The WTM World Responsible Tourism Day, with the support of UNWTO brings together travel companies, organisations and individuals interested in spreading sustainable practices and ethical methods within the travel industry.

This is the one defining day in the year that travel companies, destinations, organizations, employees and suppliers come together across the world in a remarkable expression of this new way of thinking. The aim is to inspire, push the boundaries, question long held beliefs and opinions, and highlight good practice. Key debates and workshops on crucial responsible tourism issues facing the industry today are both challenging and provocative. Prof Harold Goodwin is the official advisor of the WTM Responsible Tourism Programme and World Responsible Tourism Day.

The world’s largest Responsible Tourism programme takes place at World Travel Market in London in November each year, link


The 12th International Conference on Responsible Tourism in Destinations will take place in Jyväskylä, Finland, with the theme Four Seasons and Responsibility.