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Leeds backing for Abu Dhabi green debate

A Leeds research centre is backing an eco-friendly tourism event in the Middle East.

The International Centre for Responsible Tourism (ICRT), Leeds Metropolitan University's postgraduate training and research body, has announced it is an official sponsor of World Green Tourism Congress Abu Dhabi, a first-of-its-kind eco-tourism event.

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The aim of the conference is to promote sustainable tourism development by encouraging green principles, as well as spurring on the green debate and exploring regional challenges.

Professor Harold Goodwin, ICRT's Director of Research and International Partnerships, will be a lead speaker at the event.

It will be at the state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Centre from December 6 to 8 and has Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority (ADTA) as its headline sponsor.

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