Travel to a thriving future is Queenstown Lakes’ roadmap to regenerative tourism by 2030. This is an exciting journey that brings opportunities for everyone in the region. Regenerative tourism gives back more than it takes. It goes beyond minimising environmental harm to contribute holistic value that includes social, cultural, environmental, and economic benefits.
Confronting the climate emergency is a powerful enabler of a regenerative economy. Without decarbonisation, there is no hope of achieving regenerative tourism. Decarbonising the district is the first step on the path to regeneration. We have made the commitment to be carbon zero by 2030. The goal of carbon zero is carefully defined to include aviation, both flights into and from the district, and transport within the district. It is also firmly committed to removing carbon and not using offsetting as a solution. This is a hugely ambitious goal, and just one of the ways that we are tackling a regenerative future, we hope you will join us.
The Queenstown Lakes regenerative tourism strategy ‘Travel to a Thriving Future’ is now available to view on the link below. Next stage of the journey it will be presented at the next Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) council meeting on Thursday 9 February 2023, to request endorsement.