Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Waimarama Maori Tours Awarded Endorsement from Qualmark

Waimarama Maori Tours Awarded Visitor Activity Endorsement from Qualmark


Local cultural tourism business Waimarama Maori Tours has been awarded the Qualmark Visitor Activity Endorsement.

Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism’s official mark of quality. Tourism operators licensed to carry a Qualmark rating have been independently assessed against a series of guidelines and procedures and a Qualmark Endorsed tourism business is verified as professional and trustworthy.

Only tourism businesses that maintain the highest standards in all aspects of business practices and meet Qualmark's comprehensive assessment criteria have earned the right to carry the Qualmark - New Zealand Tourism's official quality mark. There are only 10 other activities in Hawke’s Bay that have earned the Qualmark Visitor Activity Endorsement.

“We are so proud to have attained this national benchmark. It was a lot of work, but well worth it.” Says Robert MacDonald, co-owner of Waimarama Maori Tours.

“We pride ourselves on offering an intimate, unique and personal experience for all of our visitors” says Denise Prentice, co-owner of Waimarama Maori Tours “This Qualmark is an independent assurance to our visitors that they will also receive a premium tourism experience.”

Annie Dundas, General Manager Hawke’s Bay Tourism said the endorsement accolade was well deserved. “Waimarama Maori Tours offer a unique, high quality experience and it’s wonderful to see them receive a Qualmark endorsement”

Waimarama Maori Tours started doing private individual tours in 2007 and large group tours for Cruise Ship passengers in 2008 to share local stories about the 14th century Hakikino fortress located in the hills of Waimārama. In 2012 they added the ‘Te Mata Peak and Pou Tour’ to include the stories of their people at Te Mata Peak and the recently installed Māori Carvings “Nga Pou o Heretaunga” in Civic Square, Hastings.

Other accolades for Waimarama Maori Tours include winning the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Industry Award in 2009, and the Chamber of Commerce Emerging Business Award in 2010. “We believe that going through these award applications puts us through our paces and helps our business grow and improve. To then go on and win the awards when we are up against some of the best in the business is a testament to the commitment and hard work of the staff at Waimarama Maori Tours” says Robert MacDonald.

For more information about the business and tours offered go to www.waimaramamaori.com

Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Scoop Business: Leighton-Led WGP To Build, Manage Transmission Gully

The Wellington Gateway Partnership, led by a unit of ASX-listed Leighton Holdings, has won the $1 billion contract to build the Transmission Gully road north of Wellington. More>>

ALSO:

Gareth Morgan: The Government’s Fresh Water Policy – Revisited

Fresh water quality is the latest area to be in the sights of Gareth Morgan and his research organisation The Morgan Foundation... They found that the fresh water policy was a bit murkier than the Environment Minister let on. More>>

ALSO:

Interest Rates: RBNZ Hikes OCR To 3.5%, ‘Period Of Assessment’ Now Needed

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler raised the official cash rate as expected, while signalling a pause in rate hikes to assess the impact of moves so far this year. The kiwi dollar sank after Wheeler said its strength was “unjustified” and that the currency could have “a significant fall.” More>>

ALSO:

Fonterra: Canpac Site 'Resize' To Focus More On Paediatrics

Fonterra is looking at realigning its packing operations at Canpac, in the Waikato, to focus more on paediatric nutritionals... The proposed changes could mean around 110 roles may not be required at the site which currently employs 330. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Postie Plus Brand Gets 2nd Chance With Well-Funded Pepkor

The Postie Plus brand is getting a new lease of life after South Africa’s Pepkor bought the failed retailer’s assets out of administration and said it will use its purchasing power to reduce costs of stock and fatten margins. More>>

ALSO:

Warming: Warming Signs From State Of Climate Report

Climate data from air, land, sea and ice in 2013 'reflect trends of a warming planet' -- says the latest State of the Climate report, launched by U.S. and New Zealand scientists. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Computer Power Plus

Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news