Awards & Permits
Qualmark is New Zealand tourism's official quality assurance organisation and operates as a service for the New Zealand tourism industry. Qualmark is owned by the government organization Tourism New Zealand and the privately-owned New Zealand Automobile Association, and is strongly supported by leading industry organisations.
All Qualmark licensed businesses are measured for responsible tourism practices. Those businesses wanting to be specifically recognised for their sustainable tourism practices may be further assessed through the Qualmark Enviro Award. Businesses are awarded for meeting strict environmental and social criteria, with achievement levels of Gold, Silver and Bronze.
The Dream Maker had to ensure confidence to Qualmark that company’s consideration for the customer’s safety was high on their agenda. Offering safety audits for each event managed by The Dream Team and delegating responsibility.
FOR TRAVELLERS, THE QUALMARK SIGN MEANS THAT:
· You will have a great tourism experience
· You can book with confidence
· The business operates in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way
· Thanks to the star grade, you know in advance what you are buying
· The business has the required systems and policies for a safe and happy holiday in New Zealand
Enviro Awards are determined through five key action areas: energy efficiency, water conservation, waste management, conservation initiatives and community activities.
· Minimum requirements have been met (waste reduction/recycling, environmental checklist complete, environmental claims are verified)
· Initiatives are in place to mitigate major energy, water and waste usage
· Significant contribution towards community or conservation activities
· Documented monitoring of a relevant resource usage
· Individuals or teams within the business have been given formal responsibility to ensure the environmental action plan is being implemented
· A sustainability policy/statement has been completed and is being publicly displayed
FOR THE TRAVEL TRADE, QUALMARK PROVIDES:
· Independent assurance that your clients will receive quality tourism experiences
· Validation of insurance, safety and regulatory requirements
· Internationally recognised star grades so you know what you're selling
· Automated updates to quality ratings and categories to keep your inventory relevant
· Reduced customer complaints and increased customer satisfaction