Opinion.


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.

1 December 2022

Changing the world one bottle at a time

Not all plastics are bad. The challenge is to reduce our consumption of single-use plastics and plastic waste and ensure that it can be recycled when […]
30 November 2022

Short-term accommodations services: understanding the market to act wisely

It is impossible to deny that short-term accommodation has brought some benefits to cities and towns across Europe over the past decade. They have allowed many […]
23 November 2022

How technology will transform travel agent jobs

Before the pandemic, 60% of travel agents worked full-time; that number dropped to 25% in 2021, and it has not yet recovered. The Covid-19 pandemic forced […]
21 November 2022

Target packaging waste, not packaging circularity

We are just a couple of weeks away from the publication by the European Commission of one of the most important pieces of EU legislation for […]
17 November 2022

European Court of Justice to clarify competition law questions for online platforms

Online travel platforms increase choice and transparency for consumers and make it easier for hotels to reach a worldwide audience. Parity clauses, which address the risk […]
16 November 2022

Moving fast into a borderless transport network

The Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) regulation is crucial to the energy transition process in the European Union. Parliament is working on the Commission‘s revised proposal. It […]
19 October 2022

European Commission: A Feeble Social Work Program

Yesterday, the European Commission presented its Work Program for 2023. In a Union that has just emerged from a pandemic, finds itself involved in a war […]
18 October 2022

Braga has won a place in the spotlight and it was not by chance

Braga is an authentic city with endogenous resources that make a difference at a patrimonial, natural and immaterial level as a result of the various events […]
14 October 2022

Why you should add Samarkand to your bucket list

The tourism sector is defined by the President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev as one of the strategic sectors of the country’s national economy. […]
11 October 2022

Why throwing starfish into the ocean is important

I was reminded of the Starfish Story by a recent post by Sarah Habsburg recounting a lesson from a seven year old. Times are tough, there […]
21 September 2022

Winter is coming: ghost flights and slots to solve

The consistent recovery, albeit for numbers still below those of 2019, of air traffic in Europe during the summer period led the European Commission to propose […]
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 […]
12 September 2022

Global Tourism Forum Leaders Summit drives sustainable tourism development in the EU in a shortened approach

The second Global Tourism Forum Leaders Summit Europe 2022 in Brussels was successfully hosted by the World Tourism Forum Institute (WTFI) and Co-chaired by Ismail Ertug, […]
7 September 2022

A long way to sustainability for the travel and tourism industry

According to the most recent data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), the Tourism and Travel sector has been starting a rapid and consistent […]
1 September 2022

Why freeriding in online travel benefits no one

In devising products and services, every business faces the same fundamental question: make or buy. Few companies can do everything on their own and, even for […]
19 August 2022

Indonesia celebrates it’s 77th independence under the motto ‘recover faster, rise stronger’

On the 17th of August, Indonesia celebrated the 77th anniversary of its Independence.  This year’s theme was Recover Faster, Rise Stronger. The theme brings an aura […]
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