Takaroa is committed to helping the businesses and destinations tackle sustainability issues.

The Global Goals


Every quest for sustainability starts with a mission:

Stimulating the spread of tourism in time and space so that the advantages of the still growing market for all stakeholders outweigh the disadvantages and this in the most sustainable way possible.


In addition to our mission, we also commit to the following promise:

Invest 10% of the net profit in projects on both social and environmental sustainability.

Who I am

Peter Henkes

With over 30 years of experience in the tourism industry and a passion for sustainability I am uniquely equipped to help you.

My name is Peter Henkes, with over 30 years of experience in tourism in the Benelux and New Zealand, I am an expert in the field of destination and product development. Over time I have built a large network in the (river) cruise and tour operator sector in Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand. For many international travel and cruise organizations I have contributed to the development of new excursions and new destinations within the Netherlands and Belgium.

I was also regularly asked by suppliers and local authorities how do we get in touch with the right people at the cruise companies; how do we get our destination or our product / company in the cruise program? And cruise companies had the demand for new excursions, new themes and new interesting tourist visits.

In addition, I see a development underway, partly prompted by the Covid pandemic of 2020-2021, that people want to go to smaller-scale destinations, get away from the crowds and are increasingly interested in sustainability.

These two points made me decide to work as an independent consultant. I make my network; knowledge of the cruise and travel industry; and knowledge about sustainability in tourism available to (local) authorities, cruise companies / tour operators and the tourist industry.