Monthly Archives: November 2013

New Zealand is a country which takes the yield and distribution of its tourism seriously

  New Zealand is a country which takes its tourism seriously – the Ministry of Business, Innovations and Employment publishes monthly data on spend by domestic and international tourists. It does this because it needs to monitor the success, or … Continue reading

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Cultural Heritage Restoration and Community Benefits

Last night Libby Owen Edmunds, an alumni of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism, spoke about the work of the Aga Khan’s development agencies in Baltistan in northern Pakistan. Baltistan borders the Gilgit Agency in the west, the Xinjiang Autonomous … Continue reading

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Child protection is a key challenge for the tourism industry

Child protection was raised at WTM in 2011 when Michael Horton of ConCERT in Cambodia raised the issue of tourism’s role in fuelling the orphanage industry in Siem Reap. By bringing travellers and tourists to Siem Reap the industry has … Continue reading

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The 2013 World Responsible Tourism Awards

The 2013 World Responsible Tourism Awards, sponsored by Oman, were announced today at World Travel Market. This year we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Responsible Tourism Awards with the Sultanate of Oman Ministry of Tourism, run previously with First … Continue reading

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Social Responsibility & Tourism

Since the first major UN conference addressed the challenge of what we now know as sustainable development in 1972, we have understood that it is essential to balance environment and development.  What began as Environment Day at World Travel Market … Continue reading

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Harold Goodwin has moved to Manchester Metropolitan University

Harold Goodwin is now Professor of Responsible Tourism at MMU, joining Professor John Swarbooke. He is heading the new Centre for Responsible Tourism at MMU. The Centre will offer a cutting-edge MSc in Responsible Tourism from February 2014 designed for … Continue reading

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