Responsible Tourism for Oman

I enjoyed a stimulating overview of responsible tourism by Harold Goodwin

Dr Harold Goodwin of Leeds University gave a talk to the Environment Society of Oman about Responsible Tourism.

Harold Goodwin
Harold Goodwin

This was his first visit into Oman but he was able to give very interesting examples from other countries about how tourism can impact, positively and negatively on people’s lives. He implied that New Zealand was probably the country most successful in branding itself in the field of responsible tourism. Interestingly he also felt Gambia and South Africa were two other countries with a very good approach in the field.

Bag for our guest - Sally
Bag for our guests – Jean & Sally

I try and act in a positive way within the Oman community – in a way that also adds value for our guests. Each person on a holiday with us is given a bag, hand created by the Sidab Ladies Sewing Group – and where possible we have the name of our guest sewn in Arabic.