Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency has named businesswoman and professional director Tracey Bridges as its new chair.
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 Dame Julie Christie has been appointed to Tourism West Coast’s board.
Tourism Holdings Limited has appointed Jennifer Bunbury to be its new chief financial officer.
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.
The combined EDA/RTO has hired the current chief executive of the NZ Veterinary Association, Mark Ward.
Travel information distributor VisitorPoint has announced a raft of internal changes including the appointment of a new general manager.
Heritage Hotel Management Ltd has appointed Akash Sood the general manager of its flagship CityLife Auckland hotel.
Real Journeys chief executive Richard Lauder is the new chair of Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Haka Tourism Group has appointed its first chief financial officer in what chief executive Ryan Sanders described as a “key appointment for the business”.
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 has made a raft of senior appointments in preparation for what it says will be future growth.
Tourism operator and entrepreneur Torben Landl has been appointed to the board of Destination Great Lake Taupo.
Philippa Ivory will leave the economic development agency on September 14.
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.
The Auckland-based operator is looking to boost its Chinese customer experience across its five NZ sites.
Mark Davis is on medical leave and will miss the operator’s already delayed annual results announcement next Tuesday.
Destination Fiordland is on the hunt for a new tourism manager following the resignation of Sharon Salmons.
The industry training body has hired AgResearch’s Andrew McSweeney to be its new CEO.
Weta Workshop’s head of tourism, Jake Downing, has joined the Tourism Export Council board as an allied member representative replacing Ngai Tahu Tourism’s Stephen Lester.
Tourism New Zealand’s general manager of Americas and Europe is returning to New Zealand opening up one of the most important roles in the country’s tourism industry.
The Rutherford Hotel Nelson has appointed a new general manager to replace the late Bevan McGillicuddy.
P&O Cruises has announced the appointment of Gabby Oliver as a dedicated Business Development Manager for New Zealand coinciding with the line’s record 2018 season of sailings from Auckland.