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Qualmark Silver Award

#thoughtfultravel in practice

Qualmark Silver Award
Trail Journeys is proud to be validated by Qualmark as a quality tourism business. Qualmark is New Zealand's official tourism quality assurance organisation and recognises excellence in sustainable business practices. 

Businesses are independently assessed by a Qualmark offical and are awarded with a Bronze, Silver or Gold award based on their sustainable practices in health and safety, the environment, social/people and economic criteria. Only those businesses that are delivering a quality sustainable experience, who have safe principles and practices, and showcase true New Zealand hospitality, are recognised through a Qualmark endorsement. 

With Trail Journeys, you can book with confidence and peace of mind that the experience you are paying for is one of the most high quality, safe and sustainable experiences in New Zealand.


Trail Journeys has taken the Tiaki Promise
Cycling is an excellent way to reduce your impact when exploring our amazing landscapes however our commitment to operating sustainable travel experiences extend beyond offering a carbon friendly activity.

New Zealand is precious, and everyone who lives and travels here has a responsibility to look after it.  That’s why we’ve taken the Tiaki Promise: a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and for future generations.

By following the Tiaki Promise, we’re making a commitment to New Zealand, to act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our beautiful home.

Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand..


Sustainable Tourism

Sustainable Tourism | Official Partner

Our vision: Leading the world in sustainable tourism

To deliver on this vision, the tourism industry must achieve ambitious economic goals while sharing the overwhelming benefits with supportive host communities, contributing to restoring, protecting and enhancing our natural environment, and continuing to be a high quality destination of choice for international and domestic travellers.

Our values: Kaitiakitanga; The guardianship and protection of our natural, built and cultural resources for the benefit of current and future generations.

Manaakitanga; Showing respect, hospitality, generosity and care for others.

Whanaungatanga; A relationship through shared experiences and working together which provides people with a sense of belonging.

The Thoughtful Traveller booklet

#thoughtfultravel

Conserving environments and cultures requires a united front with our industry partners, travellers, guides and staff.

This is why in 2000 our parent company, World Expeditions, developed their award winning Responsible Travel Guidebook which presented their comprehensive policies on sustainable travel.  

Over the years the Responsible Travel Guidebook has evolved to meet the ever-changing landscape of sustainable travel.

In its updated version, The Thoughtful Traveller booklet, an easy to read document that empowers travellers with ideas on how they can be part of the solution and collectively make the world a better place when they travel. 

Trail Journeys is proud to support this initiative.

Read it online here.

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