ICTR Keynote Outlines

Keynote Outlines

The following are outlines for the Keynote Speeches which will take place at ICTR 2019.

The Limits to Growth, Responsibility and Overtourism

Harold Goodwin International Centre for Responsible Tourism 

The first major UN conference on man and the environment took place in 1972, the same year that the Club of Rome produced Limits to Growth. Over the last 45 years, there has been much talk of sustainability but little implementation. Sustainable has become a fig leaf.  Overtourism is the result, the antithesis of Responsible Tourism. The economic, social; and environmental challenges grow faster than we have been able to mitigate them. We are presently losing the battle, we need to change gear and take responsibility. What progress has been made? What are the most significant challenges for the next ten years? What is the research agenda which would support progress in making tourism more sustainable?

Tourism, Transformation, and the Circular Economy

Jeremy Smith Editor,

The principles of the circular economy offer tourism an opportunity to move beyond incrementalism and to become an industry designed to deliver transformational positive impact. Furthermore, travel's ability to connect and inspire people means it can support and raise the profile of emerging developments in the circular economy, which is looking to maximise people's potential just as it does resources. Following the recent publication of his book - Transforming Travel - realising the potential of sustainable tourism (CABI, 2018) - the writer and communication strategist Jeremy Smith will explore the many forms this transformation might take, drawing together a wide range of case studies from around the world.