Published on : Thursday, August 17, 2017
TIA is whole-heartedly supporting New Zealand’s Local Government and their proposal for better management of our flora and fauna, released today.
To quote Chris Roberts, TIA Chief Executive, “New Zealand’s natural environment is our most important tourism product. It’s the main reason why international visitors come here, it’s important to domestic travel and it supports thousands of tourism businesses.”
“LGNZ’s recommendations lay out practical suggestions for better management of our native biodiversity that would complement the work done by the Department of Conservation. Local government has an important role to play in creating a positive environment for tourism to flourish and create benefits for their local communities. We support LGNZ’s efforts to tackle the biodiversity challenge.”
TIA’s Tourism Election Manifesto, Tourism for Tomorrow, requests the Incoming Government to show and take stern promise in protecting the environment, and identifying its significance in the tourism sector. Side by side, it looks for Government support to achieve the goal of environment for the tourism industry along with social and economic sustainability via effectual policy and regulatory settings.