19, the Thai authorities have decided to […]
8 January 2021

New Covid-19 test will give accurate results in just a few minutes

A new Covid-19 test that reduces testing time from 30 minutes to less than five and delivershighly accurate results has been developed by researchers at the […]
7 January 2021

New study: The Amazon rainforest may become completely arid by 2064

Global warming, droughts, deforestation, fires: these phenomena are a constant all over the world, but more so in the Amazon and it may lead to the […]
7 January 2021

Saudi Arabia reopens its airspace to Qatar after 3 years of conflict

Saudi Arabia will reopen its airspace, land and sea borders to Qatar on Monday after more than three years of severed diplomatic ties between the two […]
6 January 2021
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Could Covid-19 kill backpacking forever?

Backpacking trips have been something like a ritual to the youth for more than 70 years now. Regardless of whether you’re setting off far and wide, […]
6 January 2021

European Commission approves €1.25 billion to recapitalize TUI

The European Commission has approved German aid of a €1.25 billion recapitalization package for TUI AG (TUI), the parent company of the TUI Group, as part […]
6 January 2021

Covid-19: Germany tightens restrictions

Facing intense criticism for not having a sufficiently fast vaccination campaign, German authorities are extending and tightening its restrictions until at least January 31. A second […]
6 January 2021

Belgium: Vaccination available for all legal residents regardless of nationality

Belgium will make no distinction between people with and without the Belgian nationality when vaccinating the population against the coronavirus, as long as All legal residents […]
5 January 2021

Covid-19: France struggles with its vaccination strategy

With 516 people vaccinated as of January 1st, according to the Ministry of Health, criticism does not wane against the government, which is accused of having […]
5 January 2021

5 Sustainable holidays for 2021

It’s the start of a New Year, and although travel is still looking difficult as the pandemic continues, we will one day be able to resume […]
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