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Airport appointment highlights lack of diversity in NZ’s largest companies
24 Oct 2019   /

Airport appointment highlights lack of diversity in NZ’s largest companies

Former airline industry executive and professional company director Liz Savage has been elected to the board of Auckland Airport.


DQ appoints NZ business development and marketing manager
15 Oct 2019  

DQ appoints NZ business development and marketing manager

Sophie Archibald is the new business development and marketing manager, New Zealand, for Destination Queenstown.


Destination Queenstown fills western markets trade role
7 Oct 2019   /

Destination Queenstown fills western markets trade role

Destination Queenstown has found a new manager for its western market trade channels appointing Kate Baxter from Heli Glenorchy.


New chair for DQ, NTT’s Cave also joins board
2 Oct 2019  

New chair for DQ, NTT’s Cave also joins board

Skyline Enterprises director Richard Thomas has been elected the new board chair of Destination Queenstown.


Tourism Bay of Plenty director joins Air NZ board
1 Oct 2019   /

Tourism Bay of Plenty director joins Air NZ board

Tourism Bay of Plenty board director Laurissa Cooney has been appointed to the board of Air New Zealand.


Tourism Talent expands to Australia, Chris Flynn joins team
24 Sep 2019   /

Tourism Talent expands to Australia, Chris Flynn joins team

Tourism Talent has launched in Australia adding two new directors to its team.


Northland Inc appoints chief executive
20 Sep 2019  

Northland Inc appoints chief executive

Former NZ Maritime Museum chief executive Murray Reade has been appointed Northland Inc’s new chief executive.


Te Papa CEO Geraint Martin resigns
10 Sep 2019   /

Te Papa CEO Geraint Martin resigns

The hunt is on for a new chief executive for the Museum of New Zealand.


Sudima promotes to prep for 2020 expansion
6 Sep 2019   /

Sudima promotes to prep for 2020 expansion

The continued expansion of Sudesh Jhunjhnudwala’s Sudima Hotels group, which will open two more properties in the next 12 months, has led to a wave of promotions as well as new faces joining the business.


Hancock signs off from Destination Wairarapa
4 Sep 2019  

Hancock signs off from Destination Wairarapa

Destination Wairarapa’s boss, David Hancock, is stepping down from the tourism organisation after eight years at the helm.


Tourism names enter the fray for October’s local body elections
30 Aug 2019  

Tourism names enter the fray for October’s local body elections

Dive! Tutukaka founder Jeroen Jongejans is one of a number of well-known tourism industry names who have thrown their hats in the ring for October’s local body elections.


Air NZ appoints acting CEO
21 Aug 2019   /

Air NZ appoints acting CEO

Air New Zealand’s chief financial officer, Jeff McDowall, has been appointed acting chief executive.


Cordis Auckland snaps up Millbrook’s Almeida
15 Aug 2019  

Cordis Auckland snaps up Millbrook’s Almeida

Cordis Hotels and Resorts has appointed Millbrook Resort’s Adith Almeida to be its new director of corporate sales.


Elgan O’Donnell: Real Journeys’ new head of sales
14 Aug 2019  

Elgan O’Donnell: Real Journeys’ new head of sales

He may have led a globetrotting career but there is no place like home for Elgan O’Donnell.


Te Pae Christchurch unveils executive team
13 Aug 2019   /

Te Pae Christchurch unveils executive team

Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre has announced its full executive team as the $475m venue counts down the 13 months to opening.


Hollyer to join Bungy NZ as innovations manager
1 Aug 2019  

Hollyer to join Bungy NZ as innovations manager

The former Shotover Canyon Swing GM has taken a newly created role at AJ Hackett Bungy NZ.


Exec reshuffle signals further growth at Touch of Spice
30 Jul 2019   /

Exec reshuffle signals further growth at Touch of Spice

Luxury travel company, Touch of Spice, is positioning itself further growth undertaking an executive reshuffle which sees founder and chief executive, Jacqui Spice, move into a managing director role.


ATEED’s head of major events resigns
18 Jul 2019  

ATEED’s head of major events resigns

Stuart Turner is returning to Scotland for family reasons, says the agency.


Q&A with HBT’s new GM, Hamish Saxton
12 Jul 2019   /

Q&A with HBT’s new GM, Hamish Saxton

The Hawke’s Bay has lured the former Tourism Dunedin boss back from Toronto.


Saxton takes GM role at Hawke’s Bay Tourism
11 Jul 2019  

Saxton takes GM role at Hawke’s Bay Tourism

The former Tourism Dunedin CEO will fill the role vacated by Annie Dundas.


Akaroa tourism stalwart to check out of sector
11 Jul 2019   /

Akaroa tourism stalwart to check out of sector

An Akaroa businessman who has had a hand in establishing many of the Canterbury destination’s flagship tourism events is looking to exit the sector after more than 30 years.


Quickfall: I’ve gone full circle but Skyline is in good shape
9 Jul 2019   /

Quickfall: I’ve gone full circle but Skyline is in good shape

After resigning from Skyline, the former chair is buying back Totally Tourism off the operator.


Tuuta: Stability, continuity, evolution and change
15 May 2019   / /

Tuuta: Stability, continuity, evolution and change

Tourism NZ’s new chair on the evolution of the agency’s work.


Experience Co nabs Tourism Australia boss to be CEO
7 May 2019   /

Experience Co nabs Tourism Australia boss to be CEO

Experience Co has hired Tourism Australia boss John O’Sullivan to be its new chief executive.


Northland Inc appoints acting CEO
1 Apr 2019   /

Northland Inc appoints acting CEO

The combined EDA/RTO has appointed its GM of investment and infrastructure, Vaughan Cooper, as acting CEO.


