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Booking.com attracts 2.6k sustainable Kiwi accom providers
2 Dec 2022  

Booking.com attracts 2.6k sustainable Kiwi accom providers

More than 2,600 accommodation providers in New Zealand are participating in Booking.com’s Travel Sustainable programme.


Queenstown Lakes aims for carbon-zero tourism industry by 2030
24 Nov 2022  

Queenstown Lakes aims for carbon-zero tourism industry by 2030

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.


Nash rejects visitor caps, looks to Milford as tourism ‘test’
22 Nov 2022   /

Nash rejects visitor caps, looks to Milford as tourism ‘test’

The tourism minister says success in the sector in NZ is not about visitor numbers.


Scenic Hotels launches NZ’s first ‘sustainable stays’
21 Nov 2022   /

Scenic Hotels launches NZ’s first ‘sustainable stays’

Carbon-neutral room rates will allow guests to offset their stay through a programme delivered by CarbonClick.


Perspectives: The promise and challenges of sustainable travel products
15 Nov 2022   /

Perspectives: The promise and challenges of sustainable travel products

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.


Summit 2022: Workforce shortage, climate challenge priorities for tourism – Ingram
10 Nov 2022   /

Summit 2022: Workforce shortage, climate challenge priorities for tourism – Ingram

We must do all we can to ensure visitors feel good about their choice to travel to NZ, says TIA’s CEO.


Cruise set to plug in as part of net-zero commitment – CLIA
10 Nov 2022   /

Cruise set to plug in as part of net-zero commitment – CLIA

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.


Capital operators wrap up sustainable tourism programme
8 Nov 2022   /

Capital operators wrap up sustainable tourism programme

The programme took participants through their environmental, cultural, social, and economic sustainability journeys.


NZ Tourism Awards: The lay of The Landing’s sustainability focus
7 Nov 2022   /

NZ Tourism Awards: The lay of The Landing’s sustainability focus

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.


Air NZ targets 2026 for first commercial zero emission demo flight
4 Nov 2022   /

Air NZ targets 2026 for first commercial zero emission demo flight

The airline unveils its Mission Next Generation Aircraft accelerator programme, which it says will help it achieve its green goals.


Air NZ emissions increase 13% but remain down on pre-Covid levels
27 Oct 2022   /

Air NZ emissions increase 13% but remain down on pre-Covid levels

The airline’s emissions are rising again following two years of consecutive drops due to the pandemic’s impacts on aviation.


Kāpiti Food Fair a sustainable affair for 12k visitors
25 Oct 2022   /

Kāpiti Food Fair a sustainable affair for 12k visitors

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 ranked third worldwide for sustainability
20 Oct 2022   /

Wellington Airport ranked third worldwide for sustainability

Wellington Airport has been ranked third in the world for sustainability in the 2022 GRESB Infrastructure Asset Benchmark Report.


Sudima Hotels gets $100m green boost for ESG initiatives
11 Oct 2022   /

Sudima Hotels gets $100m green boost for ESG initiatives

The facility will help the operator reduce emissions and improve sustainability across its hotels.


Ten principles for sustainable destinations – World Economic Forum
4 Oct 2022   /

Ten principles for sustainable destinations – World Economic Forum

Monitoring sustainability and visitor empowerment are among the World Economic Forum’s new recommendations on tourism development.


Southern Travelnet achieves Toitū Carbonreduce certification
6 Sep 2022   /

Southern Travelnet achieves Toitū Carbonreduce certification

Inbound tour operator Southern Travelnet has been named a Toitū Carbonreduce Certified Organisation.


Time to build tourism bridges that reconnect with nature – Becken
30 Aug 2022   /

Time to build tourism bridges that reconnect with nature – Becken

Businesses need to rethink their products and offer an immersion experience that connects people with nature and puts regenerative tourism first.


Backpackers can be regenerative tourism pioneers – TIA’s Ingram
26 Aug 2022   /

Backpackers can be regenerative tourism pioneers – TIA’s Ingram

Young travellers can lead the way to a more sustainable sector.


More sustainable tourism offerings needed in Pacific – govt
22 Aug 2022   /

More sustainable tourism offerings needed in Pacific – govt

The development of more sustainability-focused tourism offerings in Pacific nations is amongst the options being considered by the government in its International Climate Finance Strategy.


Ziptrek honoured to win sustainability award
16 Aug 2022   /

Ziptrek honoured to win sustainability award

Ziptrek Ecotours says it is honoured to have won the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s award for the New Sustainability Initiative.


First cohort of TBOP’s green initiative graduates
4 Aug 2022   /

First cohort of TBOP’s green initiative graduates

The first cohort from TBOP’s Green Room Programme graduates after an intensive 12-weeks helped participants reduce, reuse and recycle.


Shuttle operator scores sustainability silver
21 Jun 2022   /

Shuttle operator scores sustainability silver

NZ Look Shuttles has been awarded a Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award from Qualmark.


Air NZ taps Countdown’s Kiri Hannifin to lead sustainability drive
7 Jun 2022   /

Air NZ taps Countdown’s Kiri Hannifin to lead sustainability drive

The public face of the supermarket group will take on a newly-created role to help address the airline’s environmental impact.


NZ’s tourism emissions halve in 2020 – Stats NZ
27 May 2022   /

NZ’s tourism emissions halve in 2020 – Stats NZ

The most significant reduction in emissions was in air and space transport.


“The future will not look like the past” – TIA’s Ingram opens TRENZ Hui
26 May 2022   /

“The future will not look like the past” – TIA’s Ingram opens TRENZ Hui

TIA’s CEO calls on industry to focus on regenerative tourism on the path to recovery.


