The tourism accreditation process improves the quality of tourism businesses and industry standards.
It assures visitors and the tourism industry that you are a professional tourism business that is committed to delivering quality through your business practices, procedures and standards.
In the process of becoming accredited, tourism businesses will undergo a range of checks on things like licenses, customer service standards, risk management procedures and general maintenance.
The benefits to becoming an accredited tourism operator are:
- improved profitability thanks to better procedures and systems
- increased employee morale and more effective management
- better marketing
- a stronger reputation in the market.
The accreditation programs available for Northern Territory operators are:
Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP)
Tthe national tourism accreditation program is suitable for all business types and sizes.
Caravan Industry Association of Australia's National Accreditation Program
For the caravan industry in Australia.
Ecotourism Australia (EA)
A not-for-profit organisation that delivers programs to certify best practice for tourism products with a primary focus on nature. Eco Certification is product specific and the program is divided in three levels: nature tourism, ecotourism and advanced ecotourism. EA also delivers a Climate Action Certification and the ROC (Respecting Our Culture) Certification program.