Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards

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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.


About the Award

The Qualmark 100% Pure New Zealand Experience Awards 2020 seek applications from tourism businesses that have made an outstanding contribution to the people, culture and landscapes that it operates in through a particular tourism product. Entries are judged on the criteria of excellence in visitor hosting and hospitality, excellence in care for people, community and land, and delivering a world class visitor experience, under the three pillars of Manaakitanga, Tiaki and Whānau.

MANAAKITANGA TIAKI WHĀNAU
A deeper expression of hospitality based on true empathy and connection Our duty of care for people and place                                                        Embracing visitors as family                                                    

The product or experience must also demonstrate alignment with the Tourism New Zealand brand promise of 100% Pure New Zealand, where people, culture and landscapes embrace to create immersive experiences that leave visitors with rich stories to tell.


Key Dates

Registrations Open

JANUARY 2020

Register your interest and submit a single bookable experience or activity.

Entries Open

FEBRUARY 2020

Complete the online entry form, including payment of the entry fee.

Registrations Close

MARCH 2020

Final registrations of a single bookable product or experience to be submitted as your intent to enter the awards.

Entries Close

MARCH 2020

Formal submission of your final award entry.

Finalists Announced

APRIL 2020

Finalists announced.

Awards Event

MAY 2020

Winners  announced at the awards ceremony in Wellington.

Register

Registrations have now closed for 2019.


Contact

Emma Brown

Communications & Partnership Coordinator

Emma.Brown@qualmark.co.nz

Ph: 09 377 2132

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