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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.
Lincoln University professor of tourism David Simmons will retire on 30 June after 37 years with the university.
The resignations are the latest high-profile departures from the country’s beleaguered tourism industry.
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.
Tour operator software company Tourwriter has unveiled a new leadership structure, with Glenn Campbell and Pierre Malou becoming co-chief executives.
Arna Wahl Davies has been appointed chair of the Conventions and Incentives New Zealand-approved Professional Conference Organisers group.
Todd McClay has retained his shadow cabinet portfolios of tourism and trade under new National Party leader Todd Muller.
Napier Port’s capability & cruise manager Bruce Lochhead will leave the company after his role was disestablished.
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.
The Bed & Breakfast Association has named Donna Brooke as its new president, replacing Rayma Jenkins.
Gráinne Troute has been named at the new independent chair on the board at Tourism Industry Aotearoa.
Up to 160 redeployed workers are due to pick up jobs in 55 biosecurity and conservation projects.
The Covid-19 crisis has claimed its highest-profile tourism casualty yet.
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand has downsized its team following a business review triggered by the financial hit wrought by the Covid-19 crisis.
The agency has appointed a long-time staffer as general manager of the newly established team that is leading the restart of domestic tourism.
John Allen has also been chief executive of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand Post.
There have been no redundancies but most staff have had hours and pay cut, says the operator.
Air New Zealand has appointed Joe McCollum as its new chief people officer.
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.
Former Qantas executive Ian Jackson will take over from Richard Lauder while the hunt for a permanent placement continues.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 13 March 2020
Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce board chair Bridget Legnavsky has resigned to focus on her expanded responsibilities at Cardrona and Treble Cone.
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.
Doran Whaite has been named the new general manager for QT Auckland, opening mid-2020.
The agency’s director of marketing on leadership, and how role models, a supportive environment and hard work create success.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 6 March 2020
Haka Tourism Group has appointed Eve Lawrence as its new general manager to head up Haka Tours and ANZ Nature Tours.
Dale Stephens will meet NZMT this week to discuss his future with the organisation after deciding to run for Christchurch Central.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 28 February 2020
WellingtonNZ’s GM of regional development, destination and attraction on the challenges ahead for RTNZ.
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 travel trade sales and marketing specialist, Gil Abercrombie, has resigned.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 21 February 2020.
In a near job swap with former boss Graham Budd, Ann Lockhart has been named interim CEO of the RTO.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 14 February 2020.
The boss of one of the country’s biggest operators is stepping down – and leaving tourism – after TRENZ 2020.
Silversea Cruises’ managing director for Australia & New Zealand, Adam Armstrong, will depart the luxury cruise line later this year.
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.
Air New Zealand’s new chief executive officer, Greg Foran, officially starts at the airline today, 3 February 2020.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 31 January 2020.
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.
AccorHotels has appointed Prasheel Churi general manager of ibis Wellington.
Tourism Central Otago’s has appointed award-winning Quartz Reef winemaker Rudi Bauer to replace Dylan Rushbrook on its advisory board.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 24 January 2020.
Walker, who joined the organisation on 1 April 2018, will leave in June.
Ian Charlton is the new hotel manager for QT Wellington.
Tourism industry appointments for the week ending 17 January 2020
Julie White is the new chief executive of industry body Hospitality New Zealand.
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.
Go Orange’s general manager, Luke Taylor, is leaving the adventure operator.