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Tourism Holdings COO Jo Allison joins Ngāi Tahu
30 Jun 2020  

Tourism Holdings COO Jo Allison joins Ngāi Tahu

Allison will join the iwi entity as GM of corporate services and will also provide strategic and operational leadership to Ngāi Tahu’s tourism businesses.


University tourism stalwart retires after 37 years
29 Jun 2020   /

University tourism stalwart retires after 37 years

Lincoln University professor of tourism David Simmons will retire on 30 June after 37 years with the university.


Top executives resign from Tourism Holdings
17 Jun 2020   /

Top executives resign from Tourism Holdings

The resignations are the latest high-profile departures from the country’s beleaguered tourism industry.


Totally Tourism adds Potatau to team
9 Jun 2020  

Totally Tourism adds Potatau to team

Totally Tourism has recruited Cecil Potatau to join its sales team in a move that cements its commitment to a return of New Zealand’s international visitor markets.


Tourwriter appoints co-CEOs
3 Jun 2020   /

Tourwriter appoints co-CEOs

Tour operator software company Tourwriter has unveiled a new leadership structure, with Glenn Campbell and Pierre Malou becoming co-chief executives.


New chair for CINZ Approved PCO Group
29 May 2020   /

New chair for CINZ Approved PCO Group

Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed chair of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand-approved Professional Conference Organisers group.


McClay holds on to shadow tourism portfolio
26 May 2020   /

McClay holds on to shadow tourism portfolio

Todd McClay has retained his shadow cabinet portfolios of tourism and trade under new National Party leader Todd Muller.


Napier Port’s cruise manager let go
25 May 2020   /

Napier Port’s cruise manager let go

Napier Port’s capability & cruise manager Bruce Lochhead will leave the company after his role was disestablished.


Bringing the gig economy to tourism’s high-flyers
21 May 2020   /

Bringing the gig economy to tourism’s high-flyers

Employers wary of spending large salaries on senior staff as they try to repair their balance sheets could consider contracting in their executive skills, says Tourism Talent director Jason Hill.


B&B Association appoints new president
21 May 2020   /

B&B Association appoints new president

The Bed & Breakfast Association has named Donna Brooke as its new president, replacing Rayma Jenkins.


TIA appoints former SkyCity GM as chair
11 May 2020   /

TIA appoints former SkyCity GM as chair

Gráinne Troute has been named at the new independent chair on the board at Tourism Industry Aotearoa.


Workers redeployed on outdoor projects
11 May 2020   /

Workers redeployed on outdoor projects

Up to 160 redeployed workers are due to pick up jobs in 55 biosecurity and conservation projects.


Ngāi Tahu Tourism CEO Quinton Hall loses job
7 May 2020  

Ngāi Tahu Tourism CEO Quinton Hall loses job

The Covid-19 crisis has claimed its highest-profile tourism casualty yet.


CINZ restructure results in job losses
7 May 2020   /

CINZ restructure results in job losses

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand has downsized its team following a business review triggered by the financial hit wrought by the Covid-19 crisis.


TNZ appoints GM to lead domestic tourism restart
29 Apr 2020   /

TNZ appoints GM to lead domestic tourism restart

The agency has appointed a long-time staffer as general manager of the newly established team that is leading the restart of domestic tourism.


WREDA appoints former racing boss as CEO
29 Apr 2020   /

WREDA appoints former racing boss as CEO

John Allen has also been chief executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand Post.


Wage subsidy keeping staff in place – Wayfare
9 Apr 2020   /

Wage subsidy keeping staff in place – Wayfare

There have been no redundancies but most staff have had hours and pay cut, says the operator.


Air NZ bolsters board, appoints chief people officer
8 Apr 2020   /

Air NZ bolsters board, appoints chief people officer

Air New Zealand has appointed Joe McCollum as its new chief people officer.


Lauder in early exit from Wayfare
1 Apr 2020  

Lauder in early exit from Wayfare

Former Qantas manager Ian Jackson has taken over the reins at Wayfare with Richard Lauder vacating the position of chief executive earlier than his signalled post-TRENZ departure.


Wayfare appoints acting CEO
16 Mar 2020  

Wayfare appoints acting CEO

Former Qantas executive Ian Jackson will take over from Richard Lauder while the hunt for a permanent placement continues.


On the Job: 13 March 2020
13 Mar 2020   /

On the Job: 13 March 2020

Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 13 March 2020


Ignite Wanaka chair resigns to focus on ski fields role
13 Mar 2020  

Ignite Wanaka chair resigns to focus on ski fields role

Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce board chair Bridget Legnavsky has resigned to focus on her expanded responsibilities at Cardrona and Treble Cone.


IWD2020: CINZ’s Lisa Hopkins on self belief and supporting other women
10 Mar 2020   /

IWD2020: CINZ’s Lisa Hopkins on self belief and supporting other women

Conventions & Incentives New Zealand’s new CEO talks to us about her impressive career thus far, the importance of self belief and what it means to support other women so they can become role models. 


GM of new QT Auckland appointed
10 Mar 2020   /

GM of new QT Auckland appointed

Doran Whaite has been named the new general manager for QT Auckland, opening mid-2020.


