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.

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 […]
1 July 2022

Don’t be a stranger: how online platforms help hotels build relationships with their guests

When global internet platforms disrupt an industry, people often worry that something important is being lost – the personal relationship that can build up between small […]
17 June 2022

Travel Tomorrow celebrates its 2nd anniversary

The journey started two years ago. On the 17th of June 2020, three months into the pandemic, Travel Tomorrow began delivering relevant news for travelers around […]
3 June 2022

World Bicycle Day 2022: How will the bicycle shape our future?

The bicycle is not new. As a technology, it has helped people travel more quickly, efficiently and for longer distances for over 200 years. However, the […]
24 May 2022

Biofuels cannot meet the demand for aviation fuel

On the 14th of May, the UK’s Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps MP, announced plans for a net zero transatlantic flight by the end […]
11 May 2022

The good and the bad of Telling Stories

Telling stories is good and bad, desirable and deplorable. We will start with the bad. Greenwashing is bad story telling. When we accuse a child of […]
27 April 2022

Online travel platforms vs. inflation. What does it take to keep holidays affordable?

With inflation putting a squeeze on household finances, a growing number of people are at risk of being priced out of leisure travel. However, research suggests […]
27 April 2022

Fog in the Channel: Continent Cut Off

Variously reported as a newspaper headline or a weather forecaster’s comment. It is almost certainly apocryphal. It persists and has currency because it is funny and […]
26 April 2022

Cycling and road safety: Are there reasons for (cautious) optimism in Europe?

On 28 March 2022, the European Commission published road safety figures for 2021 for the entire EU area, showing that a total of 19,800 people were […]
15 April 2022

Accounting for tourism’s “invisible burden” as tourism rebuilds and evolves

In the months leading up to the pandemic, overtourism was a regular topic in the travel media. Now, as borders re-open and tourists regain their confidence, […]
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