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We adhere to quality standards and as such are members of associations who require their members to operate to set standards. As such Travel Time South Pacific understand the interests, needs and cultures of overseas markets, and keeps abreast of New Zealand product development. As an inbound tour specialist with long standing connections in New Zealand’s tourism industry, we work to achieve tours that exceeds our clients expectations.

Qualmark is New Zealand Tourism’s official mark of quality.  Travel Time South Pacific has been given a Qualmark Partner Award, recognising its high standards in environmental practices while operating as an Inbound Tour Operator and member of Tourism Export Council New Zealand. Qualmark is an official endorsement awarded by Tourism New Zealand and is designed to identify professional and trustworthy operators to enable international and domestic visitors to book and buy tourist products and services with confidence. Wherever possible we select suppliers that are also Qualmark approved and therefore deemed to operate in an ethical, professional and environmentally sustainable way.

Our brand Leisure Time Tours, that owns and operates its own fleet of motor coaches in New Zealand, has been awarded a sustainability Gold rating for their Qualmark transport accreditation.

Department of Conservation – Travel Time South Pacific is proud to be an approved concessionaire with the Department of Conservation. The Department of Conservation (DOC) is responsible for administering and promoting the conservation of New Zealand’s National Parks. Holding a concession is a legal requirement to undertake a commercial activity within a National Park – such as a tour leader accompanying a group whilst walking in a National Park. Working with Travel Time South Pacific gives you peace of mind that travel arrangements meet legal DOC regulations.

Tourism Export Council of New Zealand unites Travel Time South Pacific and other members for the purpose of marketing New Zealand as an internationally competitive tourist destination by promoting and arranging inbound travel of the highest standards through the encouragement and development of services, facilities, training and education.

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is the largest representative body of tourism operators in New Zealand. It is a membership-based and private sector trade organisation with more than 2000 members – from small operators through to large companies – who collectively make up 85% of the country’s tourism turnover.

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is the marketing name for the New Zealand Convention Association Inc. CINZ takes a lead role in increasing New Zealand convention and meeting activity from international and domestic sources. It also provides opportunities for professional development, accreditation and education for those engaged in the sector.

Agricultural Tour Operators International (ATOI) is an international association of worldwide professional tour operators specialising in agriculture tourism. Our sister company Agritravel International is an ATOI member and recognised as an expert in their field and in a unique position to design and develop tour products that are tailor-made to your client’s specific interests across all agricultural sectors.  For more information about Agricultural and Horticultural business tours please visit Agritravel.co.nz.