It’s the time of year where we get a few minutes to focus on developing our tour business, when the number of visitors to Hawkes Bay has cooled down a bit and we can take a long deep breath. One of the things we are often asking ourselves is “what more can we be doing for the sustainability of our industry and its impact on the environment”?
Each year we tend to make gradual improvements as we learn and grow. This year, through the Tourism Industry Aotearoa we have become aware of their initiative to drive every tourism business in New Zealand to be sustainable by 2025. Quite a big hairy audacious goal, which we think is exactly what is needed to drive the industry forward. So, “where do we sign?” we thought!
The Tourism Sustainability Commitment aims to see that economic, environmental and social sustainability becomes a genuine ethical practice that is embedded in our industry for good. As part of this there are 14 Commitments that Prinsy’s Tours has agreed to live by as we move forward.
We have a genuine belief that our industry can help to shape a sustainable future for New Zealand, allowing our industry, people and environment to thrive. Naturally this will pay off because it means we can continue to do what we love – showing our beautiful country off to the rest of the world!
We invite you to join us on a wine tour, rural tour or something more exclusive and hear our first-hand stories about the environment and vibrant region we enjoy every day. Our groups are kept small to enhance your experience and we pride ourselves not only on exceeding guests’ expectations, but also leaving only footprints.
Hamish & Diane
Hamish & Diane Prins
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