Contributor Profile

Harold Goodwin

Job TitleWTM Responsible Tourism Advisor


Harold is WTM's Responsible Tourism Advisor, he puts together the flagship Responsible Tourism programme at WTM London which attracts 2000 participants each year and the programmes run at WTM Africa, WTM Latin America and Arabian Travel Market. Harold has worked on 4 continents with local communities, their governments and the inbound and outbound tourism industry. He is Managing Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership and chairs the panels of judges for the World Responsible Tourism Awards and the other Awards in the family, Africa, India and Ireland. Harold works with industry, local communities, governments, and conservationists and undertakes consultancy and evaluations for companies, NGOs, governments, and international organisations. He is also a Director of the Institute of Place Management at Manchester Metropolitan University, where he is an Emeritus Professor, and Founder Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism promotes the principles of the Cape Town Declaration which he drafted.  

Conference Sessions

  • How can Travel and Tourism best reduce the carbon emissions of our industry?

    Tuesday11:30 - 12:1530 Apr 2019
    Inspiration Theatre 1

    With high rates of growth, the sector will become more and more significant as polluters come under increasing pressure from regulators applying the polluter pa...

    • Language: English
  • Raising Awareness of Sustainability

    Tuesday15:00 - 15:4530 Apr 2019
    Inspiration Theatre 1

    For centuries the people of the MENA countries have developed in countries subject to water stress and more aware than most of the importance of conserving natu...

    • Language: English
  • Tourism Broadens the Mind: Can We Do More?

    Wednesday11:30 - 12:1501 May 2019
    Inspiration Theatre 1

    Tourists are increasingly demanding memorable experiences, opportunities for meaningful connections with local people, one of the great benefits of travel and t...

    • Language: English

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