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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.

21 March 2021

5 Reasons why Responsible Travel matters

Any kind of tourism can be responsible, or irresponsible. Travellers can be responsible or irresponsible. Responsible Tourism is about using tourism to make better places for […]
19 March 2021

Thailand could fully reopen borders by October

The Thai government is hoping to reopen the country’s borders by October, with all Covid-19 restrictions lifted, Thailand’s Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) confirmed on 10th March. […]
19 March 2021

Francisco Amaral: “An image of confidence and safety is what we need to give to our tourists”

The Algarve is known to be one of the major touristic hubs in the European continent, welcoming every year millions of visitors. Castro Marim, located in […]
19 March 2021

Where in the world is open to vaccinated travelers?

Across the world the same question is being asked: When can we travel again? The travel and tourism industry, which has been hardly hit, is eager […]
19 March 2021

Portugal to reopen to British tourism on May 17

Portugal will allow UK tourists into the country from May, the country’s Secretary of State for Tourism has said in the same week the European Union […]
18 March 2021

JetBlue pushes the limits of comfort with the new Mint Suites

JetBlue is revolutionizing the way comfort is experienced in the sky. The airline has revamped its Mint experience for transatlantic flights. The new Mint class aboard […]
18 March 2021

EU Digital Green Certificate will allow countries choose Russia and China vaccines

The Digital Green Certificate proposed yesterday by the European Commission and their plan to get vaccinated people traveling again, will leave key decisions up to member […]
18 March 2021

Manneken Pis joins the Covid Boys in Brussels

One year ago to the day, on March 18, 2020, Belgium confined itself. A highly symbolic date in the fight against the coronavirus, and in the […]
18 March 2021

Europe’s aviation sector welcomes EU’s Digital Green Certificate

Europe’s aviation sector has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for a Digital Green Certificate system which requires EU States to issue common, inter-operable certificates for Covid-19 […]
17 March 2021

EU vaccine passport: Everything you need to know about the Digital Green Certificate

The European Commission has made clear the importance of a restart to travel within the EU and beyond, and has today put forward a proposal to […]
17 March 2021

Watch this Penguin hop onto a tourist boat to avoid killer whales

A penguin being chased by a pod of killer whales made a lucky escape thanks to a convenient nearby tourist boat. A video originally published by […]
16 March 2021

EU ‘vaccination passports’ will be free for all citizens

Today, the European Commission will present its proposal for the vaccination certificate. Individuals carrying such a certificate will be able to prove that they have been […]
16 March 2021

Greece gets ready to welcome tourists as of 14 May

Greece’s Tourism Minister Harris Theocharis announced this week that the country hopes to reopen its doors to visitors as of May 14. The plan, Theocharis announced, […]
16 March 2021

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal sign MOU to expand strategic partnership

Emirates and TAP Air Portugal signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to expand the codeshare partnership currently in place between both airlines. The new agreement will […]
16 March 2021

Commission’s ‘Digital Green Certificate’ to help boost travel during the ongoing crisis

The proposed certificate is designed to provide proof that a person has been vaccinated against Covid-19, has recovered from it, or has received a negative test […]
16 March 2021

What have I learnt from lockdown?

I live in a small town on the old Roman Watling Street between London and Dover, rather closer to Dover than London. In March last year, […]
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