Monthly Archives: July 2008

The ICRT grew substantially in 2007-8 and we will next year too.

Back in July 2007 we were struggling to complete the rewrites of the Modules for the new MSc in Responsible Tourism Management and anxious about recruitment. In the event we recruited a cohort of 50+ students and we graduated out … Continue reading






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First ICRT Graduates at Leeds Met

Kate Walters graduated with a distinction for her MSc in Responsible Tourism Management, the first student to graduate from the ICRT at Leeds Met. Kate joins an alumni composed of graduates from Masters programmes at the Universities of Kent and … Continue reading






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Beyond Labels

Back in 1999-2000 I worked with the Association of Independent Tour Operators to develop their Responsible Tourism policy. In 2000 AITO committed to a set of principles which have guided their practise and that of their members. AITO acknowledged “that … Continue reading






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An Evening with Richard Hammond

Richard Hammond talked about his involvement in green and responsible tourism – concepts which he argued are used interchangeably. Richard's blog at www.greentraveller.co.uk weaves together the environmental, social and economic issues to create stories that  people want to read and … Continue reading






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Who is greenwashing?

In Sunday�s Observer  Tom Robinson asked �Are you being greenwashed?� You can read the article at http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/jul/06/green.ethicalholidays The idea of ResponsibleTravel.com grew out of the ICRT when Justin was a student on the Masters at Greenwich and I co-founded ResponsibleTravel.com … Continue reading






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A Reflection from The Gambia

In The Gambia as part of an ICRT Leeds Met Africa initiative with our West Africa sister organisation ICRT-WA for a series of workshops with ASSET, the Association of Small Scale Enterprises in Tourism, the Gambian Tourism Authority and the … Continue reading






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Harold Goodwin