Dr Harold Goodwin has worked on 4 continents with local communities, their governments and the inbound and outbound tourism industry. Harold is Professor of Responsible Tourism in the Hollings Faculty  at Manchester Metropolitan University where he teaches and researches.

Harold researches on tourism, local economic development and poverty reduction, conservation and responsible tourism and teaches Masters and Ph.D. students. as well as working with the industry, local communities, governments, and conservationists. Harold also undertakes consultancy and evaluations for companies, NGOs, governments, and international organisations.

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 a Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism which he founded in 2002 and which promotes the principles of the Cape Town Declaration.

A pen sketch from June 2011
“Goodwin, a professor of Responsible Tourism at Leeds Metropolitan University, is a person who cannot be easily missed. He is a stocky teddy-bearish man with a square ruddy face adorned by a salt and pepper beard and fitted with twinkling blue eyes. Yet, he managed to remain nearly invisible right through the two-day symposium, intervening only at critical moments. ”I was here to listen to what you had to say and spread the word to the rest of the world…. ” R Ayyappan, Express News Service


Contact email harold(at)haroldgoodwin.info

Where will Harold be in the near future?
25 April – 2 May Leave
16-20 May Leave
28 May – 5 June Leave “gone fishing” in Wales
7-10 June Finland
19 August Rutland Bird Fair

Responsible Tourism Events in 2016
29-31 March there is no Responsible Tourism programme at WTM Latin America this year

6-8 April WTM Africa
24-27 Arabian Travel Market
9-10 June RTD12 Four Seasons and Responsibility Jyväskylä Finland



Harold Goodwin