Prince Harry launches eco-travel initiative with holiday raters scoring his 2018 New Zealand trip

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  • Prince Harry wants to know how your holiday would rate you.
  • The royal announced a new eco-travel initiative inspired by Maori values, which he learned about during trips to New Zealand.
  • Along with the initiative announcement came a funny skit in which Harry is badgered by holiday raters while out for a jog.


What would your holiday rate you?

This is the question Prince Harry is asking with his new eco-travel initiative by Travalyst – "a global initiative led by The Duke of Sussex in partnership with Booking.com, Expedia Group, Google, Skyscanner, Trip.com, Tripadvisor, and Visa."

The campaign is inspired by Maori kaitiakitanga (guardianship and protection) and manaakitanga (love and compassion), which he learned about during trips to New Zealand.

It was first announced on Maori Television's current affairs programme Te Ao with Moana.

According to the announcement, the initiative works to identify and bring about systemic changes needed for sustainable travel.

"I've been to Aotearoa a number of times throughout my life, and I've always felt a deep connection and respect toward the Maori people who make me feel so welcome every time," Prince Harry said on Te Ao with Moana.

"The Maori culture inherently understands sustainable practices and taking better care of our life-giving land, which are critical lessons we can all learn. That is why I'm here with you on Te Ao [with] Moana to share a new kaupapa."

WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT HERE:

Along with the announcement, Travalyst released a skit in which Prince Harry enacts what could happen if our holiday rated us.

The video shows the royal out for a jog when he is stalked and stopped by an Aotearoa New Zealand trip rater (New Zealand actor Rhys Darby). 

What follows is an awkward interaction in which the Duke of Sussex is confused with a "Harry Styley" and rated for his 2018 visit with his wife, Meghan Markle.

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE:

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