Travel Agents' Association New Zealand
Travel Agents' Association of New Zealand (TAANZ).
All members must meet strict membership and financial criteria and be subject to an annual financial review by an independent Bonding Authority. All members must participate in the TAANZ Bonding Scheme for the protection of the consumer.
Tour Time are fully Bonded Members of TAANZ. Without a Bonded Travel Agent or Tour Operator - you're on your own!
Tourism Export Council of New Zealand
The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) formerly Inbound Tour Operators Council (ITOC) is a Trade Association representing the New Zealand inbound tourism industry. Its membership includes Inbound Tour Operators (Full members) and attraction, activity, accommodation and transportation suppliers (Allied members).
TECNZ has represented the interests of inbound tourism for over forty years, and today its Full and Allied members collectively handle most of New Zealand's holiday visitor arrivals.
TECNZ plays a vital and supportive role in the expansion of New Zealand tourism. The relationships with our product suppliers in New Zealand and off-shore wholesalers are absolutely key to our continued growth.
100% Pure Assurance - Qualmark - New Zealand Tourism’s official mark of quality.
Qualmark is one of the world's most robust tourism quality accreditation programs. It helps ensure our visitors have the best possible holiday experience in New Zealand, and go home sharing their stories with friends and family.
Qualmark helps make sure we deliver 100% Pure New Zealand experiences to our visitors by providing a national quality and environmental accreditation system.
Tour Time NZ Ltd have been awarded extremely high marks for 3 Qualmarks
Jointly owned by Tourism New Zealand and the New Zealand Automobile Association, and backed by leading industry organisations, the awards provide a star-grading system for accommodation providers and a quality endorsement programme for other tourism businesses.
Qualmark helps our visitors and international travel sellers select the right tourism experiences to suit their needs. By looking for the Qualmark logo, consumers and travel sellers can book and buy with confidence, knowing that the experiences will live up to their expectations.
They can also be sure that the tourism experiences they choose meet all legal requirements and that they have plans in place to minimise social and environmental impacts.
Assessment criteria differ depending on the type of business. The system is regularly reviewed, in consultation with operators and other industry organisations, to ensure it adapts to changing industry standards and customer expectations.
Qualmark accredited businesses are independently assessed by a Qualmark assessor every year. Assessments take place on location at the business and take around three hours. They look at all aspects of the business, including:
- Customer service
- Standard of facilities
- Overall business operations
- Responsible tourism and environmental practices
- General safety
The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand
The largest representative body of tourism operators in New Zealand. It is a membership-based and private sector trade organisation with about 1700 members - from small operators through to large companies - who collectively make up 85% of the country's tourism turnover. We speak out where it counts to make sure New Zealand's tourism industry is noticed. Tour Time is a full member.
We strive to ensure that all of our suppliers such as accommodation and activity providers are also Qualmark businesses.
Affiliations and Official Agents
Tour Time is affiliated with:
The KBB Music Festival
Tour Time are the Associate sponsor of the Annual KBB Music Festival which showcases the best in Secondary School Orchestras, Concert Bands and Stage Bands in Auckland. The KBB Music Festival has now grown to over 134 groups taking part from more than 50 schools across the greater Auckland region.
Tour Time are the Official New Zealand and Australian Agents for all Interkultur Events worldwide. Contact us for more information on any Interkultur Festival.
World Choir Games
Tour Time are once again the Official New Zealand and Australian Agents for the World Choir Games. For more information on this incredible event (The Choir Olympics) contact Tour Time.
Summa Cum Laude International Youth Music Festival
Tour Time are the proud and Official Agents for New Zealand and Australia for the Summa Cum Laude Youth Music Festival held in Vienna, Austria every year. For the opportunity to perform in this amazing festival contact Tour Time for more information.
Tour Time are the Official New Zealand and Australian Agents for Orientale Concentus which was created with the sole idea of providing Choirs the opportunity to perform and compete around Asia. Oreintale Concentus is an annual event and Tour Time would welcome the opportunity to provide you with more information on this exciting event.
The Big Sing
Once again Tour Time are proud sponsors of The Big Sing which has grown into a major highlight of the secondary school music calendar each year. Over 8,000 students take part in the regional festivals nationwide and at the conclusion of the regional festivals, eighteen choirs are selected to perform in The Big Sing National Finale and compete for bronze, silver, gold and platinum awards. More than 250 choirs from over 150 schools took part in 2013 which makes The Big Sing one of the largest competitive events in New Zealand.
BNZ Condor 7's
Tour Time are proud to be one of the sponsors for the BNZ Condor 7's for National Secondary Schools. With Sevens Rugby now included in the Olympics from 2016 Sevens rugby is increasing in exposure and popularity and Tour Time are thrilled to be a part of this.
Saint Kentigern's College 1st XV Rugby
Tour Time are extremely proud to be involved with St Kentigern's 1st XV Rugby Team. The SKC 1st XV are a world class team with an outstanding record including the World Champion 1st XV (SANIX) and previous NZ 1A Champions (two years running).
100% New Zealand Owned and Operated
A Company that ensures that any New Zealand business who displays this logo is New Zealand Owned and Operated.
It's more likely that profit made by companies with foreign ownership or interests will end up overseas. On a nationwide scale it could add up to billions of dollars every year being removed from the New Zealand economy. A 100% New Zealand owned and operated business is far more likely to keep and spend their profits right here in New Zealand - and we think that's worth supporting. Every dollar kept in New Zealand helps our economy by improving our health system, building roads, infrastructure and schools etc.
Bus & Coach Association New Zealand
The authoritative voice for the New Zealand bus and coach industry. It is an industry association that covers bus and coach operators, both large and small, as well as other businesses associated with the industry, including coach, equipment and service suppliers.
Our coaches are all star graded by Vehicle Testing NZ Ltd, an independent testing authority to ensure quality standards which are endorsed by New Zealand Tourism Board, Travel Agents Assn, NZ Tourism Industry Assn and the Inbound Tour Operators Council.
Tour Time is also affiliated to several Chamber of Commerce, Lions and other service clubs as well as regional destinations and information networks.