Tourism Holdings Limited.
At thl our vision is to sustainably connect millions with personalised local experiences, leveraging our expertise in RVs and tourism globally. Our purpose is simple: to share the adventure of travel.
Tourism Holdings Limited (thl) is New Zealand's premier tourism company. We are listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange under the ticker code thl and are the largest provider of holiday vehicles for rent and sale in Australia and New Zealand under the Maui, Britz, Mighty, KEA Australia and Motek Vehicle Sales brands. In the USA we own and operate the Road Bear RV Rentals and Sales brand. Within New Zealand we operate Kiwi Experience and the Discover Waitomo Group which includes Waitomo Glowworm Caves, Ruakuri Cave, Aranui Cave and The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co. In 2012 thl entered in a joint venture to form RV Manufacturing Group LP, New Zealand's largest motorhome and specialist vehicle manufacturer. RVMG LP has operations both in Auckland and Hamilton.
As a significant participant in the tourism industry we understand the impact we have on the countries in which we operate and the many communities with whom we engage.
We know that a traveler's satisfaction depends on not only taking memories, but also on making positive impacts on communities and environment. Our focus is to continue to offer positive travel experiences in the future that benefit customers, communities and the company.
In action this means that we try and protect the environment and benefit the communities we touch through the experiences we offer, support ethical and fair practices that respect people and are financially rewarding for our crew and shareholders.
What or how does your business contribute to a more sustainable NZ?
Responsible tourism is a logical extension of our vision and reason for being.
To ensure all our actions incorporate this long term view, we are using the Natural Step © framework to review our business plans and strategy. Through the framework we have established 5 core strategic areas that are vital to success of our business, our industry and the society we operate in: emissions, communities, our crew and culture, our industry, and our shareholders.
We also realise our responsibility extends beyond our business and industry and we have joined the Sustainable Business Network in New Zealand to work with them on our common goals.
We are establishing community collaboration projects, actively driving fuel efficiency and are investigating and investing in alternatives to fossil fuel. We are also introducing a stronger focus on educating our customers, crew and co-creators of the impacts around the experiences we offer. This year we will be integrating these non-financial measures into our annual reporting.
Certifications & sustainability programmes
• the Natural Step Framework
• Participant in the SBN EV/Biodiesel project
• Qualmark Silver and gold Certified for our different business brands
• Partnering “Leave No Trace Recreational Vehicle Code of Conduct” (AU)
• Eco Tourism Australia’s Nature Tourism certified (AU)
• All applicable campervans in NZ are Certified Self-contained
• Pro-actively working towards road safety by implementing telematics and alert systems on all our fleet
• Founding member of the Responsible Camping Forum (NZ)
• Founding member of DriveSafe Forum (NZ)
• SAFED driver education for all our Kiwi Experience driver guides