Harold Goodwin

19 October 2020

Ethics, responsibility
and our future

Back in the mid-nineties Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO), a UK charity, asked its volunteers working in developing countries around the world about the most significant issue […]
13 October 2020

Can testing get us back flying?

There has been a marked unwillingness to get on to planes and jet off to holiday. In the US, more than half of those who flew […]
5 October 2020

Curbing aviation emissions:
The polluter pays principle

Aviation fuel is untaxed and the industry does not have to pay to maintain the rails or roads as other forms of transport do. The aviation […]
28 September 2020

Does diversity matter in tourism?

Well, it matters to me when I travel. It is why I travel whether for leisure or business, to spend time holidaying or working in someone […]
22 September 2020

Complex customer journey:
Safety has become key for the tourism sector

In the travel and tourism sector, our customers take a real journey. The concept means something very different in other sectors. Oxford Strategic Marketing developed the concept for […]
14 September 2020

How will the tourism sector confront climate change and the pandemic?

In the USA wildfires have been raging for nearly a month across Oregon, California and Washington State. Thirty-five have died, many more are missing, and tens […]
7 September 2020

Test, Trace and Isolate

Covid-19 is spread by social contact; the virus survives by finding new hosts. That is how the pandemic thrives and spreads. Travel and social contact facilitate […]
31 August 2020

Taking Responsibility
for Tourism in Scotland

Creating meaningful connections between tourists and hosts is one of the characteristics of Responsible Tourism, tourism is a major part of the experience economy. Visit Scotland has had […]
24 August 2020

Learning to live with Covid-19

Covid-19 is, for now, the new normal. And we don’t know how long now is. In an age of rolling 24hr news, we are deluged with […]
17 August 2020

Accepting the need to fly less and “quarantine roulette”

New research in the UK from academics at Cardiff and Manchester universities into lifestyle choices adopted during the lockdown, found that the level of concern about […]
10 August 2020

Tourist destinations
are having a holiday

At the heart of Responsible Tourism is the assertion that Responsible Tourism is first and foremost about making better places for people to live in. The […]
3 August 2020

Covid-19 brings innovation to international volunteering

There is, of course, nothing new under the sun. That’s an old idea from the Book of Ecclesiastes with the author complaining about the monotony of […]
27 July 2020

Covid-19 continues to frustrate holidaymakers and hosts alike

The absence of leisure tourists during the pandemic has reminded residents of what it was like before the hoards arrived. As the numbers of tourists and […]
20 July 2020

Covid-19 is the most significant determinant of demand

A YouGov poll conducted between 29 June and 9 July revealed the continuing unwillingness of many people on the one hand to travel abroad and on […]
13 July 2020

Trust is the new
currency of tourism

For most people, travel is discretionary. We choose whether or not to travel, to move to someone else’s place to stay overnight or just for a […]
6 July 2020

Aviation is the Achilles heel of the tourism sector

Transport is fundamental to tourism and to day excursions. The industry started with a day excursion for 570 people organised by Thomas Cook in 1841 from […]
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