Small hotelier’s ‘My Green Butler’ wins Banksia Award.

My Green Butler, an innovative new service devised by Crystal Creek Meadows Luxury Cottages and Spa Retreat has won the prestigious Banksia Foundation’s 2018 – Small Business Award. My Green Butler is a green holiday adviser that helps tourist accommodation save resources, cut costs, cut pollution and increase guest satisfaction. The service was devised by …

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From Helsinki to the Russian Border

by Harold Goodwin - Responsible Tourism Partnership Last week I was in Finland, Helsinki, Jyväskylä and Base Camp near the Russian border, from the city to wilderness in four days. In Helsinki, we met with the city to discuss the challenge of sustainability. They have wisely separated the managing tourism function from marketing. More and more …

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Cillian Murphy: ‘a pretty “alternative” perspective on the tourism industry.’

I have a reputation for having what would be called a pretty “alternative” perspective on the tourism industry. In the main, it is an extractive industry and we should treat it with the same degree of wariness we would any of the other extractive industries; and while all that may sound a bit radical, it …

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Is the knowledge gap too wide to innovate responsible accommodation?

Is the knowledge gap too wide to innovate responsible accommodation? Christopher Warren 9th February, 2017 There is currently insufficient research to assist the transition for tourist accommodation to become a low carbon sector that also uses water sustainably. After reviewing 110 academic resource-saving studies  Christopher Warren and Susanne Becken found significant research gaps that leave …

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From Responsible Tourism to Craft Beer

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 …

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From Loop Head to the World Bank

Cillian Murphy, a Masters student on the Responsible  Tourism course at MMU writes about being invited to the speak on tourism at the World Bank Bing..’you’ve got mail’….spam …spam …spam..then one email caught my eye…to say I was in shock was putting it mildly! It was a surprising culmination to an exciting 8 weeks or …

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