Use these tools to help your business achieve the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Waiheke adventure tourism operator EcoZip Adventures is dedicated to rebalancing the ecology of their forest site and is successfully encouraging visitors and corporate clients to get on board.
SKYCITY Auckland has successfully tackled a huge food waste problem, diverting nearly 500 tonnes – the equivalent weight of 142 buses - from landfill to become compost for kiwifruit orchards and landscaping companies.
Rafting New Zealand has entered into a joint venture with Lake Rotoaira Forest Trust of Ngāti Tūwharetoa which it says will allow it to more than double in size, give visitors the best and most authentic experience possible, and make a positive difference to the local environment and community.
Car and campervan hire company JUCY Rentals has made a commitment to providing a phenomenal visitor experience through the power of customer feedback.
Working with visitors and a range of other partners and volunteers, Eco Wanaka Adventures has planted around 8000 trees on Mou Waho Island and is building 'weta motels' to to allow the endemic weta to survive.
Auckland Museum’s Travel Plan is about encouraging staff to green commute, drive less often to work, try other modes of transport which will benefit their health and wellbeing and help create a sustainable museum fit for the future.
Christchurch Sea Kayaking is dedicated to helping restore the Avon to its original beauty. Over the 2017/18 season, with the help of visitors, it collected around 35kg of rubbish from the river.
YHA values the carboNZeroCertTM scheme as another tool that helps to build a commitment to environmental sustainability into everything the organisation does.