New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment news, including media releases, and articles about tourism businesses putting the Commitments into action.
VisitorPoint is right on the money with its commitment to paying all staff the Living Wage.
TIA Sustainability Advocate Megan Williams talks to the Otago Daily Times about her work to encourage tourism operators to sign up to the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment.
On behalf of the tourism industry, TIA has lodged a submission supporting the Climate Change Response (Zero Carbon) Amendment Bill.
More than 100,000 single-use cups have been prevented from going into landfills as a result of the CupCycling™ scheme which supports cafes to offer reusable takeaway cups.
Staff from The George hotel in Christchurch are cleaning and enhancing their stretch of the Avon River.
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.
A goat, a jar of peanut butter and a communal knife are among the weapons employed by Okere Falls' growing band of environmental warriors.
The Okere Project brings local businesses, householders and holidaymakers together to trap animal pests, clear invasive plants and restore birdlife and native flora in their community.
Taupo DeBretts Spa Resort has taken initiative in creating a pest free environment, with the goal of creating a safe haven for native flora and fauna to thrive.
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.
Sherwood Queenstown has been ranked amongst the top 10 eco-friendly holiday destinations by Expedia - the only hotel in the Pacific region to make the list, ranked among large international locations in France, Canada, and Thailand.
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!
Fullers360, Auckland's leading ferry operator, has launched a commercial composting programme across all its fleet of vessels and is educating staff and customers on what goes in each bin.
Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools and Spa has taken a unique approach to the construction of five new thermal pools to protect their much-loved Redwood trees, at an additional cost of more than $50,000.
Destination Great Lake Taupō’s new international human-interest campaign ‘Aroha’ showcases real people and their stories with a goal of attracting new visitor markets to the region. Artists, community leaders and creatives come together to share their personal journeys, genuine aroha (love) and passion for Taupō.