We are extremely proud to announce that Canyon Explorers has received a Silver Sustainable Tourism Business Award from Qualmark, New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation. Only those businesses that are delivering a quality sustainable experience, have undergone an independent safety check and showcase true kiwi hospitality are recognised through this award.
We sat down for our evaluation on 20 March 2020, six days before New Zealand went into Level 4 lockdown. We made the bold decision to be the first Queenstown tourism business to suspend operations due to COVID-19. It has always been our priority to look after our people, be they staff or our clients, and we felt that even when applying the recommended steps to reduce the chance of spreading COVID-19, we did not have the confidence this would be effective enough to protect our staff or clients, in our operating environments. On the other side of lockdown, it was a great and uplifting moment to be awarded our Silver Award in May 2020.
A little more about this award
A Silver Award is evidence of a sophisticated tourism business that consistently exceeds visitor expectations. Proactive leadership and management ensure that a culture of high performance is evident throughout the entire business. The business will have a real focus on continuously improving their economic, social and environmental performance to ensure the tourism product they deliver is a genuine, constantly improving sustainable experience.
Light Footprint – An environmentally friendly and holistically sustainable experience.
Safe & Sound – Where safe principles and practices are part of every experience.
Warm Welcome – Where you will always find a genuine welcome and true New Zealand
You can book with confidence that the experience you are paying for is one of the most high quality, safe and sustainable experiences in New Zealand. We are looking forward to an amazing upcoming canyoning and climbing season!