As Justin pointed out at the party, ResponsibleTravel.com
sold only four holidays in its first year. Many told us that no one would want to
by a holiday they had found on ResponsibleTrave.com and it was a bad time for .coms.We were crazy they said.
Ten years on since responsibletravel.com was founded on 6th
April 2001, it has grown from just 15
holidays at the launch to almost 4,000 holidays in April 2011, and selling over
$100 million of responsible holidays. ResponsibleTravel.com has played a major
role in the success of the Responsible Tourism Movement in the UK and around
Justin and ResponsibleTravel.com were self-effacing at the
party we arranged together on the 10th Birthday, April 6th, to celebrate 10 year of Responsible Tourism. It was generous of Justin to stand
aside from the limelight.
ResponsibleTravel.com is a C21st equivalent of the medieval Fish
Street or Gold Lane ? it is the market place to find a Responsible Tourism trip.
It was good to be there, to share the celebration, to catch
up with friends and wish them every success for many years to come.