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The New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment aims to see every New Zealand tourism business committed to sustainability by 2025.


The Bed & Breakfast Association is excited to be part of the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment created by Tourism Industry Aotearoa.   

The Association has adopted the Tourism Sustainability Commitment.  Sustainability is about creating a viable sustainable future for our businesses, communities, environment and ourselves.

Here we work with Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) to create hosted accommodation specific actions to help you work towards achieving the Tourism Sustainability Commitment (TSC).  We hope to provide our members with industry specific information you need create your own sustainable hosted accommodation business.

To see the full New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment - click here.

If you're just starting on your sustainability journey you may want to watch our webinar run by Megan Williams, TIA's sustainability advocate - click here


What's Involved?

Whats involved

The Tourism Sustainability Commitment consists of 4 Elements containing a set of 12 Commitments. 



The goal is to ensure all host accommodation businesses:

  • Have a sustainability plan with goals for all twelve Commitments
  • Make measurable progress towards these goals
  • Embed sustainability into their business systems, processes and plans
  • Provide an annual update on progress (by responding to a TIA survey)
  • Communicate with communities and visitors about their sustainability efforts

Businesses are not expected to do this alone. TIA have Sustainability Advocates available to support you. The TSC is set up to provide support and guidance to make at least some sustainability actions easy and achievable. We also encourage collaboration within regions and sector groups, to tackle some of the Commitments together.

It all makes a difference.  And many, if not all, of the actions make good business sense, resulting in cost savings and more efficiently run businesses.

The important thing


Make a start today

Make a start


Sign up to the New Zealand Tourism Sustainability Commitment

Signing up will help keep you focussed and committed on your journey towards a sustainable future.

Sign up


Download the Tourism-sustainability-action-plan-2020  - A downloadable Word template designed to help you make a prioritised Action Plan for your sustainability activities.



Then complete the Sustainability Tourism-sustainability-action-plan-2020  with the actions you are already doing;



Choose an action and make a start on the actions you aren't doing!



The Tourism-sustainability-action-plan-2020 is a tool to enable you to keep track of what you are doing now; the actions you plan to take and what you could possibly do better. You can completely in whatever way is most comfortable for you - hand written notes, typed or formatted into a fancy poster!

We've pulled together recommendations, documents and information to specifically support hosted accommodation businesses complete the Tourism Industry Sustainability Commitment.  You can find these in each section of the Commitments.  Further recommendations, tools and resources are available at Sustainable Tourism.

Click on each of the Commitments to find further information to help you.

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Have suggestions for our members?

We'd love to hear them!  Email our Association Secretary so she can share your suggestions with our members. 


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