Badge of Quality
Look for the TQA Badge of Quality, your assurance that a tourism operator is committed to providing quality accommodations and services for visitors. The Badge of Quality shows visitors at a glance the quality assurance programs the operator participates in and the star ratings they have attained.
Newfoundland and Labrador tourism operators who participate in one or more Tourism Quality Assurance Programs can get a TQA Badge of Quality to display on their website to demonstrate their commitment to quality. If you are an operator LOG IN to find out how you can get a Badge of Quality for your website.
What is in the Badge…
Your assurance of a consistent standard of quality for roofed accommodations. Ratings are based on properties meeting minimum entry requirements and the majority of the rating based on the quality of the facilities. The higher the star rating, the higher the quality of facilities. Half stars are awarded to properties whose physical attributes reflect an enhanced level of quality.
Star Rating System is as Follows:
Guests should expect clean and well-maintained accommodations, providing the necessary facilities for an enjoyable stay with minimal quality mattress, bed linen, floors/window/wall coverings.
This level equates to what is popularly considered “mid-range” accommodation. It exceeds the 1 star level in quality of mattress, bed linen, floors/window/wall coverings.
These properties will offer units with an enhanced level of quality in room furniture, coordinated furnishings, mattress, bed linen, floors/window/wall coverings.
This rating indicates exceptional quality in all areas of facilities and services offering superior quality throughout the property in areas of guestrooms and public areas.
A 5 star property provides luxurious accommodations at a world standard, offering outstanding quality facilities and services.
A ½ star is awarded to properties whose physical attributes reflect an enhanced quality for the rated level.
Your assurance of a consistent standard of quality for non-roofed accommodations. Ratings are based on properties meeting minimum entry requirements. The program is based on a two-tier system, reflecting both a Facility (F) and Recreation (R) score. The higher the star rating, the higher the quality of facilities. Half stars are awarded to properties whose attributes reflect an enhanced level of quality.
Star Rating System is as Follows:
Clean and comfortable campgrounds without the extras.
“Mid-range" standard of campground facilities or recreation with various services and amenities.
Above average standard of campground facilities or recreation services and amenities.
Exceptional quality and great range of campground facilities and recreation services and amenities.
A 5-star property is the highest standard, offering outstanding facilities, recreation, amenities and quality.
Access Advisor programs demonstrates an operator’s commitment to providing an accessible environment for all persons, regardless of age, interests, activity level and need. Business are independently evaluated and can obtain up to three accessibility designations.
Business/facility is accessible or partially accessible to persons with varied levels of disability including difficulty with mobility, reflexes, and strength.
Full Mobile Accessible
Business/facility is accessible to persons requiring the use of a wheelchair or other mobility assistive device.
Business/facility is accessible to persons with partial sight impairment to total blindness.
Business/facility is accessible to persons with partial hearing loss to total hearing loss.