Contributor Profile

Harold Goodwin

Job TitleResponsible Tourism Advisor

Company NameWTM

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 and chairs the panels of judges for the World Responsible Tourism Awards and the other Awards in the family, Africa, India and Ireland. Harold works with industry, local communities, governments, and conservationists and undertakes consultancy and evaluations for companies, NGOs, governments, and international organisations. He is also a Director of 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. 

Conference Sessions

  • Is Tourism a Strategy for Development?

    Monday10:15 - 11:454 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    How effective is tourism as a development strategy? Which forms of tourism can create inclusive growth contributing to growing a diversified local economy, crea...

    • Language: English
  • The Challenge of Building Sustainable Hotels

    Monday12:30 - 13:304 Nov 2019
    Europe Inspiration Zone

    The major hotel brands no longer own many hotels, they operate them using a variety of agreements: managed, franchised, or licensed. Operation has been increasi...

    • Language: English
  • Tourism for All: The Business Case for Inclusive Tourism

    Monday14:45 - 15:304 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    At previous WTMs we have organised a number of panels addressing the challenge of accessible travel and accommodation. Few will forget the Campo and Parque dos ...

    • Language: English
  • Transparent Reporting

    Monday15:30 - 16:154 Nov 2019
    UKI & International Inspiration Zone

    Transparency is a core value for Responsible Tourism. Businesses, destinations and communities determine the issues which need to be addressed. Businesses and d...

    • Language: English
  • Water Security: An Urgent Issue for Business and the Community

    Tuesday10:15 - 11:005 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Increasing population, rising standards of living and climate change are long term trends which exacerbate the problem of ensuring that everyone has access to p...

    • Language: English
  • Travel Broadens the Mind: Can We Do More?

    Tuesday11:00 - 11:305 Nov 2019
    Asia Inspiration Zone

    Tourists are increasingly demanding memorable experiences, opportunities for meaningful connections with local people,  One of the great benefits of travel and ...

    • Language: English
  • Plastic Waste: What Should the Industry Do?

    Tuesday15:45 - 17:005 Nov 2019
    Middle East & Africa Inspiration Zone

    Attenborough has raised the issue of single-use plastic and many, but by no means, all, have stopped using plastic straws. The challenge is a bit bigger than th...

    • Language: English
  • Enhancing Employment in Hospitality

    Wednesday13:30 - 14:006 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    The hospitality sector is often seen as providing low skilled low paid jobs. Can employment in hospitality be made more rewarding either by increasing pay or of...

    • Language: English
  • Decent Employment

    Wednesday14:15 - 15:306 Nov 2019
    Americas Inspiration Zone

    The industry suffers from a reputation for low paid casual work. What can the industry do to counter this perception and to demonstrate the opportunities which ...

    • Language: English