Great Escape Travel Services, the travel company behind Authentic-NewZealand.com, is a member in good standing of key travel organizations and programs.
PATA – the Pacific Asia Travel Association – is the leading worldwide organization for travel policy in the Asia Pacific region. PATA’s mission is to serve as a catalyst for the sustainable and responsible development of travel and tourism in this region. It is currently actively working to ensure the protection of the environment and conservation of heritage within its member countries – and through its stature, the world.
South Pacific Tourism Organization
The South Pacific Tourism Organization is charged with promoting and developing tourism for its member countries. These include the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Fiji, French Polynesia, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
KEA – New Zealand’s global network – provides a platform for expatriate Kiwis and friends of New Zealand to stay in touch with developments and help to increase New Zealand’s stature on the world stage.
100% Pure New Zealand Specialist
100% Pure New Zealand Specialist accreditation is awarded by Tourism New Zealand to individuals who have completed the program’s requirements, including successful completion of a comprehensive training program; attendance at online webinars for product and regional updates; and traveling within New Zealand.
Fiji’s Matai program acknowledges travel agents who have completed a training program to increase their knowledge of Fiji’s 333 islands; the country’s resources and the warmth of its people.
Tourism Australia’s Aussie Specialists have completed an online program, complemented by webinars and familiarization trips to regions, to improve their knowledge of this vast country.