Tourism

Queenstown-Lakes plans to build low-carbon post-pandemic tourist industry

Greg Hurrell
Mon, 25 Jul 2022

Queenstown-Lakes plans to build low-carbon post-pandemic tourist industry
Queenstown has a plan to keep things spotless. (Image: Getty)
Greg Hurrell
Mon, 25 Jul 2022
The Queenstown-Lakes district wants a carbon-neutral tourist industry eight years from now, as it aims to reinvent the post-pandemic local economy.The draft Tourism for a Better Future destination management plan was released on Friday. It was drawn up by local government and tourism organisations, in consultation with the Department of Conservation and local iwi.The plan is based on the idea of a “regenerative tourist economy” which it defines as one that gives back more than it takes. It says the conventional measures of success i...

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