13 Dec 2004

New Zealanders encouraged to travel responsibly in the Pacific

4:40 pm on 13 December 2004

New Zealanders going on holiday in the Pacific are being called on to be more responsible.

A Responsible Tourism Code, developed by the NGO group Dev-Zone, calls for people to consider such things as protecting coral reefs, supporting local initiatives and minimising visitor impact.

Dev-Zone's Maria McMillan says the code was developed after extensive consultation with tourism organisations and bodies such as the Pacific Association of Non Government Organisations.