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The 2014  World  Responsible  Tourism  Awards   Harold  Goodwin,  Professor  of  Responsible  Tourism  at  Manchester  Metropolitan  University  and   Chair  of  the  Judges  of  the  World  Responsible  Tourism  Awards.   Correspondence  author:  harold@haroldgoodwin.info   The  2014  World  Responsible  Tourism  Awards,  sponsored  by  the  Sultanate  of  Oman  Ministry  of   Tourism  attracted  significantly  more  nominations  from  Africa  and  Latin  America  than  in  previous   years  and  that  is  reflected  in  the  winners.  In  the  11th  year  of  the  Awards  we  have  extended  their   reach,  in  no  small  part  due  to  the  decisions  made  by  World  Travel  Market  to  extend  the  Responsible   Tourism  Programme  run  at  WTM  London  since  2007,  to  WTM  Africa  and  WTM  Latin  America.  The   WTM  London  Responsible  Tourism  Programme,  for  the  first  time,  extended  over  all  four  days  of   WTM  and  attracted  over  2000  participants.     The  annual  reception  held  each  year  by  the  International  Centre  for  Responsible  Tourism  and   responsibletravel.com  was  held  at  Excel  for  the  first  time,  running  straight  on  from  the  established   WTM  WRTD  Networking  event.  We  were  able  to  announce  there  that  regional  World  Responsible   Tourism  Awards  events  are  being  planned  at  WTM  Africa  in  2015  and  WTM  Latin  America  in  2016.   The  Awards  will  be  run  as  part  of  the  established  World  Responsible  Tourism  Awards,  and  will  use   the  same  tried  and  tested  processes.  1   2

Box  1  The  Panel  of  Judges  2014    

Dr Harold  Goodwin,  Chair  of  Judges,  Founder  Director  of  the  International   Centre  for  Responsible  Tourism    

Justin Francis,  Founder  and  director  of  the  Responsible  Tourism  Awards,   Managing  Director  of  responsibletravel.com    

Dr Rebecca  Hawkins,  Director  of  the  Responsible  Hospitality  Partnership    

Debbie Hindle,  Managing  Director  Four  bgb    

Fiona Jeffery,  Chairman  of  World  Travel  Market  2007-­‐‑2013,  Founder  Just  a  Drop    

Simon Press,  Senior  Exhibition  Director,  World  Travel  Market  (WTM)    

Lisa Scott,  Travel  Editor  of  the  Metro  Newspaper    

John de  Vial,  Director  of  the  ICRT  and  ABTA    

Dr Matt  Walpole  Head  of  Ecosystem  Assessment  at  the  World  Conservation   Monitoring  Centre  for  the  United  Nations  Environment  Programme    

Mark Watson  CEO  Tourism  Concern    

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This  process  was  described  in  the  Goodwin  H  (2014)  Progress  in  Responsible  Tourism  Vol  3(1)  published  by  

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More  detail  available  online:  www.responsibletravel.com/awards/about/judges.htm  

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