Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, providing a trusted guide to quality travel experiences. This is an independent quality audit process conducted by a joint venture organisation representing the New Zealand Tourism Board. The audit examines virtually every aspect of our company’s operation – from safety plans to employment, financial planning to vehicle maintenance.
The Tourism Industry Aotearoa is the largest representative body of tourism operators in New Zealand. It is a membership-based and private sector trade organisation with about 1500 members who collectively make up 85% of the country’s tourism turnover.
The Department of Conservation is the government funded agency responsible for managing New Zealand’s public conservation land (which is about 30% of our total land mass!) PureTrails New Zealand has gone through a lengthy process to obtain ‘concession permits’ in order to operate commercial activities on public conservation land.
Cycle Tour Operators New Zealand (CTONZ) was formed in November 2006 when 13 operators met in Christchurch and agreed to form a professional organization of cycle tour operators. The aim of the group is to promote cyclist safety on New Zealand roads, trails & cycling routes and encourage professionalism amongst New Zealand cycle tour operators with all companies operating to the same approved standards.