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Tourism Trade Checklist

Tourism Export Council (TEC) has put together a Tourism Trade Checklist for Inbound Tour Operators (ITOs) to identify and access business compliant tourism operators.

You do not have to be a member of TEC to register.

The checklist allows operators to upload their trade relevant information (e.g. Public Liability certificates and COVID-Ready health protocols) to a directory, which is then accessed by ITOs.

This new platform aims to promote quality tourism operators who comply with New Zealand’s regulations and will become a critical asset for ITOs to demonstrate to their offshore agents/clients that Aotearoa is ready to welcome back international visitors for a safe travel experience.

Benefits for tourism operators

  • Transparency of your business’ compliance clearly visible to ITOs
  • Be recognised as a Safe Travel business operating safely within the NZ Government COVID-19 guidelines
  • Stand out from the crowd and have your businesses listed on the Directory, accessed by ITOs anytime
  • Efficiently store & update your business compliance information all in one place
  • Save time during the contracting period by providing your checklist instead of filling out countless forms

Benefits for ITOs

  • Find credible tourism operators to work with
  • Check operator businesses
  • integrity and compliance all in one place
  • Access the industry's directory of Safe Travel businesses
  • Eradicates tedious paper-based processes during contracting

Apply here to join the Tourism Trade Checklist
Click to view the Tourism Trade Checklist operators

This checklist is the same as TEC's previous Tourism trade Checklist, but with two extras: 

- Cancellation Conditions
- COVID Readiness Programme

For support on the COVID-19 Readiness Plan, here are two suggestions:

Download the Worksafe template here, or,

You may wish to update your existing Health & Safety Plan (as a requirement to operate your business under the Health & Safety at Work Act 2015) with COVID-19 protocols as per the following approved Ministry of Health tourism association guidelines:

Activity/Attraction Tour Operator
Transport (coach)
Hospitality (food/beverage outlets)

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