Dave Bamford 426467 https://www.davebamford.co.nz en-nz Dave Bamford 30 Tourism and Conservation work together at the Timber Trail https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/815931 Chris Roberts, chief executive of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, recently enjoyed a stay at the Timber Trail Lodge and discusses how it is an example of how tourism and conservation can work together 005, 31 Jan 2019 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/815931 Caring for New Zealand as tourism grows https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/791180 Tourism to New Zealand has taken off with international visitor and domestic tourism numbers continuing to grow. More than ever we need to consider how we manage the impacts sustainably. 023, 3 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/791180 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/791179 023, 3 Jun 2018 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/791179 National Park General Policy and Sustainable Tourism https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/773425 With New Zealand’s General Policy for National Parks being reviewed by the New Zealand Conservation Authority, it is timely to reflect on the increasing cultural, social and environmental impacts of tourism on our special natural places. 005, 28 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/773425 Finally the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is being managed https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/763832 The improved management example that DOC and iwi have established at the Tongariro Alpine Crossing for the 2017-18 summer season is timely and great. It has the potential to lessen the negative social, environmental, cultural and economic impacts of on Tongariro National Park as well as improve the experience for TAC visitors. 043, 27 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/763832 Stop the chatter: Government must step up https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/721796 In this blog I discuss why I think we should stop talking and start managing the effects of the growth in New Zealand tourism and why I believe the government needs to show long-term strategic leadership in developing a funding model to support those dealing with the pressures on the tourism resources. 009, 1 Mar 2017 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/721796 Privatising our great walks, funding National Park tourism infrastructure and more https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/710971 In this blog I consider the report released this week and its potential impacts and benefits on how we manage the growing tourism sector in our small tourism towns and villages, and the tourism hotspots in our national parks. 051, 11 Dec 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/710971 National Parks - what are the trends and what are the options for management? https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/705553 The recent Sustainable Summits Conference in Aoraki/Mount Cook was an opportunity to hear the thoughts of speakers from New Zealand and around the world about the effects of tourism in protected areas and share ideas for future management. 045, 4 Nov 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/705553 Rocket Tourism – is it on the launch pad for New Zealand? https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/699567 I was privileged to attend the recent opening of the Rocket Lab launch site on the Mahia Peninsula. In this blog I look at some of the opportunities and benefits this exciting new venture brings to the region 040, 29 Sep 2016 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/699567 Lessons learned from innovative tourism start-ups https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/686766 As part of a recent project, I have been reviewing a number of tourism start ups I have been involved with in more than 30 years of advising on tourism development. 030, 23 Jul 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/686766 A change of mind over charging for access to national parks https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/680266 After years of vocalising my firm belief in the right to freely access New Zealand's public conservation land, and all it offers, I've changed my mind. 023, 1 Jun 2016 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/680266 Sustainable Summits Conference- NZ to host 2016 Conference at Aoraki Mount Cook National Park https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/644081 In August 2014 I attended the second international Sustainable Summits Conference in Colorado, USA. 043, 24 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/644081 Queenstown Winter Games NZ https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/641333 Just back from a wonderful 2 weeks volunteering for the Winter Games NZ 042, 12 Oct 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/641333 Safety in the mountains of Nepal https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/627215 Nights with Bryan Crump on Radio NZ National - interview on 27 July 031, 27 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/627215 Review of Nepal's Tourism Safety https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/626160 Update and findings from my recent assignment to Nepal 030, 20 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/626160 Nepal After the Quakes https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/625154 Two weeks in Nepal - here's a brief update on what I've found so far after the earthquakes 029, 15 Jul 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/625154 Welcome to Dave Bamford's new website https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619325 Dave Bamford's now an independent tourism and project advisor, stepping away from TRC Tourism after 30 successful years on the job around the globe. 026, 25 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619325 After the Earthquakes: Nepal Mountain Safety for Tourism https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619291 Off to support Nepal's efforts to restart their trekking industry with a focus on the Manang-Annapurna mountain region. 025, 17 Jun 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619291 Beyond the Gorilla Experience in Rwanda https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619247 Rwandan tourism entrepreneurs - it's a great future. 016, 17 Apr 2015 00:00:00 +1200 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619247 Te Mata Park, Hawkes Bay, NZ https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619286 What happens when a great plan could become a monumental liability. 012, 17 Mar 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619286 Timber Trail Lodge https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619241 A good night's sleep is just part of this exciting new tourist venture in the central North Island. 008, 17 Feb 2015 00:00:00 +1300 https://www.davebamford.co.nz/blog/619241