Sustainable Holidaying – with James Higham

This show is the first in a series of five shows about sustainability issues around travelling and holidays.

The reason is a bit of a selfish one on my part. In early December 2015 I will be heading off on a big adventure – travelling back to Northern Ireland solely by land and sea using relatively low carbon methods, where possible. So lately I am finding out as much as I can about sustainable travel options – hitching, travelling by freighter, the carbon emissions of various transport options.

In this show, I talk to Professor James Higham about the big picture of Sustainable Holidays. We chat about some of the impacts of international travel, about James’ research studying travel actions and attitudes, and how we can travel more sustainably. This show is about how we can have a great holiday that’s kinder to the planet.

James is a Professor specializing in tourism and environmental change in the Department of Tourism at the University of Otago. He also has a number of other roles including being a visiting Professor of Sustainable Tourism at the University of Stavanger (Norway), and a number of editorial positions with scientific journals including his role as Associate Editor of the Journal of Sport & Tourism.

To listen to this programme about Sustainable Holidaying please click on

For more information –

This programme was originally broadcast on  the  19th November 2015 with the help of Otago Access Radio 105.4FM and is supported by Sustainable Dunedin City. The radio show Eco Living in Action is hosted by Maureen Howard, a Sustainability Educator and Facilitator.

James Higham

James Higham



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