Qualmark is New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation, which provides a trusted validation to quality travel experiences. Qualmark looks to recognise businesses that are delivering a sustainable tourism experience. When you see a New Zealand business displaying the Qualmark symbol you can be assured that the business has met stringent quality standards and environmental criteria; these businesses have proven to deliver a quality sustainable experience, have safe practices, and showcase true New Zealand hospitality.
Simply New Zealand and NZ The Gift is proud to be a Qualmark Bronze Sustainable Tourism Business Award holder. This means we have been nationally recognised and approved as a quality tourism business that will deliver to you a high quality experience and one of the best that New Zealand has to offer.
Our Nelson store, which was opened in 2005, has won the Nelson Mail Top Shop awards twice. In 2013 it not only won the Homeware, Giftware and Specialty Store section, it was also named the overall winner. The judges said that the store had received perfect scores on two visits and commented that the staff had been friendly and helpful without being pushy. The store attracts lots of tourists, but also has the ‘Nelson family’ of loyal customers – many who have been shopping there since the store opened.
Family owned and operated, we’ve upheld a trustworthy reputation as one of New Zealand’s largest tourism retail companies since 1965. We are active members today also of Tourism Industry Aotearoa, 100% Pure New Zealand, and Retail NZ.