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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.

9 March 2021

Can tourism make peace with nature?

At first sight, this is an odd question. Nature, wildlife, pristine natural habitats, birds, coral reefs, whales & dolphins and the charismatic mega fauna like the […]
8 March 2021

Belgium: Bars and restaurants might open again from 1 May

On Friday March 5th, during Belgium’s Consultative Committee meeting, Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon said that the hospitality sector could be able to open its doors from […]
8 March 2021

Seychelles reopens to visitors

Following a Tourism Task Force Committee meeting, Seychelles’ Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde, has announced that the island will officially reopen to travellers […]
8 March 2021

Star Alliance passengers’ data stolen in cyber-attack

Following a cyber attack last March 4, hundreds of thousands of Star Alliance passengers’ details have been stolen. SITA, which serves the Star Alliance of airlines […]
8 March 2021

This is what Amsterdam would look like if it were set amidst the mountains

When thinking of Amsterdam, we all have a pretty similar way to picture the city. The Dutch capital is known for its picturesque canals, for its […]
8 March 2021

Gibraltar’s vaccination campaign among the fastest in Europe

The territory of Gibraltar is within days of winning Europe’s Covid-19 vaccine race, with hopes of offering a vaccination to all of its over-16s, as well […]
8 March 2021

Top-20 most powerful passports in 2021

Passport Index has revealed its ranking on passports for 2021. The ranking is based on the ease with which citizens can travel abroad and be allowed to […]
8 March 2021

Delay of international tourism could cost UK economy €31 billion

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has warned that nearly 31 billion euros will be lost from the UK economy if the government delays restarting international […]
5 March 2021

Gradual deconfinement is announced in Belgium

On Friday March 5th, the meeting of Belgium’s Consultative Committee determined that outdoor gatherings of 10 people will be allowed as of March 8. In-class attendance […]
5 March 2021

Nuno Vale: “Madeira was naturally chosen by digital nomads”

Madeira broadened its tourist arrival policy on February 19th: those tourists who present proof of vaccination or recovery from Covid-19 within the last 90 days will […]
4 March 2021

Flanders might ease restrictions on Friday March 5th

The Flemish government wants to push for an ease of the confinement measures at the next Consultative Committee meeting to be held this Friday, March 5th. […]
4 March 2021

Valencia becomes first European city to measure the carbon emissions of its tourists

Living in the year 2021, it’s safe to say that we’re becoming more and more aware of our ecological footprint. Some exceptions put aside, most of […]
4 March 2021

New Zealand: Two million people confined in Auckland because of a Covid-19 case

Authorities in New Zealand have decreed the confinement of the city of Auckland for a period of seven days due to a new case of Covid-19, […]
3 March 2021

Australia extends its international travel ban until June 2021

On March 2nd, the Australian government announced that it will be extending its ban on international travel by three more months. The biosecurity emergency period extension […]
3 March 2021

Environmental concerns halt plan for new Lisbon airport

The planned construction of a second airport in Lisbon, Portugal, has been blocked by Portugal’s aviation regulator ANAC following environmental concerns from local councils. The new […]
3 March 2021

European Travel Commissions releases step-by-step framework for sustainable tourism development

Today the European Travel Commission (ETC), representing 32 national tourism organizations in Europe, has published a new handbook ‘Sustainable Tourism Implementation: Framework and Toolkit’ – an […]
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