Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


A response to the double-edged machete of tourism

14 December 2004

Responsible Tourism Code a response to the “double-edged machete” of tourism

Yesterday afternoon at 4.00pm, Luamanuvoa Winnie Laban, Parliamentary Private Secretary for Overseas Development Assistance and MP for Mana launched a seven point Responsible Tourism Code for the Pacific. The launch was attended by representatives of the tourism industry in New Zealand, non-governmental organisations, the development sector, and government and private sector representatives.

The Code makes a number of suggestions on how tourists to the Pacific Islands can behave responsibly, including protecting the coral, supporting local initiatives, and respecting local customs.

The Code was developed by Dev-Zone, a programme of the Development Resource Centre a non-governmental organisation that informs and educates New Zealanders about global and development issues. The development of the Code involved extensive consultation with the travel industry and Pacific NGOs, and is endorsed by the South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO), and the Pacific Islands Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (PIANGO).

“Tourism is a double-edged machete”, said Ms Laban, talking of how tourism poses both offers opportunities and poses threats to Pacific Island communities. Ms Laban noted the importance of the Code in minimising possible threats of tourism.

The Responsible Tourism website www.responsibletourism.org.nz was launched simultaneously. The website allows New Zealanders to explore a range of different ideas about the interface of tourism and development, with information and resources for both tourists and the tourism/travel industry.

It is anticipated that website users will include the tourism and travel industry, prospective tourists to the Pacific Islands and the general public. Website users are able to download and print the Code for free to use personally or in their promotional material.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

I Sing The Highway Electric: Charge Net NZ To Connect New Zealand

BMW is turning Middle Earth electric after today announcing a substantial contribution to the charging network Charge Net NZ. This landmark partnership will enable Kiwis to drive their electric vehicles (EVs) right across New Zealand through the installation of a fast charging highway stretching from Kaitaia to Invercargill. More>>

ALSO:

Watch This Space: Mahia Rocket Lab Launch Site Officially Opened

Economic Development Minster Steven Joyce today opened New Zealand’s first orbital launch site, Rocket Lab Launch Complex 1, on the Mahia Peninsula on the North Island’s east coast. More>>

Earlier:

Marketing Rocks!
Ig Nobel Award Winners Assess The Personality Of Rocks

A Massey University marketing lecturer has received the 2016 Ig Nobel Prize for economics for a research project that asked university students to describe the “brand personalities” of three rocks. More>>

ALSO:

Nurofen Promotion: Reckitt Benckiser To Plead Guilty To Misleading Ads

Reckitt Benckiser (New Zealand) intends to plead guilty to charges of misleading consumers over the way it promoted a range of Nurofen products, the Commerce Commission says. More>>

ALSO:

Half A Billion Accounts, Including Xtra: Yahoo Confirms Huge Data Breach

The account information may have included names, email addresses, telephone numbers, dates of birth, hashed passwords (the vast majority with bcrypt) and, in some cases, encrypted or unencrypted security questions and answers. More>>

ALSO:

Rural Branches: Westpac To Close 19 Branches, ANZ Looks At 7

Westpac confirms it will close nineteen branches across the country; ANZ closes its Ngaruawahia branch and is consulting on plans to close six more branches; The bank workers union says many of its members are nervous about their futures and asking ... More>>

Interest Rates: RBNZ's Wheeler Keeps OCR At 2%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2 percent and said more easing will be needed to get inflation back within the target band. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news