Destination Manager – Kaikōura
Permanent Full Time
Are you an experienced tourism professional looking for a sea change?
Imagine immersing yourself in the incredible and unique environment of Kaikōura and being part of a small tight knit community. Kaikōura is the perfect location for exploring the Top of the South & enjoying a lifestyle that is truly paradise for the active adventurer.
With a backyard that most of the world can only dream about, have you considered the challenge and the rewards that living in Kaikōura might offer you?
Destination Kaikōura is seeking a tourism professional for the role of Destination Manager to lead the Kaikōura tourism industry and the promotion of this internationally recognised destination.
Key responsibilities are the development and management of the destination management and marketing plans, and the implementation and advancement of the long-term objectives of the RTO.
You will nurture internal and external partnerships at a local, national and international level, working with key partners across the Canterbury region to ensure a recovering tourism sector is supported, enhancing Kaikōura’s reputation as an iconic destination.
You will have a good understanding of the tourism sector including international and domestic channels to market, travel trade, product development, the importance of sustainability and community licence to operate.
Ideally you have an existing network within the industry in New Zealand at a senior level. This role plays an important leadership role in the community supporting the Board and Kaikōura District Council in the promotion and tourism management of the destination.
You will play a pivotal role in developing a sustainable visitor economy that takes full account of its current and future impacts in the economic social, cultural, and environmental areas of the destination, addressing the needs of visitors, the industry & the local community.
The role supports the region in providing tourism leadership and demonstrating how tourism critically contributes to Kaikōura’s strategic priorities.
Qualification, Knowledge & Experience
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