Responsible Tourism.


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.

21 September 2022

Do we really need to rethink tourism?

Next Tuesday, World Tourism Day will be celebrated from Indonesia, “putting people and planet first and bringing everyone from governments and businesses to local communities together […]
13 September 2022
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India is now the world’s leading Responsible Tourism Destination

It was in 2008 that at Cochin in Kerala the 2nd International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations was held. Kerala adopted Responsible Tourism to address […]
6 September 2022

Madhya Pradesh has embraced Responsible Tourism

Madhya Pradesh, in Hindi Central Province, is the second largest Indian state by area and the fifth largest state by population with over 72 million residents […]
30 August 2022

Kerala offers a diverse and rich range of experiences for travellers

Today’s travellers are looking for a rich ‘smorgasbord’ of experiences of the nature and cultures of the places they travel to and holiday in. They look for […]
25 August 2022
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What is a ‘Digital Slomad’?

Working in an office once used to be the norm, yet now, it seems like something from a faraway past. Working remotely has been up and […]
24 August 2022
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People and places are under pressure – and they are fighting back

Tourism is a polluting industry like most others. The shorthand is overtourism, defined as occurring in “destinations where hosts or guests, locals or visitors feel that […]
23 August 2022
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Are tourist taxes a good idea to fight overtourism?

Many popular destinations are imposing a tourist tax, which is believed to help manage overtourism. 1. Tourist taxes The concept of taxing tourists is gaining support […]
18 July 2022

Why do we need to rethink tourism?

For many cities all over Europe, tourism is an essential part of their economies. Hard-hit by the Covid 19 pandemic, the sector is now ready to […]
1 July 2022

The strategic connection between Community-Based Tourism and Sustainable Development Goals

1. Beyond preserving culture and wildlife When talking about experiencing the lifestyle of local communities through Community-Based Tourism (CBT) initiatives, the association that automatically arises is […]
8 June 2022

It is time to apply for a 2022 Responsible Tourism Award

If you are a business or destination and you have taken responsibility to make tourism better in a way that fits one of this year’s categories […]
25 May 2022

Palau launches campaign to reward responsible tourism

The tourism sector in the Republic of Palau is launching Ol’au Palau: a new model of responsible tourism that aims to change the way people interact […]
19 May 2022

Transparency Matters: progress at last

Later this year, we shall mark the 20th anniversary of the Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations. The conference, held alongside the World Summit […]
20 April 2022

What is regenerative travel?

In the world of travelling, differences are enormous. From a three-day all-in trip on the other side of the planet to a staycation a few kilometres […]
13 April 2022

A holiday with heart

Yesterday Grootbos was awarded one of the coveted Judges’ Awards for Outstanding Achievement in Responsible Tourism. Ruth Crichton received the award for Grootbos alongside Glynn O’Leary […]
5 April 2022

Resilience: Domestic Tourism Matters

Covid has stopped us travelling and holidaying for many months over the last two years, but whenever lockdowns were eased, we have been able to travel […]
31 March 2022

What is ‘Creative tourism’?

Do we really know some of the cities we have visited and where we have followed the usual tourist guides? Did you ever stop to consider […]
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