We are pleased to let you know we have recently achieved the Qualmark Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award. The criteria for the Sustainable Tourism Award align nicely with many of our existing practices and values, so we were chuffed to gain this stamp of approval from New Zealand tourism’s official mark of quality.
Qualmark aims to acknowledge high-performing businesses that are delivering a holistic, mindful and sustainable approach. They describe a Silver Award as:
“Evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Proactive leadership and management ensure that a culture of high performance is evident throughout the entire business. The business will have a real focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to ensure the tourism product they deliver is a genuine, constantly improving sustainable experience.”
The Award gave us an opportunity to look at our business with fresh eyes and consider four key areas:
- Environment and culture
- Social and people
- Health, safety and wellness
- Economic performance
Read more about some of the initiatives that contributed to our award here.