January 21, 2019
Māori tourism gets top guidance
NZ Māori Tourism is reaching for the heights, bringing the sons of Tenzing Norgay Sherpa to meet iwi and share their experience of the opportunities and challenges that arise with tourism.
Tenzing Norgay shared the honour with Sir Edmund Hillary of being the first to successfully scale Chomolungma (Mt. Everest).
Norbu Tenzing is the Vice President of the American Himalayan Foundation which supports education, healthcare and cultural and environmental preservation throughout the Himalaya, while Dhamey Tenzing Norgay operates an adventure travel company, The Noble Traveller, in Bhutan.
They will be hosted by Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu, Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Ngāti Rangi, and Ngāti Ruanui.
Māori Tourism chief executive Pania Tyson-Nathan says it an incredible opportunity to share experiences about how Māori might engage in tourism ventures that uphold the mana of their mountains, while also highlighting the importance of the Tiaki Promise to encourage all travellers of our country to act as guardians.
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