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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.

31 August 2020

Taking Responsibility
for Tourism in Scotland

Creating meaningful connections between tourists and hosts is one of the characteristics of Responsible Tourism, tourism is a major part of the experience economy. Visit Scotland has had […]
31 August 2020

Kazakhstan and Portugal set to strengthen cooperation on tourism

The establishment of multifaceted bilateral cooperation in the sector of tourism was discussed on 28 August 2020 in Lisbon during a meeting between the Ambassador of […]
31 August 2020

Germany looks set to lose €38 billion from missing tourists

According to latest research conducted by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), €38 billion looks set to be lost from the German economy due to […]
31 August 2020

France may lose €48 billion
from lack of tourists

According to the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), €48 billion looks set to be lost from the French economy due to the collapse of international […]
31 August 2020

Wearing masks is not enough says the WHO

The technical lead of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) emergency program warns that masks alone are not enough to protect against the coronavirus, adding that people […]
31 August 2020

Tourism stakeholders receive
Brussels Health Safety Label

To enable the sector to resume its activities under the best possible conditions, at the beginning of July the Brussels-Capital Region and Visit Brussels launched a […]
28 August 2020

Brussels Airlines restricts
exemption from masks

Belgian company Brussels Airlines has recently adapted its general Conditions of Carriage. The airline has decided to restrict the exemption from the obligation to wear a […]
27 August 2020

Covid-19: Belgium adds Paris
to the list of red zones

On Wednesday August 26th, Belgium’s foreign ministry banned travel to Paris due to the resurgence of coronavirus cases in the French capital. Belgians returning from Paris […]
27 August 2020

UK to be labeled as ‘non-EU’
in EU tourism law

The Council of the European Union published a document on August 25th where it describes the revision to EU Regulation number 692/2011. This regulation concerns tourism […]
26 August 2020

Virgin Atlantic offers free Covid-19
insurance for all bookings

Virgin Atlantic has introduced a Covid-19 insurance coverage which applies automatically to all existing and new bookings, starting from 24 August 2020 until 31 March 2021. […]
26 August 2020

Rebuilding tourism in a safe, equitable and climate-friendly way

As part of the wider UN response to COVID-19, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres released today a thematic brief on the impact the pandemic has had […]
25 August 2020

Covid-19: weekly record increase in the Netherlands and reinfection in Belgium

In the last 24 hours, the Netherlands recorded 574 new coronavirus infections, marking the largest increase since 15 August. In the last 7 days, around 3,600 […]
25 August 2020

Covid-19 spike:
Spain imposes new restrictions

An increase in the number of Covid-19 contagion cases has led Spanish authorities to impose new restrictions in several regions. The restrictions were announced by Spanish […]
25 August 2020

AstraZeneca wants liability waiver
for its Covid-19 vaccine

AstraZeneca, one of the pharmaceutical companies developing a coronavirus vaccine has added “non-lialiblity” clause to the eventual release of its product: the company wishes not to […]
25 August 2020

US FDA authorizes use of blood
plasma to treat Covid-19

Last Sunday, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has decided to authorize the use of blood plasma from patients who recovered from Covid-19 as a […]
25 August 2020

German scientists organize test concert to study virus transmission

Last Saturday, scientists from the German University of Halle organized a concert in Leipzig, Germany, to study the risk of virus transmission during large events. Around […]
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