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Watch: Air NZ CEO Chris Luxon resigns
19 Jun 2019   /

Watch: Air NZ CEO Chris Luxon resigns

Luxon says he will consider a career in “corporate life, politics or a not for profit” after he leaves on September 25.


FWA looks again to fill “Auckland salary” GM role
18 Jun 2019  

FWA looks again to fill “Auckland salary” GM role

After a seven month search for a general manager in 2017 that attracted national media attention, Taumarunui’s Forgotten World Adventures is again seeking to fill the role.


Tourism NZ abandons search for creative director
13 Jun 2019  

Tourism NZ abandons search for creative director

Tourism New Zealand has abandoned its hunt for a creative and content director after almost a year searching to fill the post.


Cordelle takes the plunge at Canyon Swing
6 Jun 2019   /

Cordelle takes the plunge at Canyon Swing

Well-known Queenstown tourism industry talent, Stu Cordelle, has taken the helm of Shotover Canyon Swing and Canyon Fox as general manager.


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.


Meghan Blair returns to tourism as NZSki GM Sales & Marketing
9 May 2019   /

Meghan Blair returns to tourism as NZSki GM Sales & Marketing

Queenstown’s NZSki Limited has hired Meghan Blair to be its new general manager of sales and marketing.


Auckland Airport appoints GM technology and marketing
8 May 2019   /

Auckland Airport appoints GM technology and marketing

Auckland Airport has appointed Jonathan Good its new general manager of technology and marketing.


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.


Edgewater hires new GM
7 May 2019  

Edgewater hires new GM

Wanaka’s Edgewater resort has appointed Catherine Bone to be its new general manager.


KiwiRail switches chair out to be CEO
6 May 2019   /

KiwiRail switches chair out to be CEO

Greg Miller steps down from the chairing the board to taking the helm at the rail and ferry operator.


Jamie Tuuta to stay in post as Tourism NZ chair
2 May 2019   /

Jamie Tuuta to stay in post as Tourism NZ chair

Tuuta took up the role on an interim basis when Dame Kerry Prendergast exited at the end of March.


TIA hires Tourism Storyteller
2 May 2019  

TIA hires Tourism Storyteller

TIA has hired its first Tourism Storyteller to get the sector’s message out to the wider New Zealand public.


Earth & Sky appoints head of Lake Tekapo observatory
26 Apr 2019   /

Earth & Sky appoints head of Lake Tekapo observatory

The new boss will join the $10m attraction in June, a month before the stargazing experience is due to open.


DQ chair, Canyon Swing GM Matt Hollyer to leave both roles
18 Apr 2019   / /

DQ chair, Canyon Swing GM Matt Hollyer to leave both roles

DQ chair and general manager of Shotover Canyon Swing and Canyon Fox, Matt Hollyer, is leaving both roles.


Alpine hires former fisheries CEO as group business manager
18 Apr 2019  

Alpine hires former fisheries CEO as group business manager

The Wallis family’s Alpine Group has appointed independent director and former Moana NZ fisheries CEO Carl Carrington to be its new group business manager. 


Qantas International CEO resigns
12 Apr 2019   /

Qantas International CEO resigns

Alison Webster has resigned as chief executive of Qantas International.


All change at Northland Inc tourism team
12 Apr 2019   /

All change at Northland Inc tourism team

Northland Inc’s trade marketing manager Karly Bent is leaving the combined EDA/RTO as the agency undergoes a number of staff changes at its tourism team.


Air NZ appoints chief digital officer
2 Apr 2019   /

Air NZ appoints chief digital officer

London Stock Exchange advisor Jennifer Sepull takes over from the award winning Avi Golan.


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.


Interim chair appointed for TNZ board
21 Mar 2019   /

Interim chair appointed for TNZ board

Jamie Tuuta has been appointed interim chair of the Tourism New Zealand board and will take up the role when current chair, Dame Kerry Prendergast, steps down at the end of the month.


Go Orange adds top commercial roles to drive US expansion
21 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.


Heritage announces Queenstown GM
14 Mar 2019   /

Heritage announces Queenstown GM

Heritage Hotel Management has appointed Kevin Kluts to be the new general manager of Heritage Queenstown.


Destination Great Lake Taupō appoints new GM
13 Mar 2019   /

Destination Great Lake Taupō appoints new GM

Jane Wilson, the former GM marketing at Tourism Tropical North Queensland, is to lead the Taupō RTO.


