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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.

16 November 2021

Aviation made little, if any, progress at COP26

The Climate Action Tracker has warned that warned that the “good news” of the potential impact of announced net zero targets was bringing false hope to […]
16 November 2021

Passengers want to use biometrics to speed up processes and eliminate queuing

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced the results of its 2021 Global Passenger Survey (GPS), which delivered two main conclusions: Passengers want to use biometric identification […]
16 November 2021

Chile’s Atacama desert dumping ground for fast fashion leftovers

Child labor and inadequate wages are well-known issues of the fast fashion industry, but not many people are aware of the effects that the clothing industry […]
15 November 2021

BOGA: An alliance to phase out oil and gas production

During last week’s COP26 negotiations, a group of countries has committed to gradually end the production of oil and gas. The group aims to stop new […]
15 November 2021

COP26: New global climate deal don’t go far enough to limit temperature rise to 1.5°C

Deliberations under the current session of the COP, CMP and CMA came to an end this Saturday in Glasgow, one day after their scheduled conclusion. The […]
15 November 2021

Global airport industry showcases increased climate ambition at COP26

On the occasion of the COP26 side-event co-hosted by ACI World and ACI EUROPE, the global airport industry marked progress towards Net Zero CO2. In particular, […]
15 November 2021
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European cities to empower their local community in the future of tourism

The new project “Time for DEMOCRACY” gathered 17 lead urban destinations to improve and expand citizen activation in tourism development, including the challenges and imperatives of […]
15 November 2021

COP26: Airport industry announces solar farm plans and hydrogen fuelled flights

Under the auspices of COP26 in Glasgow, the airport industry reiterated its global commitment to decarbonize the aviation sector, despite the blow left by Covid-19. Among […]
15 November 2021

Brussels Airlines unveils new logo highlighting its ‘Belgian Identity’

Brussels Airlines presented its new logo as the company aims to look to the future after many changes in the recent years. The new logo will […]
12 November 2021

Sabena made her final landing 20 years ago

Last November 7 marked the anniversary of the last flight of Sabena, Société Anonyme Belge d’Exploitation de la Navigation Aérienne. Indeed, on the 7th of November […]
12 November 2021

Will there ever be ultra-long flights from London to Sydney?

Qantas has reconfirmed its plans to fly non-stop from Sydney to London, Paris, and New York City in just over 18 hours as early as 2024. […]
12 November 2021

Dead Sea shrinking while Jordan attempts to revamp itself as a tourist destination

The waters of the Dead Sea are vanishing at an alarming rate. According to environmental group EcoPeace Middle East, the water level drops about one meter […]
11 November 2021

First Airbus helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel

An Airbus H225 has performed the first-ever helicopter flight with 100% sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) powering one of the Safran Makila 2 engines. The flight, which […]
10 November 2021

Tripadvisor detects nearly 1 million fake reviews in 2020, according to its transparency report

1. Fake reviews Nearly 1 million fake reviews were submitted to Tripadvisor in 2020, according to the travel company’s latest transparency report. Luckily, from the 943,205 […]
10 November 2021

Half the world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 under a net zero transition

These days, starting from G20 to Glasgow COP26, climate change is one of the most important discussed topics. Temperature average raising, deforestation and pollution have been the […]
10 November 2021

Passenger loses his mind after learning his flight has been canceled and destroys an airport counter

Last week, the Guarulhos airport in São Paulo, Brazil, was the scene of a day of fury from two of the passengers. Due to extreme weather […]
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