GOOD Awaits - The Regenerative Tourism New Zealand Podcast
GOOD Awaits - The Regenerative Tourism New Zealand podcast is a platform for the collective discovery of what regenerative tourism means and to prompt discussion around the way tourism is being “reimagined” in Aotearoa New Zealand. The GOOD Awaits podcast is designed for listeners who work in the tourism and hospitality sector, for anyone interested in regenerative practices, and in particular for people who are looking to begin their regenerative tourism journey. It is intended to be accessible and inspiring both for New Zealanders interested in the future of tourism, and for a global audience, acknowledging New Zealand’s leading role in this movement. The GOOD Awaits podcast aims to:
  • Expand regenerative thinking to a wider travel and tourism audience in New Zealand and globally
  • Provide foundational knowledge for communities and operators of what regenerative tourism and regenerative thinking is
  • Provide a platform to elevate the voices of tourism professionals, businesses, communities and regions who are pioneers of regenerative tourism principles and practices, especially indigenous and minority voices
  • Raise questions about the current model of tourism and why we need a paradigm shift to regenerative thinking in tourism
  • Inspire tourism providers and hosts in New Zealand and globally to start this journey towards regenerative practices in their communities
  • Create an engaged community of people who are on this journey together
  • Showcase an emerging model of tourism in New Zealand
The first season of the podcast is in progress, with 10 episodes recorded and over 1400 downloads of the first 8 episodes from over 40 countries. A second season of another 10 episodes is planned to continue these important and inspiring conversations.
Destination Pledges Research: Objectives, Strategies, Implementation
To date, this project has explored destination pledges in Iceland, Palau, Hawai’i, New Zealand and Finland from an organisational perspective. The project has focused on the motivations, strategies and impacts related to these destination pledges. Sixteen semi-structured interviews have been carried out with a total of 19 participants. Participants were high-ranking representatives of organisations involved in developing, managing and implementing activities related to the Icelandic Pledge, the Palau Pledge, the Hawai’I Pono Pledge, Tiaki – Care for New Zealand and the Sustainable Finland Pledge. Please see attached results summary for an overview of initial findings. Please contact the researchers for more details: Dr Julia Albrecht, University of Otago, Eliza Raymond, GOOD Travel,