Qualmark gold for palmerston north airport

11 November 2022

Palmerston North Airport is delighted to be endorsed by Qualmark with the Gold Sustainable Tourism Business Award.

Qualmark is New Zealand’s official tourism quality assurance organisation and recognises excellence in sustainable business practices. Businesses are visited by a Qualmark Tourism Business Advisor and independently assessed against sector specific criteria. Following the evaluation, the business receives a Bronze, Silver or Gold Award based on their performance in economic, social & people, environment & culture and health, safety & wellness.

A Gold Sustainable Tourism Award identifies those businesses leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world-class sustainable visitor destination.


Commercial and Customer Experience Manager, Olivia Pierre says “We are honoured to be the first airport in New Zealand to receive this award which acknowledges the hard work of every team member, including our supportive Board, and recognises all daily contributions to our business, customers, and our community. We are privileged to be recognised; this Award means a great deal to everyone at Palmerston North Airport. However, we won’t be resting on our laurels as we strive for further improvement across all four Qualmark pillars.”