Harold has for 20 years been a leader in developing Responsible Tourism theory and practice. A leading academic and teacher he has worked as a consultant and researcher for the UN World Tourism Organization, the UK’s DFID, the EU, the World Bank, KPMG, Deloitte & Touche, the International Finance Corporation, the Aga Khan Development Network and the International Trade Centre; and for a host of tour operators. He retired in 2016 from Manchester Metropolitan University where he remains an Emeritus Professor.
Dr Harold Goodwin has worked on 4 continents with local communities, their governments and the inbound and outbound tourism industry to realise the ambition of using tourism to make better places for people to live in and to visit, balancing competitive advantage, growth and sustainability. He is the Responsible Tourism Adviser to World Travel Market and chair of the World Responsible Tourism Awards. His latest book is Responsible Tourism.