In recent years, travellers across the globe have shown a keen interest in how to indulge their love of travel while also travelling in a more sustainable or ‘greener’ fashion.
That said, if there’s one positive to come out of the coronavirus pandemic, it’s this: the environment has shown many signs of recovery from our break in activity. Planes have been grounded, trains have come to a halt, and cars are missing from the road. All of this inaction has lowered the world’s carbon footprint, and travellers want to help minimise their damage when travel resumes.
In comparison to most international destinations, travel within the proposed trans-Tasman travel bubble requires a relatively short flight. This results in travellers supporting the push for greener tourism by generating a lower carbon footprint while still fulfilling their love of travel.
New Zealand also has some of the world’s best natural and protected landscapes, and because of this, has supported and promoted greener tourism for years. To help reduce the stress placed on its natural resources and areas of interest, limitations on how many people can be at many attractions and places at any one time were in place prior to COVID-19 regulations.
So, if you’re visiting New Zealand once borders open, why not ask the local guides and travel experts about their sustainable tourism industry? You may even be able to apply their green travel tips to future getaways beyond the proposed trans-Tasman travel bubble.