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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.

29 June 2020

Help us recognise those from the travel and tourism sector who have tackled Covid-19

This year we are going to recognise those destinations, businesses and other organisations or individuals who have used tourism and their tourism assets to tackle the […]
25 June 2020

EU aviation calls for support to achieve a Green Recovery

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has joined a call issued by several associations representing Europe’s aviation sector for EU leaders to prioritize specific de-carbonisation initiatives in […]
25 June 2020
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European Commission approves €6 billion package for Lufthansa

The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute €6 billion to the recapitalization of Deutsche Lufthansa AG (DLH), the parent company of Lufthansa Group. The […]
25 June 2020

Moving to Malta during the Covid-19 pandemic

I had decided to move to Malta in December, planning to move in April. I had co-founded an education consultancy company, Boom Malta, in July 2019 […]
24 June 2020
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Europe leads cautious restart of Tourism

Restrictions on travel, introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, are slowly being eased, allowing tourism to restart in a growing number of destinations. The latest […]
24 June 2020
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26 passengers test positive for Covid-19 on Emirates flight

So far 26 passengers from Emirates flight EK380 have tested positive for Covid-19 upon arrival in Hong Kong. On June 20th, the plane left Pakistan bound […]
24 June 2020
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New Rights of Redress for EU Travellers

Some Member States had been blocking an agreement because they wanted to exclude air and train passenger rights from the scope of the law and wanted […]
23 June 2020
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EU Commission signs aviation agreement with Japan

On June 22nd, the European Commission signed an agreement on civil aviation safety with Japan. The agreement is meant to boost the EU’s cooperation with Japan […]
23 June 2020
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Confinement imposed on 350,000 people due to Covid-19 outbreak in Germany

Guetersloh county in Germany’s most populous state has been put into lock-down after a Covid-19 outbreak at a slaughterhouse. More than 1,500 people from the Toennies […]
23 June 2020
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Putting sustainable tourism at the centre of Ghent’s post-covid recovery

The Belgian city of Ghent has allocated more than €1.5m to boost its post-pandemic tourism, including more emphasis on sustainable tourism. In what it calls “a […]
23 June 2020

‘Safe Travels’ protocol launched for attractions, car hire and short-term rental

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its third phase of measures designed to rebuild global consumer confidence, reduce risk and encourage the return […]
22 June 2020
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European Aviation: Economic impact of Covid-19 likely to increase

Airlines in Europe are set to lose $21.5 billion in 2020, with passenger demand declining by over 50%, a research from the International Air Transport Association […]
22 June 2020
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European Parliament requests further action to save tourism in the EU

MEPs call for additional measures to save the EU’s tourism and travel sector and make it future-proof after COVID-19 crisis. The resolution on transport and tourism […]
22 June 2020
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Slovenia, Ukraine and Egypt among new destinations receiving the ‘Safe Travels’ stamp

Egypt is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp […]
22 June 2020
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S&D group in European Parliament calls for “Travel Guarantee Fund” to protect travelers

The Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament have called for a “Travel Guarantee Fund” to help ensure travelers do not lose out during the health […]
22 June 2020
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Alyzia receives temporary license for baggage and ramp handling at Brussels Airport

Alyzia SAS has been allowed the right to operate as a ground handling service provider at Brussels Airport for the next six months and will receive […]
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