Are you seeking new adventures, new connections, and new perspectives? Apply for the Explore independent FAM program.
Tourism New Zealand, with the support of Qualmark Gold New Zealand tourism businesses, extends an invitation to you, our valued international travel trade, to experience Aotearoa New Zealand on the ultimate self-fam.
Explore is a travel industry discount program that allows you and your travel companion to curate your own Aotearoa New Zealand itinerary through discounts generously provided by Qualmark Gold tourism businesses.
You choose when to travel (close out periods apply between December and February), what regions and operators to visit and then experience Aotearoa New Zealand at your own pace.
In this program, we’ll be asking for your feedback on what you like and don’t like about it.
You must meet the following criteria to be eligible to apply for the discount program:
Discounts offered by Qualmark Gold tourism businesses are typically free of charge, or between 30% - 50% off. Discounts are usually extended to your travel companion.
Take a look at our airline partner offers below and suggested itineraries(opens in new window) featuring accommodation and experiences that can be booked through the Explore Program.
Note: Airline offers are only available to approved Explore program applicants. You must first apply and be approved before redeeming these offers.
Simply fill out the application form at the bottom of this page.
Tourism New Zealand will review your application within ten (10) working days. If approved, you will receive a link to view the Explore Program discounts and instructions on how to book.
Close out periods apply for travel between December and February. Travel sellers are encouraged to travel between March and November.
Aotearoa New Zealand is precious and everyone, who lives and travels here, has a responsibility to look after it. The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to this place.
On your self-famil we ask that you: