Monday, October 23, 2017
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New Young TEC executive elected

Casey Brunsdon from DGLT, Kate Baxter from Ngai Tahu Tourism, Kim Cormack from Tourism NZ, and Tash Lawrence from AJ Hackett Bungy have been elected to Young TEC's executive.

International group appointed to enhance business events growth

A group of world-leading experts and senior leaders in the business events sector have been enlisted to help further enhance Auckland’s reputation and presence in the international market place.

ATEED board appoints ex-TIA chief

Two highly experienced and respected business leaders – Glenys Coughlan and Evan Davies – have been appointed to the board of ATEED.

Go Orange appoints general manager

After an extensive search for the right candidate, adventure tourism company Go Orange welcomes former Real Journeys Queenstown operations manager Luke Taylor as its General Manager.  

Outgoing Meridian CEO to join Auckland Airport board

Auckland Airport has announced that Mark Binns will join its Board on 1 April 2018 and Auckland Airport shareholders will be asked to approve his appointment.

CINZ appoints new Marketing and Events Co-ordinator

Lauren Newbery has been appointed Marketing and Events Coordinator for Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) based in Auckland.

IDNZ gears up for record cruise season with new appointments

IDNZ Destination Management has hired two key account managers as it prepares for the busiest summer yet for New Zealand's booming cruise sector. 

IHG appoints NZ sales and marketing director

IHG New Zealand has welcomed internationally-experienced Kelly Eichholtz to the position of Area Director of Sales and Marketing New Zealand.

New airport directors appointed

Queenstown Lakes District Council resolved to appoint two new directors for Queenstown Airport Corporation in November to replace retiring directors John Gilks and James Hadley.

Heritage Collection Lake Resort appoints GM

Jennifer Harper has been appointed the new general manager of the Heritage Collection Lake Resort, Cromwell.

Timber Trail Lodge appoints new managers

The $3.2m Timber Trail Lodge is gearing up for its first summer season with the appointment of a new operations manager and joint lodge managers.

Tourism NZ appoints new global brand manager as Redden resigns

Tourism New Zealand's Global Brand and Content Manager, Jodi Redden, is leaving after four years at the agency.

Air NZ appoints Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliances Officer

Nick Judd has been appointed Air NZ's Chief Strategy, Networks and Alliances Officer.

Hotel Grand Chancellor appoints sales & marketing director

Sarah Croskery has been appointed Director of Sales and Marketing (DOSM) for the James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor and Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City.

Air NZ’s McDowall to take CFO role

Air New Zealand's Jeff McDowall is to take over the chief financial officer role at the airline from Rob McDonald.

Auckland Airport nominates Julia Hoare to its board

Auckland Airport has announced that its Board has unanimously nominated Julia Hoare to stand for election as an independent non-executive director at its 2017 annual meeting.

Ziptrek Ecotours appoints first social, digital media guru

Innovative zipline company Ziptrek Ecotours has this week appointed experienced influencer Joe Di-Gesse as its first social media and digital guru.

Hughes begins GM tourism role at Activate Tairāwhiti

The former NZ marketing manager for Australia's RedBalloon has begun his role as general manager of tourism at Activate Tairāwhiti.

Eight excited new team members join Dig This Invercargill

Eight very excited new team members started at Dig This Invercargill this week.

Winter Games chief to step down

The CEO of Audi quattro Winter Games NZ Arthur Klap has announced his intention to stand down at the end of this year.

Newspaper editor to head Christchurch tourism

The editor of The Press newspaper has been appointed the new CEO of ChristchurchNZ, the city’s new promotion and economic development agency.

Shotover Jet Manager appointed

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has appointed Wayne Paton to lead the ‘Big Reds’ as Business Manager at Shotover Jet.

Tourism Holdings appoints Cathy Quinn to board

Cathy Quinn, ONZM, is a senior corporate partner at MinterEllisonRuddWatts has been appointed to the Tourism Holdings Limited Board.

ClearPoint appoints Air NZ’s Digital GM Hamish Rumbold as CEO

New Zealand software engineering specialists ClearPoint are marking their 10th birthday milestone with an exciting announcement - the appointment of their new CEO Hamish Rumbold.

New Queenstown Winter Festival director appointed

Destination Queenstown is delighted to announce the appointment of Rae Baker to the position of Queenstown Winter Festival Director.

Haka Tourism Group appoints managers

Haka Tourism Group has made four senior appointments, including its first China marketing specialist.

Ruapehu, Waitaki tourism leaders resign

Visit Ruapehu (VR) chief executive Claire McKnight has resigned and, in an unrelated move, Tourism Waitaki general manager Jason Gaskill has handed in his notice.

