Queenstown adventure tourism on agenda

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The quest to improve adventure tourism safety continues in Queenstown with a special industry workshop.

Tourism Industry Association New Zealand and Outdoors NZ hosts a session tonight (Wednesday) to get feedback from thrill-based businesses around the country on what they want to see included in a new generic guide to operational safety practices.

The guide is one of the recommendations from the Government-led review of safety in the adventure tourism and outdoor commercial sectors. It’s expected to cover crisis planning, staff rostering, developing safety operating procedures, communications and legislative obligations.

The Government review was triggered by Englishman Chris Jordan, after his daughter Emily died while river boarding on the Kawarau River three years ago.

It’s understood operators will discuss advice which should be given to start-up businesses at tonight’s not-for-public session.