For your perfect New Zealand holiday, make sure you look for accommodation and experiences which carry our Qualmark seal.
Whether you're looking for places to stay, things to do or ways to get around, the Qualmark guides you to quality travel experiences. Qualmark qualified businesses can be found across New Zealand. When you see the Qualmark it means that those businesses have been independently assessed against a set of national quality standards.
Whether you're looking for a luxury hotel, a family motel, a budget backpacker, a homely bed & breakfast, a holiday home or a spacious holiday park, the Qualmark identifies quality accommodation suitable for any type of traveller.
Accommodation providers have been assessed as meeting certain cleanliness, comfort and security standards to become part of the Qualmark licensing system. They will offer a range and quality of services appropriate to their star grade.
The star grading and classification system applies to accommodation. The Qualmark gives you details on both the accommodation category and their star grading. When you see a Qualmark Enviro Award logo it identifies their level of environmental performance.
If you're looking for things to do and ways to get around, Qualmark endorsed visitor services, transport and visitor activities are the smartest choice, from abseiling to yachting, art galleries to wilderness walks, to tour buses.
Businesses that carry the Qualmark have been assessed as meeting certain quality standards in facilities, equipment, customer service and more. Qualmark accredited businesses are also assessed on environmental performance. Look for the Qualmark Enviro Award logo for top performers in this area.
Please note that accommodation, activity and other tourism providers have been assessed as meeting certain safety standards. However they have not been assessed in terms of their overall safety compliance and no assurance is given that any particular provider complies with its safety obligations. Users should seek information from the provider concerned.
All tourism businesses with a Qualmark logo have been assessed on their environmental performance; meaning that they have met a set of benchmark criteria and actions. These include the completion of environmental review and action plans, recycling options, and other initiatives.
The Qualmark Enviro Awards recognise those businesses that go beyond the benchmark. By demonstrating a commitment to being the best possible advocate within the community and continuing to minimise their environmental impact and resource usage; they earn the right to display and use an Enviro Gold, Silver or Bronze logo.
For you, recognising top performing Qualmark Enviro businesses is easy. Look for the Enviro Award logos on online listings and in other promotional material such as guide books and brochures. This is part of New Zealand tourism's commitment to looking after New Zealand for future generations to continue to enjoy.
Find out more about Qualmark on www.qualmark.co.nz