Auckland iwi snaps up HBT’s Dundas, preps for push into tourism
7 Mar 2019   /

Auckland iwi snaps up HBT’s Dundas, preps for push into tourism

Annie Dundas, general manager of Hawke’s Bay Tourism, has resigned.


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.


Distinction hires Marlborough’s Moriarty to head former Hotel Coachman
28 Feb 2019   /

Distinction hires Marlborough’s Moriarty to head former Hotel Coachman

Distinction Group has appointed Travis Moriarty to lead the operator’s newly-acquired Distinction Palmerston North Hotel & Conference Centre, formerly known as the Hotel Coachman.


Burt appointed head of destination for Northland Inc
27 Feb 2019  

Burt appointed head of destination for Northland Inc

Waitangi Treaty Grounds’ business development manager will soon lead destination marketing for the region.


Venture Southland boss steps down ahead of RDA launch
27 Feb 2019   /

Venture Southland boss steps down ahead of RDA launch

The chief executive of Venture Southland, Paul Casson, is stepping down ahead of the launch of the region’s new regional development agency.


Pūkaha hires all-new marketing team to boost visitor numbers
25 Feb 2019   /

Pūkaha hires all-new marketing team to boost visitor numbers

Pūkaha National Wildlife Centre has hired an all-new marketing team to help boost visitor numbers and expand its conservation work.


Coughlan stands down from GM role
21 Feb 2019  

Coughlan stands down from GM role

Glenys Coughlan is standing down from her role as general manager of Tourism Central Otago.


Cairns convention head to lead Te Pae Christchurch
21 Feb 2019   /

Cairns convention head to lead Te Pae Christchurch

The general manager of Cairns Convention Centre, Ross Steele, will take the reins at Te Pae Christchurch. 


Edgewater GM resigns
21 Feb 2019  

Edgewater GM resigns

Brown, who started in the general manager role almost a year ago, plans to return to Tasmania to be closer to family.


Tourism NZ hires Hasbro VP to lead Americas and Europe
14 Feb 2019   /

Tourism NZ hires Hasbro VP to lead Americas and Europe

Tourism New Zealand has filled one its most senior roles hiring American toy company Hasbro’s vice president of global brand strategy and marketing, Sarah Handley.


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.


Immink runs for mayor, urges operators “to get involved”
5 Feb 2019   /

Immink runs for mayor, urges operators “to get involved”

Former Tourism Export Council NZ chief executive Lesley Immink is planning to join Whakatāne’s mayoral race.


US industry veteran to lead Tourism Holdings’ TH2
1 Feb 2019   / /

US industry veteran to lead Tourism Holdings’ TH2

One year after launch, thl’s global digital RV platform, TH2, has a new CEO.


Air NZ poaches Goldman Sachs lawyer
1 Feb 2019  

Air NZ poaches Goldman Sachs lawyer

Air New Zealand has appointed Goldman Sachs’ executive director and senior counsel, Jennifer Page, to be the airline’s top lawyer.


The Aussie in charge of Kiwi Experience
31 Jan 2019  

The Aussie in charge of Kiwi Experience

Tourism Holdings has appointed Tim Loxton its new general manager of its Kiwi Experience business.


Full circle for new CityLife Wellington manager
30 Jan 2019   /

Full circle for new CityLife Wellington manager

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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.


DOC revamps tourism unit, appoints new head
23 Jan 2019   /

DOC revamps tourism unit, appoints new head

The Department of Conservation has restructured its Recreation, Tourism and Heritage unit and has appointed a new director of the reformed division.


KiwiRail ramps tourism ambitions with heavyweight panel
23 Jan 2019   /

KiwiRail ramps tourism ambitions with heavyweight panel

TNZ chair Dame Kerry Prendergast is among the experts brought in to advise the operator.


Hotel groups make senior Auckland appointments
22 Jan 2019   /

Hotel groups make senior Auckland appointments

Naumi, Swiss-Belhotel and Heritage Hotels announce senior hires.


Tourism Holdings appoints SKYCITY’s Hamilton to board
22 Jan 2019   /

Tourism Holdings appoints SKYCITY’s Hamilton to board

Tourism Holdings has appointed SKYCITY’s chief financial officer, Rob Hamilton, to its board as an independent director.


Airport appoints former PM chief of staff to board
22 Jan 2019   /

Airport appoints former PM chief of staff to board

Wellington International Airport Limited has appointed Wayne Eagleson to its board.


QAC appoints CFO
21 Jan 2019   /

QAC appoints CFO

Queenstown Airport Corporation has appointed Andrew Williamson its new chief financial officer and company secretary.


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.