IWD2020: Tourism NZ’s Brodie Reid on leadership and role models
9 Mar 2020   /

IWD2020: Tourism NZ’s Brodie Reid on leadership and role models

The agency’s director of marketing on leadership, and how role models, a supportive environment and hard work create success.


On the Job: 6 March 2020
6 Mar 2020   /

On the Job: 6 March 2020

Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 6 March 2020


Haka Tourism Group appoints new GM
5 Mar 2020  

Haka Tourism Group appoints new GM

Haka Tourism Group has appointed Eve Lawrence as its new general manager to head up Haka Tours and ANZ Nature Tours.


NZ Māori Tourism chair to run for office at general election
2 Mar 2020   /

NZ Māori Tourism chair to run for office at general election

Dale Stephens will meet NZMT this week to discuss his future with the organisation after deciding to run for Christchurch Central.


On the Job: 28 February 2020
28 Feb 2020   /

On the Job: 28 February 2020

Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 28 February 2020


WellingtonNZ’s David Perks on second time around as RTNZ chair
27 Feb 2020   /

WellingtonNZ’s David Perks on second time around as RTNZ chair

WellingtonNZ’s GM of regional development, destination and attraction on the challenges ahead for RTNZ.


YoungTEC appoints new leaders
25 Feb 2020   /

YoungTEC appoints new leaders

Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development’s product development manager, Zac Watson, has been appointed the new chair of the Young Tourism Export Council of New Zealand.


Enterprise Dunedin’s Abercrombie resigns
24 Feb 2020   /

Enterprise Dunedin’s Abercrombie resigns

Enterprise Dunedin’s travel trade sales and marketing specialist, Gil Abercrombie, has resigned.


On the Job: 21 February 2020
21 Feb 2020   /

On the Job: 21 February 2020

Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 21 February 2020.


DQ appoints interim chief executive
14 Feb 2020  

DQ appoints interim chief executive

In a near job swap with former boss Graham Budd, Ann Lockhart has been named interim CEO of the RTO.


On the Job: 14 February 2020
14 Feb 2020   /

On the Job: 14 February 2020

Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 14 February 2020.


Wayfare CEO Richard Lauder resigns
13 Feb 2020  

Wayfare CEO Richard Lauder resigns

The boss of one of the country’s biggest operators is stepping down – and leaving tourism – after TRENZ 2020.


Silversea bids bon voyage to Australia & NZ boss Armstrong
7 Feb 2020   /

Silversea bids bon voyage to Australia & NZ boss Armstrong

Silversea Cruises’ managing director for Australia & New Zealand, Adam Armstrong, will depart the luxury cruise line later this year.


Mike Moore a “champion for business, trade and tourism”
3 Feb 2020   /

Mike Moore a “champion for business, trade and tourism”

The Employers & Manufacturers association has paid tribute to former prime minister, Mike Moore, saying NZ has lost a great champion for business, trade and tourism, international relations.


First day for Foran at Air NZ
3 Feb 2020   /

First day for Foran at Air NZ

Air New Zealand’s new chief executive officer, Greg Foran, officially starts at the airline today, 3 February 2020.


On the Job: 31 January 2020
31 Jan 2020   /

On the Job: 31 January 2020

Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 31 January 2020.


Dundas departs Ngāti Whātua for ATEED
30 Jan 2020  

Dundas departs Ngāti Whātua for ATEED

Annie Dundas has left Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei Whai Rawa Limited to take up a role within Auckland Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development’s destination team.


Wellington hotel GM appointed
27 Jan 2020   /

Wellington hotel GM appointed

AccorHotels has appointed Prasheel Churi general manager of ibis Wellington.


Wine expert bolsters Tourism Central Otago advisory board
27 Jan 2020  

Wine expert bolsters Tourism Central Otago advisory board

Tourism Central Otago’s has appointed award-winning Quartz Reef winemaker Rudi Bauer to replace Dylan Rushbrook on its advisory board.


On the Job: 24 January 2020
24 Jan 2020   /

On the Job: 24 January 2020

Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 24 January 2020.


WellingtonNZ CEO Lance Walker resigns
23 Jan 2020   /

WellingtonNZ CEO Lance Walker resigns

Walker, who joined the organisation on 1 April 2018, will leave in June.


QT Wellington appoints hotel manager
21 Jan 2020   /

QT Wellington appoints hotel manager

Ian Charlton is the new hotel manager for QT Wellington.


On the Job: 17 January 2020
17 Jan 2020   /

On the Job: 17 January 2020

Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 17 January 2020


Julie White appointed Hospitality NZ CEO
16 Jan 2020   /

Julie White appointed Hospitality NZ CEO

Julie White is the new chief executive of industry body Hospitality New Zealand.


Tourism Waitaki directors reappointed
15 Jan 2020  

Tourism Waitaki directors reappointed

Mike McElhinney and Janine Tulloch have been reappointed to their roles on the board of the Waitaki District Council (WDC) council-controlled organisation, Tourism Waitaki.


Industry loses “emerging tourism leader” to Stanford
15 Jan 2020  

Industry loses “emerging tourism leader” to Stanford

Go Orange’s general manager, Luke Taylor, is leaving the adventure operator.