The GOOD Awaits Podcast is hosted by Debbie Clarke, Founder of New Zealand Awaits, and Josie Major, New Zealand Programme Manager for GOOD Travel. Through thought-provoking, knowledgeable and inspiring conversations with pioneers and practitioners of regenerative tourism in New Zealand, they are discovering what “reimagining” tourism looks like.Listen Now
This guide will support GOOD travellers with moving beyond the bucket list mentality to seek out slower and more meaningful experiences. Next time you travel, don't go for that "must-have" photograph, the stamp in your passport or to tick countries off a list, but rather go with purpose and passion to have a positive impact on the people and places you visit.Download Here
The Go Electric Eco Tour eGuide is a collaboration between Eco Villa and GOOD Travel, in partnership with various businesses. The free online guide book will allow GOOD travellers to explore the central South Island of Aotearoa, New Zealand in an awesome electric vehicle, at their own pace. The guide provides information about where to stay, where to eat, what to do and where to charge.Download Here
Youth make up a large percentage of the global travellers each year and have the potential to transform the tourism industry into a force for GOOD. GOOD Travel Intern, Anna Blackmon, did some research and in this blog post, she shares her finding as well as some helpful tips for youth travellers.
Read our findings of our research project designed to help us better understand what sustainable tourism in New Zealand should look like. We interviewed participants from different sectors of the industry, including university researchers, tourism operators, and industry representatives. The key findings of this research highlight some of the opportunities New Zealand’s tourism industry has to establish ourselves as world leaders in sustainable tourism.Download Here
We worked with Dr Julia Albrecht from the University of Otago to explore the motivations, strategies and impacts related to tourism pledges. What prompted the rise of destination pledges and are they effective? We carried out interviews with 19 experts involved in the development and implementation of destination pledges in Iceland, Palau, Hawai’i, New Zealand and Finland to address these questions.Learn More
We partner with tourism businesses that take pro-environment action: energy and water conservation, waste reduction and recycling, educational programmes on environmental protection, the use of eco-products/services, organic food sources, sustainable farming, wildlife and habitat conservation, donating to an environmental cause and similar.
All our tourism partners proactively support their communities: donating of funds or resources to community projects, training and employment of marginalised groups, training and career advancement opportunities for staff, discounts for marginalised people, providing fair wages and ensuring a safe, discrimination-free working environment for all staff.
Keep it local. Keep it fair. Our economic aim is focused on ensuring that our tourism partners are supporting local business and economy: buying products locally, employing a high percentage of staff from local areas, and ensuring the local economy is benefiting as much as possible from our visit.