For many years, hectares of land down on the Lower Shotover River was a dumping ground for cars, household furniture and rubbish, with over 60 of the 150 hectares of the Tucker Beach Wildlife Reserve completely degraded, overgrown with noxious weeds and considered an unsafe place.
In 2017 a small number of passionate local residents formed the ‘Friends of Tucker Beach Wildlife Reserve’ with a goal to restore the biodiversity of the area, protect the already endangered species nesting in the areas, and bring back and support native vegetation & wildlife corridors in order to attract native birds, insects and lizards back into the area.
Air New Zealand has today announced it will move to sell only activities and attractions awarded a Qualmark endorsement for their commitment to quality, safety and sustainability from 31 March 2022.Read more
Environment Minister David Parker has appointed John Cushen as one of two new Fiordland Marine Guardians.Read more
Tourism New Zealand has partnered with Trees That Count to encourage domestic and international visitors to donate native trees across Aotearoa – and now you can too!
You can get involved and make it easier for our people to give back while they are experiencing New Zealand.
It’s an easy way to integrate sustainability initiatives within your organisation and align to Qualmark’s sustainable tourism business criteria.
The winners are to be announced at an awards ceremony to be held in the Great Hall at the Christchurch Art Centre on July 28 which will form part of Qualmark’s annual programme of events.Read more
Qualmark, New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, is launching a new certification to provide assurance that cleaning protocols and operational procedures around COVID-19 have been met by their tourism operators.Read more
Qualmark and Tourism New Zealand have joined the Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) as destination members to demonstrate commitment at an international level towards sustainability.Read more
Leading through uncertainty, planning through a crisis and pivoting for a restart.
We spoke to leading tourism businesses about operating through lockdown and the opportunity to design their future for the sustainability of our industry and our communities.
Air New Zealand is taking steps to support local sustainable tourism operators through launching a website promoting activities and attractions awarded a Qualmark endorsement for their commitment to quality, safety and sustainability.Read more
Seven exceptional visitor experience operators have been celebrated at the inaugural Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards. The Awards recognise excellence in sustainable visitor experiences and were presented at Parliament tonight by Minister of Tourism, Hon. Kelvin Davis.Read more
41 Qualmark partners have been announced this week as finalists in the 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards.
Over 100 registrations have been received for the awards with an exceptionally high standard of award entries from Qualmark Gold awarded partners.
The inaugural Qualmark 100% New Zealand Experience Awards have launched with a bang, with more than 80 registrations received from tourism operators across the country in the first two weeks.Read more
In his role as Tourism Business Advisor Ian Elliot looks after a geographical area that spans Franz Josef, Tekapo, and Stewart Island. It’s an area that relies heavily on tourism and Ian says this makes his role even more valuable.Read more
Seven key New Zealand organisations have joined forces to conceive and develop Tiaki – Care for New Zealand, an initiative that actively encourages international and domestic travellers to act as guardians of Aotearoa.Read more
Qualmark New Zealand is celebrating its 25th anniversary and to commemorate this milestone, the quality assurance organisation has announced a new awards event.Read more