Contributor Profile

Harold Goodwin

Job TitleWTM Responsible Tourism Advisor

About

Harold is WTM’s Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracts 2000 participants each year and the programmes run at WTM Africa, WTM Latin America and Arabian Travel Market. Harold has worked on 4 continents with local communities, their governments and the inbound and outbound tourism industry. He is Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership.  Harold works with industry, local communities, governments, and conservationists and undertakes consultancy and evaluations for companies, NGOs, governments, and international organisations. He is also Director of Responsible Tourism at the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he is an Emeritus Professor, and Founder Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism promotes the principles of the Cape Town Declaration which he drafted.  Harold has chaired the judges since the Awards were launched in 2004 and he chairs the judges for the other Awards in the World Responsible Tourism Awards family for  Africa and India.

Conference Sessions

  • African Responsible Tourism - How can Travel and Tourism best reduce the carbon emissions of our industry?

    Wednesday14:30 - 15:1510 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE With high rates of growth, the sector will become a more and more significant as polluters come under increasing pressure from regulators ap...

    • Language: English (United Kingdom)
  • African Responsible Tourism - What should the tourism sector be doing to effectively promote wildlife conservation?

    Wednesday16:00 - 16:4510 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE There is mounting concern about the ethics, value and impacts of the tourism industry on wildlife conservation. Whilst views about what is d...

    • Language: English (United Kingdom)
  • THE BUSINESS CASE for Responsible Tourism programme

    Thursday08:55 - 09:0011 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE This year we are offering a conference over two days focused on The Business Case for Responsible Tourism running 09:00 to 11:30 on Thursday...

    • Language: English
  • Responsible Tourism - Introduction to the Business Case

    Thursday09:00 - 10:1511 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE There is a strong business case to be made for addressing the economic, social and environmental issues which arise as a consequence of tour...

    • Language: English
  • Responsible Tourism - The 2019 Africa Responsible Tourism Awards winners

    Thursday10:15 - 11:3011 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE   Our 2019 African Responsible Tourism Award winners have been invited to talk about their initiatives and why it makes business sense for th...

    • Language: English
  • Tourists Increasingly Demand Authentic Experiences – How do we deliver them?

    Thursday13:30 - 14:1511 Apr 2019
    Destination Theatre

    Travellers and holiday makers increasingly seek experience; they want to encounter host communities and their culture – dance, music, song, food, stories and ev...

    • Language: English
  • The BUSINESS CASE for Responsible Tourism 2

    Friday08:55 - 09:0012 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE Responsible Tourism is about making tourism better. On Day 2 of the Conference, we have invited previous Responsible Tourism Awards winners ...

    • Language: English (United Kingdom)
  • African Responsible Tourism Awards - Winner Presentation

    Friday09:00 - 10:1512 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE

    • Language: English
  • African Responsible Tourism Awards - Winner Presentation

    Friday10:15 - 11:3012 Apr 2019
    African Responsible Tourism

    CONFERENCE THEATRE

    • Language: English
  • How can we best use certification?

    Friday11:30 - 12:1512 Apr 2019
    Speaker's Corner

    There are now many certification schemes but take up in the industry is still low and consumer awareness is poor. What are the problems and how can they be addr...

    • Language: English

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