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.

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 […]
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 […]
20 July 2021

What future for aviation?

Last week Travel Tomorrow carried a piece arguing that more taxation is the not the way to make aviation more sustainable arguing that the industry does […]
16 July 2021

Why the food and drink sector should care about people’s lifestyles

Eating habits and people’s lifestyles are inextricably linked with one another. The food and drink sector bears an important responsibility to ensure the availability of healthy, […]
13 July 2021

Taking responsibility has commercial value

WTM, London has launched a Platform for Change to facilitate the sharing of solutions to the diverse challenges of sustainability. The Responsible Tourism agenda is broad […]
18 June 2021

The art of communication in the tourism industry

Toastmasters International published a cover page article on the importance of communication skills for the global tourism industry in December 2018. The article highlighted the importance […]
17 June 2021

Travel Tomorrow celebrates its 1st anniversary

The journey started a year ago. On the 17th of June 2020, three months into the pandemic, Travel Tomorrow began delivering relevant news for travelers around […]
4 June 2021

UK bans Portugal: An inconsistent decision

The removal of Portugal from the United Kingdom’s green list, more than knowing whether it is a well-founded decision, consistent or not, is a decision that […]
3 June 2021

Soft Drinks 2030: Discover the world of fully circular beverage packaging

Travel with me fast forward to 2030. By then, Europe will be a different place and the world of Europe’s soft drinks will have changed too. […]
26 May 2021

GreenFest where Sustainability is the word

Over the next weekend, Braga will host another edition of one of the biggest sustainability events in Portugal: GreenFest. This year’s edition will be a hybrid, […]
25 May 2021

How can travel and tourism help protect our oceans?

I’ve always been a lover of the sea, be it for the pleasure of swimming in it or being close by. Let’s face it there are […]
21 May 2021

Travel to break free from your happiness trap!

Break free from your happiness trap! This week I had the opportunity to speak at the Accessible & Inclusive Tourism conference in the Asia Pacific (AITCAP) […]
10 May 2021

If not now, when?

Just last month the US President Joe Biden asserted that this is the  “decisive decade” for tackling climate change. In his opening address, he said, “Scientists […]
5 May 2021

Three wishes for a post-Covid world

The relationship between us and Covid-19 is a quite complicated and uncertain one. No one knows with certainty how long we will be linked and what […]
4 May 2021

Revenge travel and the hunt for responsible tourists

There is presently much chatter about “revenge travel” as the industry anticipates a post-lockdown boom in travel, although the world is far from post-Covid. The concept […]
3 May 2021

What can the tourism industry learn from ancient philosophers?

The global tourism industry is at the most testing times as the headlines of tourism performance indicates the grim reporting by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) […]
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