The tourism accreditation process improves the quality of tourism businesses and industry standards.
It assures visitors and the tourism industry 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)
The national tourism accreditation program is suitable for all business types and sizes.
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 Climate Action Certification and the ROC (Respecting Our Culture) Certification program.