Australian Tourism Accreditation
The Australian Tourism Accreditation Program (ATAP) is suitable for all tourism businesses. It is not an onerous or prescriptive process; it is designed to apply to each individual business and assist you in quality management practices.
ATAP not only allows you to update your businesses policies and procedures, it provides you with valuable links to business development tools, templates and business examples.
The ECO Certification program assures travellers that certified products are backed by a strong, well managed commitment to sustainable practices and provides high quality nature-based tourism experiences.
The ECO Certification Program is a world first and it has been developed to address the need to identify genuine nature and ecotourism operators.
Climate Action Certification
The Climate Action certification program is dedicated to reducing carbon emissions and assuring travelers that certified products are backed by a commitment to sustainable practices that help address climate change.
Climate Action certification is designed for all sectors of the tourism industry including hotels, attractions, tours, transport, restaurants, travel agents, tourism commissions and industry bodies.
Respecting Our Culture
The Respecting Our Culture (ROC) program encourages the tourism industry to operate in ways that respect and reinforce Indigenous cultural heritage and the living cultures of Indigenous communities.
ROC certified tourism operators are committed to protecting cultural authenticity and integrity, developing sound business practices, environmental protection and acknowledging Indigenous peoples' spiritual connection to the land and water.
The accreditation program is very valuable in making an operator look at their business in depth and understand how it is working. I have found the process invaluable.
I am sure it made me aware of certain things I was not aware of before. I would thoroughly recommend an operator to go through the process.