Aussie Specialist Trainer, Daniel Wright recently sat down with a current mentee of the TIME NZ programme, Alex Hannagan, to discuss the benefits of TIME and why people should apply.
This follows TIME NZ’s partnership with Tourism Australia to offer the inaugural Aussie Specialist Scholarship to members of the wider travel industry.
Tourism Australia is reminding New Zealand agents about the relaunched Aussie Specialist Program.
The programme, which is run in conjunction with Australia’s State and Territory Tourism Organisations, has been given a new look and feel in its 32nd year with greater personalisation, faster qualifying times and shorter, more interactive training modules.
Tourism Australia managing director, Phillipa Harrison says the investment comes after many frontline travel sellers turned to the Aussie Specialist Program over the past 18 months to learn and position themselves as champions for Australian travel once borders re-open.
Tourism Australia recently appointed Daniel Wright as Aussie Specialist Program trainer for New Zealand, based in Auckland.
Wright’s most recent role was senior marketing executive at South Australia Tourism Commission, based in London since January 2018. He brings more than 10 years of experience working in the travel industry, working for brands such as Flight Centre and Jucy Rentals, along with other luxury and specialist our operators.
Tourism Australia is set to appoint an Aussie Specialist Programme (ASP) trainer in the New Zealand market. The recruitment process is underway now. For all non-ASP related business the contact will be TA’s Sydney-based general manager domestic and New Zealand Andrew Hutchinson and his team.
Phillipa Harrison, TA’s managing director, says the move reflects the importance of personal meetings now that the trans Tasman bubble has opened.