Announcement: Stories of Active Hope short course + 10,000 downloads!
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
5M ago
Thank you to our wonderful listeners for 10,000 downloads on the GOOD Awaits podcast!    The "Stories of Active Hope" short course is starting on October 19th 2023, register here.  Watch the video version of the course overview here. Stories of Active Hope is a collaborative project from The Centre for GOOD Travel and The Tourism CoLab. We're so grateful for the support and generosity of Dianne Dredge and The Tourism CoLab for inviting us to collaborate on this programme. Learn more about the CoLab's work here.    More about our evolution and becoming The Centre for GO ..read more
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Tourism’s Interconnectedness: Regenerative Food Systems - Part 3 with Nate Smith
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
1y ago
In our third episode of three exploring how tourism can support regenerative food systems, we’re thrilled to bring you our conversation with Nate Smith of Gravity Fishing, a man who is a force of nature! Nate was concerned that no one else was doing anything about the extractive fishing industry in Aotearoa and took action to transform the industry, while also using food tourism to reconnect his guests with nature.    Nate speaks to many of the topics we’ve discussed this second season of GOOD Awaits: the power of stories in reshaping our guiding narrative, returning to old ways of k ..read more
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Tourism’s Interconnectedness: Regenerative Food Systems Part 2 - with Amie Young and Kaai Silbery
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
1y ago
As we continue to explore tourism’s purpose in a VUCA world, and how tourism can add value and capability to other systems, this is the second of three episodes exploring how tourism can support regenerative food systems, local food resiliency, and help shape local food stories. Both guests in this episode work at a systems level - utilising food related stories and experiences to deepen visitors’ connections to place, whilst adding value to local food and biodiversity systems.  We speak to Amie Young, Destination Development Manager at Great South, the Regional Development Agency for Sou ..read more
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Technology Innovations in Tourism - with Michael Nees
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
1y ago
As we continue to challenge our current mindset about the definition of tourism, and what it has the potential to be, we seek guests who have boldly taken action in new and exciting directions to explore alternative tourism models. In this episode we talk with Michael Nees, an inbound tour operator who is exploring the possibilities and potential of technology to create innovative and immersive tourism experiences. Michael has developed a range of Virtual Journeys that are so much more than just a video - they are an immersive experience for the senses and the closest thing to really being the ..read more
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Destination Management for Regenerative Tourism - Part 2
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
1y ago
This episode is the second in a two part mini series, with this episode focusing on two regions who share the community engagement processes they’re going through to develop their destination management plans.  As destinations globally are starting to think about a regenerative approach to destination management, we’re honoured to share the journey that Aotearoa New Zealand’s 31 Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) initiated during the pause of the pandemic. At the request of the NZ government, and with the support of government funding, New Zealand’s RTOs have engaged in destination man ..read more
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Destination Management for Regenerative Tourism - Part 1
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
1y ago
As destinations globally are starting to think about a regenerative approach to destination management, we’re honoured to share the journey that Aotearoa New Zealand’s 31 Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs) initiated during the pause of the pandemic. At the request of the NZ government, and with the support of government funding, New Zealand’s RTOs have engaged in destination management planning and many have begun the journey towards a  regenerative approach to tourism.    This episode is the first in a two part mini series, with this episode focusing on a national perspectiv ..read more
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Designing the Future of Hospitality - with The Regeneration Collection
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
1y ago
In these urgent times, we need courage and new thinking to explore tourism’s potential to regenerate places. The Regeneration Collection, founded by Christiaan Uittenbosch and Peter Heule in Amsterdam, is an exciting international event for Bachelors students in Hospitality, Conservation & Architecture that focuses on regenerative design for hospitality concepts. A core purpose of The Regeneration Collection is to encourage, support, and stimulate young people to become changemakers.  We spoke with Christiaan and the two teams who participated in the 2022 pilot event. The enthusiasm ..read more
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Encouraging Life to Thrive - with Brian Megaw
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
1y ago
It takes courage to reflect on questions about the purpose of our lives, our businesses, and what impact we want to make during our lifetime. Brian Megaw shares openly about his process of learning to notice his shifting engagement with his business and his questioning of the meaning and purpose of his business during the opportunistic pause of the pandemic. He outlines the steps he took and how, together with his family, they have transformed and revitalised River Valley Lodge into a business with holistic management principles at the heart. Brian also cautions against trying to quantify rege ..read more
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Tourism’s Challenges in a VUCA World - with Susanne Becken
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
1y ago
Talking tourism in a VUCA world requires us to have challenging conversations, and this conversation with Susanne Becken was certainly that. If we’re to create a different future together, that means talking about low-carbon travel, predatory delay, unsustainable bounce back and fast-growth models, the need for a clear cohesive national strategy, ongoing regional support, and innovative business models that are truly sustainable in the face of future challenges.  We dive in to all these challenges and more in this honest and broad-ranging conversation with Susanne. Despite the monumental ..read more
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Storytelling in a VUCA world - with Alina Siegfried and JoAnna Haugen
GOOD Awaits
by GOOD Awaits
1y ago
"We can’t have a different future if we can’t imagine it first”  Whether we’re conscious of it or not, how we live, work, play - and travel - is all informed by the stories we tell ourselves, by the narratives we continue to uphold. We are all storytellers, and the stories we tell and how we tell them matter.  Join us in this two part episode on storytelling in a VUCA world. Our guest for part one is Alina Siegfried who guides us in exploring a new story for humanity, and new myths and narratives for a different future that we can all create together.  In part two, we’re joined ..read more
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