Well done Whale Watch
"Kaikoura tourism operator Whale Watch has been handed the Supreme Award at this year's Responsible Tourism Awards in London.
It was declared the overall winner for developing a tourism initiative from the ground up. The awards honour operators across the world that seek to ensure that local communities and environments benefit from tourism as much as possible."This really is a good operation and initiative - sure it's not perfect but it is an ecofriendly, ecocultural tourism icon now and we should be proud of it and it's achievements.
I'd like to see us replicate this around Te Wai Pounamu - let's use this award to grow our businesses in an ecocultural-conservation way. We have the model, we have the island, we have the people - we just need the plan and the will to do it.