Host Community

Achieving Sustainable Host Communities

Welcoming, supportive communities are a vital part of what New Zealand has to offer our visitors. Sustainable businesses have to find ways to protect and enhance their social licence to operate within their communities.

Industry Goals 5 & 6

New Zealanders strongly support and reap the benefit from tourism operating in their community.


5 New Zealanders are happy with the level of tourism activity and support growth.

6 Tourism businesses are desirable and responsible employers, and leaders in engaging and supporting vibrant communities.

Business Commitments

The Host Community Commitments suggest ways that tourism businesses can contribute to the communities in which they operate: quality jobs, connecting with the community, and supporting local and regional suppliers.


7 Sustainable Employment: Businesses pay a fair wage to all staff.

8 Quality Employment: Businesses support their workforce to flourish and succeed.

9 Community Engagement: Businesses actively engage with the communities in which they operate.

10 Sustainable Supply Chains: Businesses have socially and environmentally sustainable supply chains

How To

See the Tools pages for guides, useful links and and tips to help you achieve these Host Community Commitments.


Visit this page to see all the industry Goals and business Commitments.