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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.

15 December 2021

Nature to Homes in Kerala

Kerala Voyages offers slow travel experiences with homestays and storytelling. Kerala has a wide variety of Village Life Experience tours developed by the government-funded Responsible Tourism […]
7 December 2021

All-inclusive responsible holidays in the next decade?

Might it be possible in the next decade to by an all-inclusive holiday with a decarbonised zero-emissions flight, and accommodation, food and beverage and excursions and […]
30 November 2021

Scotland’s adoption of Responsible Tourism gathers momentum

Today is St Andrew’s Day, the feast day of Andrew the Apostle. St Andrew officially became the patron saint of Scotland when the country’s independence was […]
2 November 2021

Outstanding destinations and tourism businesses recognised at the World Travel Market

At World Travel Market in London yesterday businesses and destinations around the world were recognised in the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards. The India and Rest of […]
5 October 2021

Top tips for becoming a responsible tourist

The Covid-19 pandemic has caused many of us to reconsider our usual routines, and it has particularly forced the tourism industry to reassess its practices. The […]
5 October 2021

Whose Responsibility is Tourism?

The aspiration is to make tourism better, but whose responsibility is it? Back in 2002, in the Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, we […]
30 September 2021

This Italian viewpoint has a railing with descriptions in Braille

A railing at a viewpoint in Naples has been getting a lot of attention on social media. Images have gone viral. Why? According to Euronews, it […]
29 September 2021

“Slow Travel” is here to stay

Up until the start of the pandemic in early 2020, international travel was growing exponentially, almost incommensurately. The overall sentiment was: visit more places in less […]
22 September 2021

Belgium’s Hallerbos becomes a natural reserve

Every spring in April, in Belgium, there is a part of heaven that blooms and shows all its splendor. The Hallerbos forest is one of the […]
14 September 2021

What’s in a label?

The travel and tourism industry has generated a plethora of labels and certification schemes as businesses and destinations seek market advantage. Greenwashing is rife in the […]
1 September 2021

Travel and tourism needs to Get Nature Positive

Much attention, although not enough, has rightly been focused on COP26  in November. But, in October, COP15 of the Convention on Biological Diversity is taking place […]
31 August 2021

It’s time for airlines to change how they treat wheelchair users

For those people on a wheelchair, taking a plane can become a nightmare. Cory Lee, the travel blogger curating the website “Curb Free with Cory Lee,” […]
24 August 2021

Wanna fly to the Faroe Islands? No thanks, I’ll take the Ferry

The Faroe Islands; a stunning and mysterious place to visit, with waterfalls, beautiful hills, rivers, and lakes, giving the place a stirring feeling. Once there it’s […]
3 August 2021

Tall Poppy Syndrome is a major problem for Responsible Tourism

There is some sage advice, too often ignored: “don’t let the pursuit of the perfect drive out the good.”  Too many businesses and destinations choose not […]
2 August 2021

Environmental responsibilities of the Digital Nomad

2021 marks the intersection of two growing areas of interest: remote working and environmental sustainability. Greater numbers than ever before are opting to work remotely, and […]
27 July 2021

E-volunteering: A positive response to Covid-19

“Peopleandplaces” pioneered responsible volunteering abroad, benefitting local communities in the developing world with skills shared by people with proven skills. They have never provided classroom teachers, […]
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