Monthly Archives: July 2009

Open letter to the Board of the GSTC

Dear GSTC Board Members,We are committed to the development of responsible and sustainable tourism. We believe that tourists want more information about how the impacts of tourism in destinations are being addressed, and about how they can play a positive … Continue reading






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Responsible Aviation: challenging the aviation industry.

The discussions about aviation emissions are �hotting up� as negotiations begin ahead of the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen in December. The aviation industry is under increasing pressure to step up and make its contribution to the essential … Continue reading






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Two ICRT graduation ceremonies in July

This year I have had the pleasure of attending two graduation ceremonies for ICRT Masters graduates, one �robed� at Leeds Met the other as a guest at Greenwich. The ICRT and the Masters course moved form Greenwich to Leeds Met … Continue reading






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Responsible Volunteering

Respect is at the heart of responsible volunteering. We established people and places to enable volunteers to engage with communities abroad, to share their skills and knowledge and to work together as partners to achieve their host�s goals. Mutual respect … Continue reading






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Travel Pledge Launches

Travel Pledge is an exciting new opportunity for holidaymakers and travellers to put something back into the destination where they have travelled or holidayed � whether in the UK or abroad. When we travel we make connections, we make acquaintances … Continue reading






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Viral Marketing is Powerful?

When  United Airlines broke his acoustic guitar Canadian singer Dave Carroll sought compensation – the baggage handlers had been throwing guitars about. United refused to pay compensation so Dave Carroll recorded United Breaks Guitars and posted it on You Tube  As … Continue reading






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The Responsible Tourism Movement in a low carbon world

Justin Francis, one of our alumni with whom I co-founded ResponsibleTravel.com in 2001 has been reflecting in his blog on the state of the Responsible Tourism Movement. In the UK the Movement grew out of the campaign run by VSO … Continue reading






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Harold Goodwin