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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:

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Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP)
The national tourism accreditation program is suitable for all business types and sizes.

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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.

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China Ready Accreditation
CHINA READY® is a global accreditation system that identifies products and services that Chinese consumers can trust.

Page last updated on 22 September 2020