100% Pure Tourism – Sarah Bennett [RNZ, 08/12/20]
New book 100% Pure Future, New Zealand Tourism Renewed looks at tourism through an environmental lens and suggests a re-set to holidaying in New Zealand. It asks if the cost of the tourism industry is too high, with the pandemic providing an opportunity to consider radical change, particularly around freedom camping, reducing travelers’ carbon footprint and “icon bagging”.
It’s a volume of nine essays describing a more sustainable form of tourism, what the barriers to this are and imagining how they could be overcome.
Kathryn Ryan speaks with the book’s editor, travel writer Sarah Bennett.