Chair of Judges
Professor Harold Goodwin @goodwinhj is the Founder Director of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT). The ICRT is a community of responsible tourism practitioners in business, government, NGOs, conservation and heritage. The workof the ICRT focuses on the principles of the Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations, working in originating markets and destinations around the world, to harness tourism to make “better places for people to live in and for people to visit.” They work with governments, tour operators and accommodation providers to realise the aspirations of the Responsible Tourism Movement in which we have played a major part since 1997.
Harold drafted the Cape Town Declaration on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in 2002 which defined the agenda for change and has written extensively on responsible tourism and worked with UK companies and with governments in Bhutan, South Africa and The Gambia to develop and implement responsible tourism policies. He is a partner in the Pro-Poor Tourism Partnership and Director of the Responsible Tourism Partnership.