Robin Barden completed the MSc in Responsible Tourism Management (2007-10) with a very good report on the tourism and sense of place in the Barri Gòtic.
Robin is the first RT graduate to have his name in lights on Times Square.
In 2013 Robin was part of the team which ran the 7th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations in October 2013.
He ran a successful weekend of “walks and talks on responsible tourism in heavily-visited touristic-historic cities” (Barcelona, Spring 2012) which brought together members of the ICRT’s international network, the ICRT Barcelona & Catalunya (Xarxa de Turisme Responsable), local tourism businesses, tourism consultants, tourism board professionals, journalists, a slow food group, students, and academics in the area.
Applied local and responsible tourism knowledge to compile My Guide to a Sustainable Congress for the IUCN World Congress in Barcelona and ran an authentic visitor experience in Barcelona built around the emerging craft beer movement in the region. See www.facebook.com/CraftyBeerTours
In January 2014 he became the Craft Beer Ambassador for Edge Brewing, brewing American-style craft beers at its brewery birthplace in Barcelona, where Edge’s two adventurous founders and Robin first met.
As Robin says
It’s an exciting project presenting new challenges, but also fun opportunities, like meeting new people who are passionate about generating and sharing ideas, whether those relate to brewing, or creative ways to engage the “craft beer curious” , and keep the “craft beer converted” on their taste buds. It’s great to be in a position where better flavour, a greater diversity of flavours, a little reflection on what you’re imbibing, sociability and happiness… growing an interest in all those things is the name of the game, because that’s what good beer is all about.