Sustainability


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.

20 October 2021

Hydrogen is the game-changer we badly need

As we approach COP26 it is only too evident that greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise.  The July IPCC Report concluded that global carbon emissions needed […]
14 October 2021

This Portuguese couple creates art with trash picked up at the beach

A Portuguese couple has embarked on a project that uses art to raise awareness on pollution at sea. The inspiration? The stories that fishermen and fisherwomen […]
7 October 2021

European hospitality commits to recycle more and better by 2030

The European hospitality sector, represented by HOTREC, joined this week the Close the Glass Loop – a multi-stakeholder stewardship programme for glass packaging launched in June […]
4 October 2021

Drowning girl statue causes stir in Bilbao

A hyper-realistic statue by Mexican artist Ruben Orozco depicting a drowning woman, whose purpose is to raise awareness about the sustainability of the planet, is causing […]
1 October 2021

Emirates Ras Al Khaimah to become regional leader in sustainable tourism by 2025

Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority has announced its comprehensive Sustainable Tourism Destination Strategy that, it says, will see the emirate become the regional leader in […]
30 September 2021

What is the travalyst coalition?

The pandemic has changed people’s lives and had a huge impact on all fields. Travel is surely one of the aspects that had to face most […]
24 September 2021

European Commission announces the 7 shortlist for the European Capital of Smart Tourism 2022

Europe has decided to recognize the achievements of some European cities in terms of the Smart Tourism initiatives they have undertaken. They are evaluated following four […]
15 September 2021

New ETC handbook brings clarity on how tourism organisations can encourage sustainable practices

Today, the European Travel Commission (ETC) has published a new Handbook on Encouraging Sustainable Tourism Practices – a guide which explains how national and local tourism organisations can […]
19 August 2021

Athens is striving to become a sustainable destination

The City of Athens and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) have commissioned an assessment of Athens as a sustainable tourism destination, Travel Daily […]
17 August 2021

Top-20 happiest countries reveal the important connection between happiness and sustainability

Have you ever thought that happiness is a measure of a nation’s progress? Well, it is, and it’s also strictly linked to how we conduct our […]
11 August 2021

This resort in Dubai is creating a huge coral reef

A luxury megaproject called Heart of Europe just off the coast of Dubai, UAE, plans to create a new giant coral reef. The Coral Institute will […]
11 August 2021

This Dutch town is welcoming the country’s biggest sustainable mall

Going to a mall has long been a very American thing to do. As someone who lived in Europe her whole life, the word ‘mall’ immediately […]
9 August 2021

Wild East. The campaign to rewild the East of England

When it comes to protecting our environment and fighting climate change, a great way to do this is to promote wild and natural landscapes. This boosts […]
6 August 2021

New report signals how the Travel & Tourism sector could help eradicate human trafficking

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has released a new report that signals how the global Travel & Tourism sector can help eradicate human trafficking. […]
2 August 2021

Investments in ‘Green Hotels’ aimed at restarting tourism

Destination Capital (DC) has signed a collaborative arrangement with the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to support the rejuvenation of the hotel industry. The arrangement supports the […]
22 July 2021

Discover IKEA’s tiny sustainable homes

The Swedish furniture firm has designed, together with the mobile home company Escape, a modular and sustainable housing model. The IKEA Tiny House has an area […]
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