Author Archives: Goodwin Harold

Paul Miedema remembered at WTM Africa

Paul Miedema founder of Calabash Tours and a leading activist for Responsible Tourism was recognised as in the Responsible Tourism Awards in 2004. In 1990 Paul participated in The March for Hope, a protest March of white people to the townships. “I knew then, … Continue reading






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Africa Responsible Tourism Awards presented at WTM Africa

. In a special ceremony at World Travel Market Africa 2017, a hard-hitting documentary on the plight of lions in tourism and a small backpacker lodge with ample impact were announced Joint Overall Winners at the African Responsible Tourism Awards … Continue reading






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South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Tourism speaks at the African Responsible Tourism Awards

  Welcoming Remarks By Deputy Minister, Elizabeth Thabethe African Responsible Tourism Awards Cape Town Convention Centre 20 April 2017   Program Director MEC Alan Winde Mr James Vos, Member of the Portfolio Committee on Tourism Mr Tim Harris, Wesgro CEO … Continue reading






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1st Indian Responsible Tourism Awards     Announced 19th January 2017

  The India Responsible Tourism Awards are part of the World Responsible Tourism Awards family which in addition to the global awards and India includes awards programmes in Ireland and Africa. The family of awards share the same processes and … Continue reading






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Wild Atlantic Way and Overtourism

Fáilte Ireland is  doing a substantial amount of work monitoring the environmental impacts on the Wild Atlantic Way and they are beginning to look at the economic impacts. Fáilte Ireland  recognises that there are significant congestion problems – both existing … Continue reading






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Does Volunteering in an Orphanage Create a Demand for Child Trafficking?

Australian legal scholar Kathryn E van Doore shares a summary of her recent article, “Paper orphans: Exploring child trafficking for the purpose of orphanages,” which appeared in the International Journal of Children’s Rights. Kathryn writes: “My research argues that the recruitment of children … Continue reading






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How should we understand Airbnb? Good or Bad?

The Airbnb consumer proposition is appealing to significant market segment, but by no means all. Garry Wilson Managing Director – Product & Purchasing, TUI Group pointed out at WTM this month that operators like TUI are in a different market … Continue reading






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Whose destination is it?

At WTM London this year we ran 25 events over the three days. It was the 10th anniversary of World Responsible Tourism Day and there were two brief films for the opening. The first looked back over the 10 years … Continue reading






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2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards

Winners of the 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards Announced DUBLIN, Oct 06, 2016: The winners of the prestigious 2016 Irish Responsible Tourism Awards were announced today at an awards ceremony at the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Golden Lane, Dublin 8. … Continue reading






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Seoul Declaration on Fair Tourism

The Seoul Metropolitan Government hosted the ‘Seoul International Fair & Sustainable Tourism Forum 2016 (SIFT)’ with Seoul Tourism Organization, Seoul on 20-21 September 2016, this Declaration was the product of the conference. 1. Fair Tourism encompasses inter-generational and intra-generational equity. … Continue reading






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Harold Goodwin