Accommodation network appoints new director

Rotorua-founded business, Look After Me, has announced the appointment of a new director.

Wanaka Airport appoints operations manager

Experienced airport and aviation professional Daniel Debono will join the Wanaka Airport team early in 2018 as Operations Manager.

Paul Gallop appointed GM Four Points by Sheraton Auckland

Marriott International is pleased to announce the appointment of Paul Gallop as General Manager of Four Points by Sheraton Auckland.

Ngāi Tahu Tourism appoints GM jet boat experiences

Ngāi Tahu Tourism has appointed Jolanda Cave to a new executive role that will provide leadership to its jet boat businesses.

New Tekapo Springs GM brings a wealth of experience

Tourism marketing strategist Anton Wilke is applying a wealth of experience in sales, marketing and general business management to his new role of General Manager at Tekapo Springs.

New trustee appointed at Zealandia

Karori Sanctuary Trust, which manages Zealandia, has welcomed Wairarapa resident Pete Monk to the Board as a trustee.

Air NZ’s appoints Shanti Carter to manage ITOs

Air New Zealand has appointed Shanti Carter to the role of Account Manager with responsibility for managing inbound tour operator and direct group customer accounts.

Air NZ’s Roger Gray wins PM’s scholarship

Air New Zealand's group general manager airports, Roger Grey, has won one of 14 government business scholarships.

Counties Power sparks change at Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport's Judy Nicholl, general manager aeronautical operations, is to leave the company in October 2017 to become the chief executive of Counties Power.

New Americas manager for Air NZ

Air New Zealand has appointed Liz Fraser to the position of Regional General Manager Americas, based in Los Angeles.

Airways CEO appointed

Airways NZ is delighted to announce the appointment of Graeme Sumner to the role of CEO.

Kelly Tarlton’s GM steps down

Kelly Tarlton's SEA LIFE aquarium's general manager Tim Keeling is stepping down from his role to take up a position at Staging Connections. 

Stray’s new appointments

With eyes set firmly on delivering quality customer experiences and unique ‘off the beaten track’ travel, Stray has two new appointments to announce following a recent restructure of its Operations team.

New GM aeronautical commercial for Auckland Airport

Auckland Airport has announced the appointment of Scott Tasker as its new general manager aeronautical commercial.

NZ Tourism Board appointments

Tourism New Zealand Chair Kerry Prendergast has announced changes to the New Zealand Tourism Board with the completion of Director Norm Thompson’s term, a second term for Director Chris Parkin and new Board member Jan Hunt.

SkyCity appoints THL chair to board

SkyCity Entertainment Group has appointed Rob Campbell as a non-executive director to the SkyCity board.

Nick Hill appointed new ATEED chief

The Board of Directors for Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Auckland’s economic growth agency and an Auckland Council controlled organisation, has announced the appointment of Nick Hill to the position of Chief Executive.  

InterCity appoints new GM Sales

InterCity Group is pleased to announce that Simon Payne is joining the team as General Manager – Sales.

Charlie Daily joins MarginFuel

Wellington company director Charlie Daily has joined MarginFuel in a strategic advisory role to the company’s board.

Airport chair appointed WOW trustee

A former top lawyer with strong family ties to the Battle of Britain has joined the Warbirds Over Wanaka Community Trust board.

Tourism NZ appoints new GM Asia

Tourism New Zealand chief executive Stephen England-Hall is pleased to announce the appointment of Gregg Wafelbakker to the role of General Manager Asia.

New direction and leadership for Hurunui Tourism

Hurunui Tourism is about to launch in a new direction – with an award-winning manager at its helm.

Metlifecare hires Air NZ Group GM Commercial

Metlifecare Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Richard Thomson to the role of Chief Financial Officer.

Explore appoints new GM – Bay of Islands

Explore has appointed Ross Brljevich as General Manager – Bay of Islands, a position he will commence in early September.

Net zero energy camp manager appointed

Peter Kerr has been appointed Manager of Camp Glenorchy, a new residential tourist destination for meetings and retreats, school trips, family celebrations, and friends who share a love of the great outdoors.

PATA elects new executive board

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is pleased to announce the election of Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing Asia Pacific – TripAdvisor based in Hong Kong SAR as Chairperson of the Association’s Executive Board.

Wanaka-based business and sports specialist joins Qualmark team

Qualmark has appointed Wanaka-based business man Dr John Cossens to its team of respected tourism business advisors.

KiwiRail appoints three board members

KiwiRail has announced three new appointments to its Board.

New CEO for Queenstown Trails Trust

PRESS RELEASE: Queenstown Trails Trust The Queenstown Trails Trust has appointed respected Queenstown businessman and elite sportsman Mark (Willy) Williams as its new chief executive. Chairman Tony McQuilkin says Williams, who replaces Mandy Kennedy as CEO, brings...

