Adventure Group Limited, operating as Canyon Explorers, has decided to hibernate normal operations from Monday 15 February.
Managing director Stefan Crawford said it had been ‘a tough but necessary call’ given the ongoing decline in visitors to Queenstown over the coming months and the uncertainty around a trans-Tasman bubble.
He says Canyon Explorers has been doing its best to navigate through its first domestic-only season, adjusting offers to encourage Kiwis to ‘Do Something New’.
Carl Amos is now general manager, Mi-pad Hotel Queenstown. He joins the hotel from Hospitality New Zealand where he was marketing, communications and events manager.
Prior to this, Amos was based in Wellington at Tourism Industry Aotearoa leading the partnerships area, the commercial component for the delivery of TIA’s annual key tourism events. Before returning to New Zealand, Amos was based in Fiji and Samoa with roles at Six Senses Fiji, South Sea Cruises Fiji and Starwood Hotels & Resorts in Samoa. He began his tourism career with Air
Destination Queenstown will launch a ‘dream, plan, book’ winter campaign on 1 June to stimulate demand for Kiwis to travel post-lockdown.
This includes a new hero campaign video that showcases the Queenstown winter experience, followed by targeted promotional content to communicate Queenstown’s offering and deals to different segments. Hero product and member deals will then be promoted to drive traffic to queenstownNZ.nz and generate referrals.
Wyndham Hotel Group yesterday signed its second hotel in Queenstown, helping to plug a shortage of accommodation in the city.
Construction is under way on Wyndham Garden Remarkables, which is slated to open in May next year.
It will be the second Wyndham Garden destination in New Zealand, and Wyndham Hotel Group’s tenth hotel in the country.