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Kerala to be declared world leader in Responsible Tourism in 2022, says Dr Goodwin

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 25 (UNI) The World Travel Market will declare Kerala as the world leader in Responsible Tourism (RT)in 2022.
Announcing this at the Tourism Industry Partners Meet here, Founder and Director of UK-based International Centre for Responsible Tourism, Dr Harold Goodwin said democracy and transparency are the major components of RT in Kerala. The event was organised by the Responsible Tourism Mission, State Department of Tourism.
“Firstly, what makes Kerala ascend the world leadership is the concerted action among government, local people and tourism industry in RT activities. Secondly, RT gives equal importance to socio-economic and environmental responsibilities. Thirdly, after the implementation of RT activities, there is an increase in the number of domestic tourists to Kerala,” Dr Goodwin explained.
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