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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 February 2021

United Kingdom tourism: Uncertainty reigns supreme

Covid-19 has demonstrated how dependent much of the tourism industry is on aviation. In Europe, many consumers have pivoted to take domestic trips. In theory, tourism […]
8 February 2021

Will the ‘Vaccine Passport’ be the lifesaver for the travel industry?

With the uphill battle against the coronavirus and its economic consequences, the most severe of which being felt by the travel industry, there is an ever […]
8 February 2021

Covid-19: Health and safety measures to be extended in Belgium until 1 April

Following the latest information provided by Belgian Prime Minister, Alexander De Croo, the current health and safety measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 in Belgium […]
8 February 2021

The Relationship Between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America III

Read Part 2 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America” The people behind the food To conclude our journey through Central America and […]
5 February 2021

Belgium: Hairdressers to re-open on 13 February, other ‘contact’ professions must wait

On Friday February 5th, the Belgian Prime Minister along with Federal Ministers, Minister-Presidents of the Regions and Communities, gathered for the Consultative Committee meeting and determined […]
4 February 2021

Nepal: where people carried cars, before cars carried people

Chitlang village, once known as the southern gateway to Kathmandu valley, has been on my bucket list for quite some time. Before the highway to Kathmandu […]
3 February 2021

Italy relaxes restrictions and reopens some tourist sites

Italy is easing its confinement measures, allowing, among other things, the reopening of the Colosseum or museums. This is contrary to other European countries, and a […]
3 February 2021
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Plastic islands could be the new concept of Urban Spaces

Plastic debris is already polluting the human food chain. Floating plastic debris has been found to transfer into marine species. Research shows that marine life that […]
3 February 2021

Flight attendant warns travellers to never consume these products on a plane…

TikTok famous flight attendant and youtuber Kat Kamalani uses her TikTok account to give sneak peaks into the life of a flight attendant and give some […]
3 February 2021

Safe travel in an age of vaccines?

The Global Tourism Crisis Committee has met for the first time in 2021. Organized by the World Tourism Organization, UNWTO, the cross-sector body met in Madrid […]
2 February 2021

Council updates recommendation on travel restrictions from third countries into the EU

The Council today adopted a recommendation amending the recommendation on the temporary restriction on non-essential travel into the EU and the possible lifting of such restriction. […]
2 February 2021

Why travel should cost more

As a young person, I was told that “There is no such thing as a free lunch”; “Only the sun rises for free”, and “Anything gratis […]
2 February 2021

Responsible Tourism is spreading across India

Over the last couple of weeks a high-level delegation from Madhya Pradesh in central India, led by the Minister of Tourism Ms Thakur, has been in […]
2 February 2021

The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America II

Read Part 1 of “The Relationship between Food & Community-based Tourism: Central America” here During this second part of our journey through Central America, we soon […]
1 February 2021

German city of Ulm installs sleep pods to shelter homeless

The city of Ulm, around 75 miles west of Munich, Germany, has introduced a unique solution to protect its homeless throughout winter. They have installed sleep […]
1 February 2021

Travel restrictions in brief: Portugal 🇵🇹

Note: Last update of this article occurred on February 1st, 2021 1. The Government has approved a new set of measures to regulate the extension of […]
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