Tourism and climate change - how will tourism be in the future

Published on 16/06/2022 at 2:21 pm.

Up to 2019, Aotearoa New Zealand had 3.9 million overseas tourists arriving and travelling through the country mainly using rental cars, campervans, motorhomes, self contained car camping and lessor extent flying.

Yes, Aotearoa New Zealand three 'scenic' long distance passenger train services - the Coastal Pacific, TranzAlpine and the Northern Explorer, pre-planned coach tours, 'scenic' coach services like Great Sights, Awsomenz, etc, with multistop 'point to point' bus and coach services like Skip and InterCity and 'Hop on/hop off' bus touring services like Kiwi Experience, etc for the budget conscious traveler but the predominate travel modes were rental cars, campervans/motorhomes, self contained car camping and flying.

Unfortunately, Aotearoa New Zealand tourism industry operated a dirty tourism industry and due to the lack of forward long term planning, had a major impact on local communities and the environment.

The documentary explores the impact of mass tourism has on communities, their residents, on a country's infrastructure, environment, pollution and the impacts of fossil fuel based emissions -

With Aotearoa New Zealand boarders fully opening from June 2022, is it time for Aotearoa New Zealand to have a sustainable environmentally friendly tourism industry that the prime mode of transport is on a sustainable environmentally friendly, easy to use, 'stop to stop' national integrated national passenger transport network connecting many of Aotearoa New Zealand unique tourism destinations and attractions across the country's 3 islands being the North Island, South Island and Stewart Island.

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