Responsible Tourism Week 2011 – Join the fun!

FALL IN LOVE WITH RESPONSIBLE TOURISM The dates are set for the 2011 Responsible Tourism Week. This unconventional, online unconference begins Valentine’s Day (February 14) and continues through February 18. RT Week is a fun mash-up exploring down-to-earth applications of noble concepts including responsible tourism, the local travel movement and […]

The origins of responsible tourism

A concise piece about the origins of responsible tourism was recently posted by leading Responsible Tourism academic, Professor Harold Goodwin. He cites The Cape Town Declaration in terms of a formal definition, but gives much credit for conceptual development to Jost Krippendorf in his book, The Holiday Makers.  For those […]

Pioneering the responsibility-centred organisation in Cape Town

Responsible tourism places a great emphasis on responsibility as a central principle that shapes the decisions and actions of companies, organisations and individual travellers. But the importance of responsibility has a broader relevance beyond tourism, as has been written about by influential thinkers such as management guru, Peter Drucker, among […]

Harold Goodwin discusses Responsible Tourism in 2011

Head of the International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT) and RT guru, Prof Harold Goodwin, spoke to Ron Mader, editor of, the international journal for eco-tourism, about what Responsible Tourism is and what the ICRT does. Goodwin was a driving force in drafting the Cape Town Declaration in 2002. […]