Thrifty New Zealand, one of the biggest and most trusted car rental brands in the South Pacific nation, has recently been recognised as a “Gold” level sustainable, quality business by New Zealand tourism’s official quality assurance organisation. This means that their customers can rest assured that their car rental provider is dedicated to looking after the precious environment of New Zealand, where the tourism tagline is proudly “100% Pure.”
Gold status puts them in the top tier of the country’s tourism businesses, a high honour for Thrifty.
Qualmark, the mark of quality
New Zealand Tourism offers qualmark as an accreditation to providers of accommodation, transport, activities and other tourism services which show that they operate sustainably from a perspective of people, planet and profit. Businesses are assessed and those that meet the standards receive the Qualmark seal of approval and can use the logo on their promotional material to assure customers of quality.
The Qualmark website
promises that “Only those businesses that are delivering a quality sustainable experience, who have safe principles and practices, and showcase true New Zealand hospitality, are recognised through a Qualmark endorsement.”
Of the Gold status, the website adds “A Gold Award recognises the best sustainable tourism businesses in New Zealand, with the delivery of exceptional customer experiences an integral part of everything they do. A Gold Sustainable Tourism Award identifies those businesses leading the way in making the New Zealand tourism industry a world class sustainable visitor destination.”
Thrifty New Zealand
Thrifty are amongst the leaders of the pack when it comes to car hire in New Zealand, and they attribute this success to having good people. Experienced, friendly and knowledgeable staff make all the difference to tired travellers!
With their GreenFleet initiative, Thrifty offers customers a carbon neutral option. Amazingly, the company will plant a tree for every 600 kilometres you drive the car, offsetting carbon emissions at a small extra cost - you can choose this option while booking.