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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.

20 July 2020

Covid-19 is the most significant determinant of demand

A YouGov poll conducted between 29 June and 9 July revealed the continuing unwillingness of many people on the one hand to travel abroad and on […]
18 July 2020

Gradual recovery of passenger flights at Brussels Airport in June

In June, 83,589 passengers passed through Brussels Airport, representing a decrease of -96.5% compared to June 2019. This decrease, which is slightly less than the past […]
17 July 2020

Gradual lifting of the temporary restrictions on non-essential travel into the EU

The EU Council has updated the list of non-EU countries for which member states should gradually lift travel restrictions. Since 1 July 2020, Member States have […]
17 July 2020

2021 will be the European Year of Rail

Next year is set to be the European Year of Rail, which will feature a range of events and campaigns to attract more people and goods […]
17 July 2020

Holidaymakers’ irresponsible behavior in Mallorca

After the closure of restaurants in Mallorca, German Minister of Foreign Affairs Heiko Maas (SPD), has dampened his hopes of a fast lifting of travel warnings […]
17 July 2020

More than €800 million:
The cost of Covid-19 for Heineken

Heineken has reported losses in the first half of this year as a result of the restrictions linked to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Dutch brewer posted […]
16 July 2020

Cities respond to Covid-19 crisis:
Interview with Ricardo Rio, Mayor of Braga

Braga is one of the most visited cities in Portugal. This city is the 3rd biggest in the country, but so far remains with a low […]
16 July 2020

Holiday season in Covid-19 times:
A new focus on local tourism?

This summer, Belgians are invited to travel locally. An opportunity for them to (re)discover Wallonia and its rich heritage, which has served as the backdrop for […]
16 July 2020

Brussels Airlines in difficulties: Expansion of flights to be delayed by one week

Brussels Airlines’ management has announced to its employees that the company will postpone the extension of its flight schedule in August due to its worsening financial […]
16 July 2020

Llama antibodies:
A remedy for Covid-19?

Researchers in the UK announced on July 14th that antibodies taken from llamas could fight the coronavirus. The antibodies could be used as a treatment with […]
16 July 2020

“Tourism can promote solidarity and trust”:
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres

The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, has sent a landmark message to the world, highlighting the sector’s unique role in advancing the 2030 Agenda […]
16 July 2020

Startups to Pitch How to Accelerate Sustainable Development and Tourism

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has announced the launch of a new Startup Competition to identify innovators who can boost tourism’s contribution to sustainable development. The […]
15 July 2020

A nationwide mask requirement could keep US Covid-19 cases
under control

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a nationwide mask requirement could keep the spread of coronavirus cases under control within a […]
15 July 2020

Europe could be facing a new Covid-19 wave

According to the Belgian expert Pierre Van Damme, Europe is now facing a second wave of coronavirus. The epidemiologist told the Flemish news outlet VTM that […]
15 July 2020

Safe and Responsible Restart of Tourism on the Canary Islands

The Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) paid an official visit to the Canary Islands to recognize the reopening of the destination and the steps […]
14 July 2020

July 14th: A ceremony to honor the heroes who have fought against Covid-19

The traditional army parade in Paris, for the national holiday of 14 July, will be replaced on Tuesday by a smaller ceremony honoring the military and […]
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