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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.

28 September 2021

Aviation is important to our sector. Are we serious about reducing greenhouse gas emissions?

Last week I wrote about why consumers resist buying carbon offsets, as Camilla Cavendish pointed out in her column in the Financial Times, “it is much […]
28 September 2021

Japan Airlines offers choices for passengers who prefer to sit away from children

Some people may deny it; others will shy away from answering for fear of being judged as intolerant. The truth is that many prefer not to […]
27 September 2021

Amsterdam airport provides 4 out of 5 passengers with information in their native language

According to the Schiphol airport, in Amsterdam, 4 out of 5 passengers can be helped in their own language. The Self Service Units at the airports […]
27 September 2021

Glasgow Declaration: an urgent global call for Tourism in climate action

The 26th UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) will be held in Glasgow Scotland between 31 October and 12 November 2021. COP26 is meant to be an […]
27 September 2021

Emirates becomes first airline to roll-out Covid-19 travel pass across six continents

Emirates is the first airline to implement the International Air Transport Association’s IATA Travel Pass solution on six continents as it rolls out this digital health […]
27 September 2021

Australia plans to open its borders by Christmas

Australia’s tourism and trade minister, Dan Tehan, estimated that international borders would be open by Christmas and that the country will relax its travel restrictions before […]
24 September 2021

Meet the man who sailed alone around the world without a GPS

If there is anyone who knows the meaning of complete isolation it’s the Canadian sailor Bert ter Hart. He became the eighth person in the world […]
24 September 2021

5 coolest aircraft liveries in the world

Design has found many spaces to exist including the skies. Every aspect of human life, every surface could be susceptible to become the focus of a […]
24 September 2021

European Commission announces the 7 shortlist for the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022

Europe has decided to recognize the achievements of some European cities in terms of the Smart Tourism initiatives they have undertaken. They are evaluated following four […]
23 September 2021

Europeans remain upbeat about travelling, despite Delta variant

Rising Covid-19 cases and the Delta variant might have been affecting Europe lately but travel sentiment among Europeans has remained high over the summer. Almost 70% […]
23 September 2021

British Airways operates first carbon-neutral passenger flight

On September 14th, British Airways flew a carbon neutral flight from London to Glasgow. The airline collaborated with Heathrow, air traffic service provider NATS, fuel giant […]
22 September 2021

Prihasto Setyanto: “We are leveraging our agriculture practices to be more competitive in the EU market”

A large country with a successful agricultural sector, Indonesia offers an array of food exports including coffee, various tropical fruits, rices, Tempeh products and spices to name […]
22 September 2021

Belgium’s Hallerbos becomes a natural reserve

Every spring in April, in Belgium, there is a part of heaven that blooms and shows all its splendor. The Hallerbos forest is one of the […]
22 September 2021

Why do consumers resist buying carbon offsets?

Last week I wrote about What’s in a label pointing to the greenwashing practised by so many and confusion caused by the plethora of claims. There […]
21 September 2021

Unvaccinated US travelers have to self-isolate upon arrival in France

On September 10th, the government of France issued a decree that removed the United States from the country’s “green” list, banning non-essential travel for unvaccinated travelers […]
21 September 2021

US to lift ban on EU travelers

On Monday September 20th, the White House announced that it will remove the travel ban on citizens of 33 countries, including all European Union countries and […]
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