Destination Coromandel launches sustainability programme
19 May 2022   /

Destination Coromandel launches sustainability programme

Destination Coromandel has launched a regional industry-wide sustainability programme to help 200 businesses to reduce their environmental impact.


More EVs, cycling, greener public transport in govt’s emissions plan
17 May 2022   /

More EVs, cycling, greener public transport in govt’s emissions plan

Possible congestion charges and reduced reliance on inter-regional aviation have been proposed in a $1.2bn shakeup of transport.


TBOP launches sustainability programme with TIA
16 May 2022   /

TBOP launches sustainability programme with TIA

The programme shows participants how to achieve the knowledge, skills, and confidence to actively pursue zero carbon and regenerative goals.


$6m up for grabs for green transport
2 May 2022   /

$6m up for grabs for green transport

Up to $6m funding is available for projects that will help to decarbonise New Zealand’s transport sector, as part of the government’s Low Energy Transport Fund.


Sustainable travel provides opportunities for industry – report
26 Apr 2022   /

Sustainable travel provides opportunities for industry – report

Industry should create more sustainable options and make information more transparent for travellers, says Booking.com.


Fox Glacier Guiding breaks ice on carbon zero ambitions
22 Apr 2022   /

Fox Glacier Guiding breaks ice on carbon zero ambitions

The effort highlights the need for operators working in vulnerable environments to become more sustainable.


Christchurch Airport “climate positive”
21 Apr 2022   /

Christchurch Airport “climate positive”

Christchurch Airport says it has achieved climate positive operations in a “milestone” achievement, following its Airport Carbon Accreditation Level 4 in 2020.


Govt updates emissions guide for organisations
21 Apr 2022   /

Govt updates emissions guide for organisations

The Ministry for the Environment has released an updated guide on emissions measurement and reporting for organisations.


NZ Circular Economy Directory launches
12 Apr 2022  

NZ Circular Economy Directory launches

The Sustainable Business Network has launched a new online business-to-business Circular Economy Directory, enabling organisations to find innovative products and services.


Solo travellers, millennials most likely to offset carbon emissions – Webjet
6 Apr 2022   /

Solo travellers, millennials most likely to offset carbon emissions – Webjet

Solo travellers and millennials are the most likely to opt into carbon offset from their travels, according to new research from Webjet.


Te Pae achieves Qualmark gold sustainability award
1 Apr 2022   / / /

Te Pae achieves Qualmark gold sustainability award

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has received a Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award from Qualmark.


Wednesday Letter: As borders open, will NZ’s aviation emissions take off again?
30 Mar 2022  

Wednesday Letter: As borders open, will NZ’s aviation emissions take off again?

Flying must not return to pre-pandemic levels, writes Massey University’s Robert McLachlan.


Luxury fly fishing retreat achieves NZ-first accom B Corp
22 Mar 2022   /

Luxury fly fishing retreat achieves NZ-first accom B Corp

Owen River Lodge has become the first NZ accommodation provider to achieve the B Corp certification.


Sanctuary Mountain wins sustainability award
14 Mar 2022   /

Sanctuary Mountain wins sustainability award

Sanctuary Mountain Maungatautari has won the Social & Environmental Sustainability Award at the annual Waikato Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.


A better tourism tomorrow? Tourwriter launches a ‘Better Travel Manifesto’
3 Mar 2022   /

A better tourism tomorrow? Tourwriter launches a ‘Better Travel Manifesto’

Online travel itinerary platform Tourwriter has launched a Better Travel Manifesto, aimed at encouraging the travel industry to consider its role in a sustainable future for tourism.


Intrepid recertifies B Corp status
21 Jan 2022   /

Intrepid recertifies B Corp status

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Hawke’s Bay Airport secures $23m green loan
2 Nov 2021   /

Hawke’s Bay Airport secures $23m green loan

It is ASB’s first sustainability linked loan, and comes with environmental, social and governance targets for the airport.


Christchurch Airport, Zealandia finalists in sustainability awards
13 Aug 2021   /

Christchurch Airport, Zealandia finalists in sustainability awards

Christchurch International Airport and its chief executive Malcolm Johns have been named finalists in the 2021 Sustainable Business Awards.


Capital course for a dozen operators on pilot programme
30 Jul 2021  

Capital course for a dozen operators on pilot programme

A dozen Wellington tourism businesses have been picked to take part in a pilot sustainability programme.


WellingtonNZ appoints TIA for sustainability programme
14 Jul 2021   /

WellingtonNZ appoints TIA for sustainability programme

WellingtonNZ aims to share lessons learned from programme with rest of New Zealand after pilot complete.


EcoZip donates $8k for native tree planting
22 Jun 2021  

EcoZip donates $8k for native tree planting

Waiheke’s EcoZip Adventures has contributed $8000 towards the purchase of 1400 native trees for planting in seven wetland areas across the island.


Ara signs up to Tourism Sustainability Commitment
19 Apr 2021   /

Ara signs up to Tourism Sustainability Commitment

In line with components in tertiary educational provider’s hospitality and tourism programmes.


NZ’s tourism sustainability judged – where do we rank?
15 Mar 2021  

NZ’s tourism sustainability judged – where do we rank?

New Zealand is “exemplary in resilience” and “leaders in regenerative tourism”, says a new global report.


WellingtonNZ seeks tourism sustainability supplier
2 Dec 2020  

WellingtonNZ seeks tourism sustainability supplier

WellingtonNZ is seeking a supplier to help the region’s tourism businesses to become carbon neutral.


Christchurch Airport recognised for carbon reduction
25 Nov 2020   /

Christchurch Airport recognised for carbon reduction

Christchurch Airport has become the first airport in the world to achieve the Airports Carbon Accreditation Level 4 certification from Airports Council International.