Go Orange adds top commercial roles to drive US expansion
22 Mar 2019  

Go Orange adds top commercial roles to drive US expansion

Adventure activity group Go Orange is continuing on the expansion trail appointing a new head of sales and creating a new senior business development role as it eyes the lucrative US market.


Hawke’s Bay Tourism GM Annie Dundas resigns
6 Mar 2019   /

Hawke’s Bay Tourism GM Annie Dundas resigns

After eight years at the helm, Dundas is leaving to lead Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei’s new tourism venture.


Hutchins’ granddaughter appointed Destination Fiordland manager
14 Feb 2019   /

Hutchins’ granddaughter appointed Destination Fiordland manager

Destination Fiordland has appointed Madeleine Peacock to be its new tourism manager.


Weta bolsters tourism team as it preps for Auckland push
14 Feb 2019   /

Weta bolsters tourism team as it preps for Auckland push

Iconic kiwi brand Weta Workshop is beefing up its tourism team to get in shape for the opening of its new Auckland attraction next year.


New Conservation Authority chair announced
29 Jan 2019   /

New Conservation Authority chair announced

Edward Ellison is the new chair of the New Zealand Conservation Authority (NZCA), conservation minister Eugenie Sage announced today.


Northland Inc CEO resigns
25 Jan 2019  

Northland Inc CEO resigns

Northland Inc chief executive David Wilson has resigned from the regional economic development agency.


WREDA appoints Bridges chair, Maharey director
20 Dec 2018  

WREDA appoints Bridges chair, Maharey director

Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency has named businesswoman and professional director Tracey Bridges as its new chair.


Central Otago reveals members of new tourism board
14 Dec 2018   /

Central Otago reveals members of new tourism board

The experienced hands of Sue Sullivan, Mark Frood and Dylan Rushbrook will be shaping the future of tourism in Central Otago after being appointed to the region’s new six strong Tourism Advisory Board.


Reality TV queen joins Tourism West Coast board
7 Dec 2018   /

Reality TV queen joins Tourism West Coast board

Reality TV queen Dame Julie Christie has been appointed to Tourism West Coast’s board.


Tourism Holdings hires investment banker to be CFO
4 Dec 2018  

Tourism Holdings hires investment banker to be CFO

Tourism Holdings Limited has appointed Jennifer Bunbury to be its new chief financial officer.


Webjet chair sharpens Tourism NZ board
3 Dec 2018   /

Webjet chair sharpens Tourism NZ board

Tourism minister Kelvin Davis has appointed Roger Sharp to fill the last remaining vacancy on Tourism New Zealand’s board following the departure of three members earlier this year.


Whanganui & Partners appoints new CEO
23 Nov 2018  

Whanganui & Partners appoints new CEO

The combined EDA/RTO has hired the current chief executive of the NZ Veterinary Association, Mark Ward.


New GM to lead VisitorPoint in the New Year
19 Nov 2018  

New GM to lead VisitorPoint in the New Year

Travel information distributor VisitorPoint has announced a raft of internal changes including the appointment of a new general manager.


Heritage appoints new CityLife Auckland GM
11 Sep 2018   /

Heritage appoints new CityLife Auckland GM

Heritage Hotel Management Ltd has appointed Akash Sood the general manager of its flagship CityLife Auckland hotel. 


Lauder new Tourism Industry Aotearoa chair
10 Sep 2018   /

Lauder new Tourism Industry Aotearoa chair

Real Journeys chief executive Richard Lauder is the new chair of Tourism Industry Aotearoa.


Haka growth sees first CFO appointment
6 Sep 2018  

Haka growth sees first CFO appointment

Haka Tourism Group has appointed its first chief financial officer in what chief executive Ryan Sanders described as a “key appointment for the business”.


WREDA rejig promotes Heaton to new tourism lead role
6 Sep 2018   /

WREDA rejig promotes Heaton to new tourism lead role

Jo Heaton has been promoted to the newly created role of Tourism and Visitor Economy Manager in a restructuring of the Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency.


Jet Park Hotels bolsters team to prepare for growth
30 Aug 2018   /

Jet Park Hotels bolsters team to prepare for growth

Jet Park Hotels has made a raft of senior appointments in preparation for what it says will be future growth.


DGLT board lands Landl
29 Aug 2018  

DGLT board lands Landl

Tourism operator and entrepreneur Torben Landl has been appointed to the board of Destination Great Lake Taupo.


Whanganui & Partners GM resigns
22 Aug 2018  

Whanganui & Partners GM resigns

Philippa Ivory will leave the economic development agency on September 14.


Southern Discoveries hires GM sales and marketing
21 Aug 2018  

Southern Discoveries hires GM sales and marketing

Southern Discoveries has appointed Kerry Myers as its new general manager sales and marketing as the Queenstown and Milford Sound operator looks to further “expand and optimise” its operations.


SKYCITY appoints China BDM, targets Chinese CX
20 Aug 2018   /

SKYCITY appoints China BDM, targets Chinese CX

The Auckland-based operator is looking to boost its Chinese customer experience across its five NZ sites.


CFO’s illness behind delay of Tourism Holdings’ results
20 Aug 2018   /

CFO’s illness behind delay of Tourism Holdings’ results

Mark Davis is on medical leave and will miss the operator’s already delayed annual results announcement next Tuesday.


Destination Fiordland tourism manager to depart
20 Aug 2018  

Destination Fiordland tourism manager to depart

Destination Fiordland is on the hunt for a new tourism manager following the resignation of Sharon Salmons.


ServiceIQ appoints CEO
15 Aug 2018   /

ServiceIQ appoints CEO

The industry training body has hired AgResearch’s Andrew McSweeney to be its new CEO.