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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.

24 August 2020

Learning to live with Covid-19

Covid-19 is, for now, the new normal. And we don’t know how long now is. In an age of rolling 24hr news, we are deluged with […]
24 August 2020

US unfreezes funds to help Venezuela’s opposition fight Covid-19

Washington has unfrozen millions of dollars of government funds to support Venezuela’s opposition in the fight against Covid-19. Last Thursday, the opposition declared that the US […]
24 August 2020

Austria imposes border controls
and triggers traffic chaos

Austria has tightened its border controls and travelers driving through the country found themselves stuck in a traffic for long periods of time. Some of them […]
23 August 2020

European Commission approves €290 million Belgian support to Brussels Airlines in the context of the Covid-19 outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €290 million Belgian aid measure to support SN Group, which is composed of SN Airholding and its sole subsidiary Brussels […]
21 August 2020

Global race to buy Covid-19 vaccine

Many nations have already agreed to buy millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccines even before they have proven to be successful. These countries, led by the […]
21 August 2020

WTTC launches COVID-19
Travel Demand Recovery Dashboard

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a new data dashboard highlighting the recovery of travel demand across flights and hotels, as well as […]
21 August 2020

Cuba joins the race for
vaccine against Covid-19

Cuba has a lot of experience in vaccine research and is now working on one against the coronavirus, while Russia is planning to have its own […]
21 August 2020

Hospitality Challenge:
Are you a Future Tourism Leader?

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and Sommet Education are calling on career climbers and switchers, entrepreneurs and innovators to put themselves forward for the joint “Hospitality […]
21 August 2020

Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana
receive ‘Safe Travels’ Stamp

Croatia, Ecuador and Ghana are the latest in a long line of major destinations to use the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched […]
21 August 2020

Covid-19: Portugal added to UK’s safe travel list as Croatia is removed

The UK has recently updated its safe travel list by adding Portugal and removing Croatia.  Tourists returning from Portugal will no longer need to quarantine, while […]
21 August 2020

Easter Island: the impact of Covid-19 on the world’s most isolated island

While the whole world is struggling with the pandemic, Easter island, the most isolated island in the world, has registered zero Covid-19 cases so far. The […]
20 August 2020

Eurowings launches free
middle seat bookable from €18

German airline Eurowings offers new innovative services and products in response of the constantly changing aviation sector and consumers’ needs. For instance, Eurowings is the first […]
20 August 2020

European Commission approves €133 million liquidity support to SATA airline

The European Commission has approved €133 million support to SATA Air Açores. This aid will help the airline to fulfil its public service obligations and ensure […]
19 August 2020

Covid-19: Women-led countries
responded better to the pandemic

According to a study published by Elsevier’s SSRN, countries led by women perform better to Covid-19 than countries with male leaders. Since the start of the […]
18 August 2020

120 CEO’s sign letter to G7 calling for urgent international coordination

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and 120 of the world’s major travel & global business leaders have sent a letter calling on the Heads […]
18 August 2020

“Eat out to help out”: The UK
initiative to help restaurants

The UK government has launched the initiative “Eat out to help out” with the aim of protecting jobs in the hospitality sector and encouraging people to […]
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