Monthly Archives: July 2013

WTM, orphanages and taking responsibility

On World Responsible Tourism  Day in 2011 Michael Horton  from ConCERT in Cambodia  spoke about the concerns that there are in Cambodia about many of the orphanages which attract tourists as visitors and volunteers. As Michael pointed out “Emotions run … Continue reading






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What is certification’s role in ensuring Responsible Tourism?

Back in 2010 we asked at WTM whether green certification makes a difference. Three years on we are again looking at the issue of certification at WTM this November, asking: “What does certification contribute to Responsible Tourism?” (Tues 5th 12:00).  Responsible Tourism … Continue reading






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RT makes business sense in Kerala – and elsewhere

Down in Kumarakom, in Kerala, for their international conference reviewing the progress that has been made in the state since the International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations launched their local economic development initiative in 2008. The focus has been on benefiting local … Continue reading






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Harold Goodwin