8 Jun 2011

Adventure guidelines for tourism sector

1:29 pm on 8 June 2011

Adventure tourism operators in Canterbury, Marlborough and Wellington are being asked for ideas about new guidelines for the industry.

The guidelines are being developed as part of a Government-led adventure tourism review.

Operators around the country will be invited to attend a series of workshops, starting with one in Christchurch on Wednesday, where they can have their say about what should be included.

Tourism Industry Association's advocacy manager Tim Cossar says the guidelines are aimed at those who fall outside the heavily regulated marine and aviation sectors.

He says it became clear in the Government review that operators required a set of simple guidelines, over and above those provided by the Health and Safety in Employment Act.