Chief executive Paul Atkins says tangible evidence of regenerative possibilities has lasting impact on visitors.
Jobs funded through $34m allocation from Jobs for Nature Community and Private Land Biodiversity funds administered by DOC.
DOC could restrict interactions with marine mammals and will assess the capacity for increased tourism under the new strategy.
Waiheke’s EcoZip Adventures has contributed $8000 towards the purchase of 1400 native trees for planting in seven wetland areas across the island.
Departing Qualmark boss Gregg Anderson hails the potential of environmentally-focused operators in post-Covid tourism.
An innovative role for Māori tourism is floated to help the country transition to net zero emissions by 2050.
Declines in non-compliance with rāhui highest in Waitākere Ranges.
Air Tahiti Nui customers will be able to start offsetting emissions on their flights from today, as a tie-up with New Zealand carbon offsetting provider CarbonClick begins.
The funding is helping to pay for fulltime conservation work for displaced guides.
GO Rentals says it wants to “take the lead” in the electric vehicle rental space with the purchase of 10 Tesla Model 3 cars.
A new study shows NZ’s glaciers are melting faster than expected.
Reducing number of regional councils, lifting Māori representation among recommendations.
Travellers can choose to contribute to range of environmental projects when booking.
In line with components in tertiary educational provider’s hospitality and tourism programmes.
Surge in recreational vessels partly to blame for dolphins leaving Bay of Islands, large operators support marine mammal sanctuary.
Toe Toe’s Kohutapu Lodge and Tribal Tours won the 2019 NZ Tourism Industry Awards’ community engagement category.
The highly anticipated Tourism Futures Taskforce interim report contains a host of recommendations for the sector.
Simon Upton says the optimal time to bring in any new tax is now.
Kaitiaki Adventures will be able to redeploy up to 19 of its staff into Jobs for Nature projects.
Tourism New Zealand has partnered with Trees that Count to encourage domestic and international visitors to donate towards planting “native trees for future generations”.
The Green Party has called on all political parties to embrace the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Simon Upton’s Not 100% – but four steps closer to sustainable tourism report.
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment’s report has sparked volumes of commentary from the country’s academic sector.
The PCE report is a paradigm shift towards increasing tourism accountability, writes Professor James Higham.
The long-awaited report recommends a departure tax, stricter controls on commercial operations, and questions the public investment in the sector.
The tourism minister says “the full cost of tourism” should be priced into the visitor experience.
The Government has approved funding for 22 new low-emission transport projects.
The Climate Change Commission’s landmark report on decarbonising the economy has signalled a stronger focus on emissions from the tourism sector is in the pipeline.
Air New Zealand backs the new standards saying biofuels are “a necessary step” in reaching NZ’s net zero emissions by 2050 goal.
Boaties should give animals plenty of space and always watch where they are going, DOC says.
A long-awaited formal management plan Northland’s iconic Te Oneroa-a-Tōhe/Ninety Mile Beach formally comes into effect today, Monday, 25 January 2021.
Christchurch Airport has become the first airport in the world to achieve the Airports Carbon Accreditation Level 4 certification from Airports Council International.
Regulation to manage supply and price inefficiencies are among mooted recommendations from the Tourism Futures Taskforce.
DOC is urging beach goers to drive carefully on the foreshore after a critically injured kekeno/seal pup had to be euthanised on a Christchurch beach.
The edges and hillslopes of the 28-hectare reserve near Nelson were burnt by the fire that spread over 2400 hectares.
Sounds Air plans to operate electric aircraft in New Zealand by the end of the decade.
The association challenges the Govt’s Tourism Futures Taskforce to take “bold steps” to address industry issues.
New Zealand’s tourism rethink needs to forget old economic systems and focus on human values if the sector has any hope of reviving.
12 wild kiwi are alive and well in the reserve, including several pairs.
The Greater Wellington Regional Council is seeking public feedback on the future of its regional parks network.
The funding, over four years, was part of the Government’s $1.3bn Jobs for Nature programme.
Conservation estate attractions could suffer more damage, become inaccessible or disappear, says a new report.
Hunting operators have welcomed a High Court ruling instructing the Department of Conservation to undertake further consultation on its 2020-2021 tahr culling plans.
New Zealand’s tourism-related greenhouse gas emissions jumped 16.3% in a decade.
Stats NZ is preparing to launch the regular research series into the sector’s greenhouse gas emissions.
Decarbonising tourism will include less reliance on long haul airline travel and more on rapid land transport, according to Dr Susanne Becken.
Work to improve safety and provide for the protection of the sensitive environment of the West Coast’s Ōpārara Basin is set to begin at alert level 2, says the Department of Conservation.
A Givealittle page has been set up to help the Otorohanga Kiwi House as the facility copes with life under the Covid-19 lockdown.
Auckland Whale & Dolphin Safari has been recognised by the World Cetacean Alliance.
Regional Facilities Auckland has gained Toitū carbonreduce certification.
LGNZ has welcomed a new report that calls for central government policy makers to step up the pace on progressing a national strategy on climate change adaption having highlighting the threat to the tourism industry.