The Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards are an opportunity for operators to showcase their exceptional visitor experience offerings within the New Zealand tourism sector and be recognised for their outstanding commitments to the three award criteria of Manaakitanga, Tiaki and Whānau. Qualmark partners who hold the Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award are eligible to enter these awards which celebrate the best of New Zealand’s hospitality offerings each year.
The awards are not just about business excellence, they’re about recognising the businesses enriching New Zealand while providing an exceptional visitor experience. We’re looking for businesses who are delivering hospitality through true connections, showing care for people and place, and providing a warm welcome to our visitors.
Applications for the 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards will be assessed by a judging panel comprising representatives from Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand as industry leaders in manaakitanga and tourism sustainability.
Winners will announced at a Parliament gala event in Wellington. The winning businesses and their products will be showcased through Qualmark, Tourism New Zealand and Air New Zealand channels, including a feature in premium inflight magazine Kia Ora, with monthly readership of almost 400,000.
Winners will also receive a plaque and will be eligible to use 100% Pure New Zealand Excellence Award branding across promotion for their winning tourism product.
For finalists and winners – the Awards can help raise the profile of your operation, enhance staff morale and provide recognition for your achievements from your industry peers. View the 2019 finalists here.
Registrations for the 2020 award will open in January, 2020.