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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.

10 November 2021

The WTM Responsible Tourism Awards are expanding to the Far East and China

Last week I wrote about the Global Award winners, but we recognised many more in India and the Rest of the World. The Awards are growing […]
9 November 2021

European travel pre-pandemic levels will only be achieved in 2024

Although European travel demand is poised for a major recovery due to the high vaccination rates in Europe, volumes are still far from the pre-pandemic days […]
9 November 2021

Tourism in Uzbekistan in 2021 and beyond

Tourism has become a strategic pilar of Uzbekistan’s national economy. This Central Asian country welcomed in 2016 2.1 million visitors and before the pandemic, in 2019, […]
9 November 2021

European Commission approves €15.34 million to support tourism in Bulgaria

1. EU’s State aid In a bid to counter the impact of Covid-19 in the tourism sector, the European Commission has approved a €15.34 million (BGN […]
9 November 2021

Many countries are prioritizing health and climate change, but lack funds to take action

Countries have begun to prioritize health in their efforts to protect people from the impact of climate change, but only about a quarter of those recently […]
9 November 2021

Helsinki to stop serving meat at official events to reduce carbon footprint

On Friday November 5th, the Helsinki City Council announced that Finland’s capital will stop serving meat dishes at seminars, summits, team meetings, receptions and other events […]
9 November 2021

Alaska Airlines has phased out the use of plastic water bottles and cups on its flights

As of November 4th, Alaska Airlines has replaced plastic water bottles and plastic water cups on board with Boxed Water. The action will remove 1.8 million […]
8 November 2021

The tourism potential of Uzbekistan presented in the capital of Europe

Last Thursday November 4, in Brussels, in cooperation with the Ministry of Tourism and Sport of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Embassy of the Republic of […]
8 November 2021

First flight with biofuel produced from waste in Spain

Iberia and Repsol have completed the Madrid–Bilbao route with biofuel produced from waste at the Petronor Industrial Complex. The use of biofuels and the improved energy […]
8 November 2021

Saudi Arabia aims to achieve 100 million visitors by the end of 2030

Representatives from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attended World Travel Market London (WTM) and told the world that the country is ready to welcome international tourists. […]
8 November 2021

Activists protest as Jakarta backs away from pledge to stop deforestation

Hundreds of environmentalists have protested in Jakarta as the Indonesian government attempted to step away from its commitment to stop deforestation during the COP26 in Glasgow. […]
8 November 2021

Brussels Airlines cancels flights due to sick staff

Last weekend, Brussels Airlines was forced to cancel five flights as a result of a staff shortage due to illness or quarantine. At the beginning of […]
8 November 2021

New Visit Lisboa video campaign sparks the creativity of tourists

Visit Lisboa (Turismo de Lisboa, ATL) has just launched a new video campaign called: “Lisbon, a new way to be inspired”. The video presents Lisbon as […]
4 November 2021

Do you know the history of “camouflage passports”?

Imagine you are on a plane that’s been hijacked. It’s the mid 1980s and the world is trying recover from the oil crisis, a period of […]
3 November 2021

Place Royale in Brussels to become practically car-free

The project to redevelop the Place Royale in Brussels received a favorable opinion in the last days of October by the consultative committee of the City […]
3 November 2021

This is how Kazakhstan aims to achieve carbon neutrality

In 2020 the amounts of CO2, methane and nitrous oxide rose by more than the annual average in the past 10 years. And all this despite […]
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