“International visitors make New Zealand a better place for New Zealanders. Securing a long term sustainable future for our industry is more important now than ever. We have to protect and enhance what makes New Zealand a great place to live and a desirable place to visit, providing our communities and visitors with an excellent experience long into the future.
It only takes one person to start the sustainability journey - but if that person can connect with the leaders in an organisation, and create enough momentum, then they can make a difference.
New Zealand’s enduring appeal as a tourist destination relies on the breath-taking beauty of its landscapes and the vibrancy of its people. We need our tourism industry to treasure them.
As New Zealand unites behind a nature-based future, it is especially heartening to see the tourism industry making a Sustainability Commitment that has ecological restoration at its very heart.
The Tourism Sustainability Commitment will help us all drive the change needed in New Zealand today to better welcome the future and we invite the industry to accompany us.
Congratulations! We think this Tourism Sustainability Commitment initiative is a great step that recognises the impact and opportunity of tourism in, for and with local communities. Doing this well will help enable local communities to flourish and we look forward to supporting next steps.