New CINZ Approved PCO Group Chairperson appointed

Ali Copeman has been appointed the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) Approved Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) Group Chairperson.

New head chef at Crowne Plaza Queenstown

More than a decade of travel and culinary adventures has come full circle with the appointment of Robin Lilley to the position of head chef at Crowne PlazaQueenstown.

B&B NZ elects new President

Bed & Breakfast Association New Zealand has elected a new President, Rayma Jenkins.

Former PM John Key to join Air New Zealand board

The Air New Zealand Board is appointing former Prime Minister John Key as a Director effective from September 1.

Former Destination Marlborough GM joins TRC Tourism 

Former Destination Marlborough general manager Tracy Johnston has joined Australasian consultancy TRC Tourism.

NZ Fine Touring appoints two senior positions

The New Zealand Fine Touring Group today announced the appointment of Dionne Ryder to the role of Sales Manager (one of two sales managers now based in Wanaka) and Hadleigh McPherson to the role of Head of Operations.

New marketing manager for Brook Serene hotels

Georgina Torrington has been appointed Marketing Manager for the Brook Serene collection of boutique hotels, based at The George in Christchurch.

Tourism Holdings director appointed to Evolve board

Evolve Education Group Limited is pleased to announce the appointment of Grainne Troute to the board of directors, effective 1 May 2017.

Long-serving Fish & Game chief to retire

PRESS RELEASE: Fish & Game New Zealand The long-serving head of Fish & Game New Zealand Bryce Johnson is retiring. Mr Johnson has held the position since Fish & Game was established in 1991. He was previously...

Enterprise Dunedin hunts for new PR & Media lead

Enterprise Dunedin is recruiting for a new public relations and communications lead, following the resignation of Sharon O’Loughlin.

SkyCity to appoint Tourism Holdings chairman to board

SkyCity Entertainment Group Limited advises that it intends to appoint Rob Campbell as a non-executive director to the SkyCity board.

New Tourism NZ chief starts role

It’s week one for me at Tourism New Zealand and I am enjoying getting to know staff and stakeholders.

New leader for country’s biggest aviation union

E tū has a new leader at the helm of its Aviation division with the appointment of Marja Lubeck as Director of Aviation.

Queenstown convention lead leaves

Queenstown convention bureau manager Regan Pearce has left his position.

Geraint Martin appointed Te Papa chief executive

Geraint Martin has been appointed as the new chief executive of Te Papa. Mr Martin is currently the CEO of Counties Manukau District Health Board.

Graham Matthews to leave GM role at Auckland Airport

Graham Matthews, general manager airport development, is leaving Auckland Airport to focus on family matters in the UK.

Geri Fallon to head Tomahawk Taupo office

Auckland-based digital agency Tomahawk, which specialises on the tourism industry, is expanding operations in both New Orleans in the US and Taupo in NZ

Taieri Gorge Railway chief retires after 24 years service

Murray Bond is retiring from the role of CEO at Taieri Gorge Railway Limited (now trading as Dunedin Railways) on the 6th of October 2017.

Edie starts GM role at Crowne Plaza

Crowne Plaza Queenstown this week welcomes internationally-experienced hotelier Anna Edie to the position of general manager.

Queenstown’s mayor is now Real Journeys’ chairman – conflict of interest?

Is Queenstown mayor Jim Boult's recent appointment to chairman of one of the region's most prominent tourism companies, Real Journeys, a conflict of interest?

Auckland tourism boss Brett O’Riley resigns

Auckland promotion agency ATEED boss Brett O'Riley has resigned after five years in the job.

New Trustees for Destination Marlborough

Gavin Rutherford, Kiwirail’s Head of Customer Engagement and Scenic Journeys has been appointed a Trustee on the Destination Marlborough Board.

Crowne Plaza Queenstown welcomes new F&B Manager

Premier lakefront hotel, Crowne Plaza Queenstown, has welcomed Catherine Bodnar to the position of Food and Beverage Services Manager.

Air New Zealand loses deputy finance chief to Heartland

Heartland Bank has named Air New Zealand deputy finance boss David Mackrell as its new chief financial officer.

Destination Marlborough general manager steps down

Destination Marlborough's general manager, Tracy Johnston, has resigned from her position.

New chief executive appointed to lead Tourism New Zealand

Loyalty NZ's Stephen England-Hall has been appointed chief executive at Tourism New Zealand.

Qualmark takes on three new tourism specialists

Qualmark has appointed three new tourism specialists as part of its revamp, taking the number of assessors to ten.

Cameron Lawrence takes top job at Qualmark

Cameron Lawrence has been appointed general manager at Qualmark.
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