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International recognition for Tourism Sustainability Commitment

December 21, 2021

Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) is New Zealand tourism’s peak industry body. As the only independent association, TIA represents all sectors of our large and diverse tourism industry.

The New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment has won the 2021 Skåli Internation Tourism Award in the Educational Programmes and Media category. The Tourism Sustainability Commitment (TSC) was developed by TIA and aims to see every New Zealand tourism business committed to sustainability. Under the TSC framework, TIA has recently launched the Tourism Carbon Challenge, urging businesses to measure and consider their carbon footprint ahead of New Zealand’s 2050 net zero carbon goal.

TIA is also deeply involved in the recovery and future of tourism in New Zealand, collaborating with regions to encourage and support a regenerative tourism future. The regional programme supports businesses to provide strong community and environmental connections, both sustainably and economically.

Tourism businesses can sign up to the Tourism Sustainability Commitment for free and access support to work towards their twelve key business commitments:

To find out more and sign up, visit the Tourism Sustainability Commitment website. ‌