As tourism seeks to become more regenerative, it is equally crucial visitors follow suit.
Where there are issues, it is not often tourism itself but the management of it that needs to be addressed.
The operator will not allow large tour groups to return to its popular glowworm caves attraction.
The Qualmark Sustainable Tourism Business Criteria has achieved recognition from the Global Sustainable Tourism Council for its efforts to meet global standards of sustainability.
The Airports Council International Asia-Pacific has awarded Christchurch Airport the Green Airports Recognition 2023 and the Airport Carbon Accreditation – Mentor.
There are mixed results from Air NZ and Auckland Airport as they grapple with sustainability while travel ramps up.
Wellington Airport has taken the first step to gaining independent validation of its net zero emissions by 2030 and absolute zero by 2050 targets.
The new TIA-led strategy also calls for more equitable funding and sets a number of goals for the sector.
Electrify heat or electrify transport – those are the two options tourism operators have to reduce their climate emissions, says Malcolm Johns.
Queenstown Airport Corporation has converted its $100m bank lending facilities to sustainability-linked loans.
The Ticker asks TIA whether operators should be more accountable to its Tourism Sustainability Commitment.
Empowering hospitality entrepreneurs to pursue sustainable practices can help reshape tourism.
Tourism and hospitality businesses from Waiheke Island and Aotea Great Barrier Island have celebrated completing the Taurikura Initiative.
NZ businesses want to do the right thing but face barriers to supporting nature.
The first cohort of tourism businesses to complete the Auckland sustainability programme Taurikura Initiative will be recognised at an event next week.
Qualmark and travel management company Orbit World Travel New Zealand have begun a partnership to highlight and promote sustainable suppliers within the accommodation industry.
Sustainable air passenger journeys and autonomous aerial vehicle integration are two of the key goals in New Zealand’s first Aerospace Strategy.
Japan Airlines is launching a new clothing rental service called Any Wear, Anywhere, which it claims can help reduce aircraft emissions, writes EcoWatch’s Cristen Hemingway Jaynes for the World Economic Forum.
The new team will be funded from the IVL and will help regions address tourism pressures.
BEIA’s boss on pushing sustainability at this week’s MEETINGS, including an effort to become a net carbon zero certified event.
The government and Air NZ are investing $2.265m into accelerating the rollout of sustainable aviation fuel and developing a potential production facility in New Zealand.
The 15th annual Climate Change and Business Conference is returning to the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland this year.
The 21st year of the annual awards will recognise business, local government, social enterprise and individuals for their sustainability achievements.
Mackenzie Tourism and Tourism Industry Aotearoa are holding a tourism sustainability workshop for businesses in Timaru this month.
Auckland Airport is turning off natural gas in favour of electricity for its air conditioning systems.
The Sustainable Business Council and Climate Leaders Coalition want to see New Zealand’s political parties commit to decarbonising aviation for the benefit of New Zealand, its economy and exports.
Booking.com says rising living costs and climate anxiety are driving demand for more budget and planet-friendly options.
Carbon-zero, predator trapping, kiwi protection and a business are all in a decade’s work for Franz Josef Wilderness Tours.
Business Events Industry Aotearoa’s 27th MEETINGS event in Wellington has committed to achieving Toitū net carbon zero certification.
The region’s new destination management plan is heralded as a “milestone”.
Tourism Bay of Plenty has kicked off the first The Green Room sustainability programme for the year in Ōhope, with 18 organisations taking part.
The country’s electric vehicle charging network is set for a boost under the government’s first EV charging strategy.
The Sustainable Business Network is leading the charge in helping companies assess the sustainability of their businesses with the launch of a free online toolbox.
Consumers are highlighting the value they place on protecting nature and travelling responsibly, says the WTTC.
Wellington Airport has achieved Level 2 Certification from the global Airport Carbon Accreditation programme for its carbon emission management and reduction efforts.
Carbon offsetting and the production of a lot more sustainable aviation fuel will be critical to achieving the industry’s goal.
Operators must be more ambitious, collaborate to create greener packages, and bring employees in on the mission to help build a better sector.
More than 2,600 accommodation providers in New Zealand are participating in Booking.com’s Travel Sustainable programme.
Queenstown Lakes District is aiming to make the destination’s tourism industry the first to carbon-zero by 2030 but is yet to reveal details of how it will achieve the ambitious target.
The tourism minister says success in the sector in NZ is not about visitor numbers.
Carbon-neutral room rates will allow guests to offset their stay through a programme delivered by CarbonClick.
While sustainable travel is the next step in the evolution of tourism, the way consumers talk about it and what they actually do about can be very different.
We must do all we can to ensure visitors feel good about their choice to travel to NZ, says TIA’s CEO.
Cruise lines are preparing for an industry-wide switch to shoreside electricity as part of a commitment by Cruise Lines International Association ocean-going members to pursue net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
The programme took participants through their environmental, cultural, social, and economic sustainability journeys.
In a series of profiles leading up to Thursday’s events, the Ticker talks to The Landing, a finalist in the Conservation Award and Environment Award categories.
The airline unveils its Mission Next Generation Aircraft accelerator programme, which it says will help it achieve its green goals.
The airline’s emissions are rising again following two years of consecutive drops due to the pandemic’s impacts on aviation.
About 12,000 food lovers and 250 vendors are expected at this year’s Kāpiti Food Fair in December – and a plan is underway to ensure sustainability is a top priority.
Wellington Airport has been ranked third in the world for sustainability in the 2022 GRESB Infrastructure Asset Benchmark Report.