New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment news, including media releases, and articles about tourism businesses putting the Commitments into action.
On behalf of the tourism industry, TIA has lodged a submission supporting the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill.
Events can create a lot of waste but this year, New Zealand's biggest tourism and travel showcase was the most sustainable it's ever been.
Swedish academic and sustainable tourism specialist Stefan Gössling on tourism and its climate impacts spoke at the inaugural Tourism Policy School in Queenstown in 2019. He gave a short, sharp scientific appraisal of tourism and its climate impacts.
Stefan is a professor at the Linnaeus University School of Business and Economics and Lund University's Department of Service Management.
22 April 2019
A group of Auckland operators who were early adopters of the Tourism Sustainability Commitment and have been strong supporters, both in taking action and inspiring others, got together recently to talk sustainability. Everyone involved found the meeting very useful and it will be interesting to see how it evolves. TIA is keen to support similar regional or sector groups to get started.
Over 1000 tourism businesses have now signed up to the Tourism Sustainability Commitment!
8 April 2019
The top 10 sustainability questions to ask your suppliers… before your customers ask you.
Forget 20/20 vision, Auckland needs to look ahead to 2021. ATEED's four-part series on the future of Auckland's tourism has been published in the New Zealand Herald.
Welcoming, supportive communities are a vital part of what New Zealand has to offer our visitors. TIA's 'Tourism Story' project aims to find ways to support all sectors of the industry to tell their stories better, from the small town holiday park providing local employment opportunities and supporting local suppliers, to the big corporate donating thousands of dollars to environmental causes.
New Zealand Cruise Association, Cruise Lines International Association and Australian Cruise Association have released the first Cruise Industry Sustainability Guide in this region to showcase the work being done by the industry to preserve the world’s pristine waterways.
Seven key New Zealand organisations have joined forces to conceive and develop Tiaki – Care for New Zealand, an initiative that actively encourages international and domestic travellers to act as guardians of Aotearoa.
The number of sign-ups to the Tourism Sustainability Commitment have now exceeded 500, marking the half-way point of TIA’s goal of 1000 sign-ups by March 2019.
Around 20,000 tonnes of PET, or polyester plastic, is imported into New Zealand every year for plastic packaging. It’s the most used packaging material in the world, and innovative plastics company Flight Plastics in Lower Hutt have just recycled their first 1000 tonnes of it.
Twelve local and international businesses signed a declaration on World Environment Day (5 June 2018) to tackle plastic waste.
Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) has signed up to the TSC, the first step towards meeting the sustainability focus of its new Destination AKL 2025 Strategy.
Eco-friendly tourism is becoming a movement, and more vacationers are buying into the concept