T-QUAL ac­cred­i­ta­tion for Dou­glas busi­ness

Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette - - TOURISM TALK -

A HOST of busi­nesses in the Dou­glas re­gion have re­ceived T-QUAL ac­cred­i­ta­tion, Tourism Australia’s newly-launched recog­nis­able na­tional trade­mark that en­dorses qual­ity tourism busi­nesses and ser­vices.

The new scheme is the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s part­ner­ship with qual­ity tourism ac­cred­i­ta­tion, rat­ing and cer­ti­fi­ca­tion pro­grams, which ac­cred­its tourism prod­ucts at all price points from back packing accommodation to lux­ury five-star ho­tels.

Trip Ad­vi­sor, the world’s largest tourism re­view site, will fea­ture the T-QUAL tick, al­low­ing Trip Ad­vi­sor’s 44 mil­lion es­ti­mated users to make con­fi­dent de­ci­sions on book­ing Aus­tralian tourism prod­ucts.

Thala Beach Lodge and Rydges Sabaya Re­sort Port Dou­glas have been en­dorsed as T-qual ap­proved accommodation, whilst Haba Dive and Snorkel and Wildlife Habi­tat Port Dou­glas are recog­nised as T-QUAL en­dorsed at­trac­tions in Port Dou­glas.

Aris­to­cat Snorkel & Scuba, Po­sei­don Outer Reef Cruises, Syn­ergy Reef Sail­ing, Sail­away Port Dou­glas - Sail­away IV Low Isles, Reef and Rain­for­est Con­nec­tions and Malaita Low Isles Cruises have all been given the tick of tourism qual­ity-as­sured tours in the area.

“The T-QUAL seal of ap­proval gives con­sumers as­sur­ance that they are get­ting a qual­ity tourism prod­uct lead­ing to greater con­sumer sat­is­fac­tion,” T-QUAL ac­cred­i­ta­tion man­ager Vicki Jones said.

“The T-QUAL sym­bol ad­di­tion­ally en­cour­ages high stan­dards of prod­uct and ser­vice and is a sym­bol that con­sumers can eas­ily iden­tify.”

Celebrity hang­out:

Hol­ly­wood stars Matthew Mcconaughey and Kate Hud­son film­ing around Port Dou­glas

Tick of ap­proval: Thala Beach Lodge

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