Air New Zealand Supports Sustainably Endorsed Tourism Businesses In New Zealand | Scoop News – Scoop

Posted: November 28, 2021 at 9:45 pm

Monday, 29 November 2021, 2:45 pmPress Release: Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand has today announced it will move to sellonly activities and attractions awarded a Qualmarkendorsement for their commitment to quality, safety andsustainability from 31 March 2022.

The airlinesdedicated website,developed in partnership with Bookme, currently promotesover 465 Qualmark-endorsed New Zealand visitor activitieswith the ambition to increase that number as more businessesachieve a Qualmark award.

To become a Qualmark-awardedactivity, businesses are assessed on four key criteria:economic, social and people, environment and culture, andhealth and safety. Following the evaluation, a Qualmarkbusiness will receive a Bronze, Silver or Gold award basedon their performance under the Sustainable Tourism BusinessAward Criteria.

Air New Zealand Chief Customer andSales Officer Leanne Geraghty says the pandemic hasaccelerated the airlines commitment to becoming moresustainable and we are committed to supporting businessesthat share the same goals.

Aotearoa has a lot toshow off to the world including our stunning landscapes andwildlife - its what we are known for and its ourresponsibility to look after it.

Thats also whywere committed to supporting New Zealand operators whoare contributing to Aotearoa becoming a world-classsustainable visitor destination. This is not just about AirNew Zealand its about future-proofing our key exportand tourism industries from impacts ofclimatechange weare seeing every day.

General Manager QualmarkSteven Dixon welcomes Air New Zealands commitment toshowcasing the best of New Zealands tourismexperiences.

Qualmark endorsed businesses havedemonstrated a commitment to providing quality experiencesto their guests, providing a valuable assurance toconsumers. This includes actions by the business to considerand address their impact on the environment and thecommunities they operate in - something consumers areincreasingly looking for."

RealNZ ChiefConservation Officer Paul Norris says the companys visionis to become a conservation business enabled bytourism.

Were proud to be a Qualmark endorsedorganization and are incredibly supportive of Air NewZealands announcement as it will encourage more NewZealand tourism businesses to turn their focus to becomingsustainablyendorsed.

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