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Stanton to Travelport

Wendy Stanton is the new commercial manager for Travelport Pacific, based in Auckland.

A seasoned industry expert, Stanton was previously general manager for Acrossia and has also worked for airline GSA company The Walshe Group, managing various accounts including Royal Brunei Airlines.

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New at TEQ

Rachael Titter has been appointed marketing manager New Zealand for Tourism and Events Queensland, based in the Auckland office.

Titter was previously with Tourism Australia in Auckland, where she was instrumental in the implementation of the joint TA/TEQ Winter campaign and joint media and digital activity. She also has several years’ experience of  online and retail marketing.

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Andrews GM at Castaway

Steven Andrews is the new general manager of Castaway Island Fiji. Andrews joined Castaway Island as manager operations in 2005 and in 2012 was promoted to the position of resort manager.

Previously he has held positions of assistant resort manager and resort manager at Jean-Michel Cousteau Resort Fiji Island Resort.


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Destination NSW appointment

Penny La Belle is marketing executive, New Zealand with Destination NSW. La Belle has a wealth of experience in finance, administration support, and marketing support, with ten years’ tourism industry experience.

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Lassig to Daydream

Grace Lassig is the new director of sales for Daydream Island Resort and Spa in the Whitsundays.

Her most current role in North Queensland was at the Novotel Cairns Oasis Resort where she was director of sales and marketing and has more than 10 years experience in sales and business development roles within the hospitality industry in Australia and New Zealand.

She previously held roles at Mirvac Hotels and Resorts, far North Queensland, Hideway Resorts - Dunk Island and Bedarra Island; The Westin Auckland and Sheraton Noosa Resort and Spa.

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New GM at Mana

Ulrich Hoffgen is the new general manager for Mana Island Resort & Spa, Fiji.

A Resident of New Zealand, but originally from Germany, he brings with him over 19 years of industry experience in restaurants and resorts from around Asia, Europe, the South Pacific and United Emirates.

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New GM at NEXT Hotel Brisbane

Russell Durnell has just been appointed general manager of NEXT Hotel, Brisbane.

Opening in September 2014, the 304 room property is located in Queen Street Mall and has been designed specifically to address the needs of the business traveller.

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Tracy Martin DOSM Sofitel NZ

Tracy Martin is Director of Sales and Marketing for Sofitel New Zealand.  Based at Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour, Tracy will be responsible for the overall sales and marketing leadership for the Sofitel brand in New Zealand, including the openings of the upcoming Sofitel Wellington and Sofitel So Auckland.

Martin has extensive hospitality sales and marketing experience, particularly within the five star luxury hotel market.  She was most recently director of sales for Accor in the Auckland Region where her role saw her develop and manage several key accounts for Sofitel New Zealand.

Martin’s hotel career started in South Africa in 1990 and progressed into the luxury market with Red Carnation Collection as sales and marketing manager for the five star Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town,  followed by time as group sales & marketing manager for the award winning Mantis Collection, also based in Cape Town, South Africa.

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Chris Greive to head Flight Centre

Chris Greive has been appointed managing director, Flight Centre (NZ) Ltd. Greive headed FLT’s New Zealand business from 1990 to 2004 and also sat on FLT’s global board as an executive director from 2001 to 2004. He succeeds Mike Friend who is transferring to Canada as vice-president of product and wholesale.

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On the GO

Jess Ogg has joined the GO C&I team. She recently returned from living in Dubai and prior to this, she had been involved in the New Zealand events industry, responsible for conference and incentive groups travelling to destinations such Argentina, Australia, Beijing, the Cook Islands, Fiji, Las Vegas and Vancouver.

Ogg has also lived in Rarotonga, where she worked in weddings and events.

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Halpin returns to AAT Kings

Amy Halpin has been appointed groups and charter manager Australia and New Zealand for AAT Kings. The newly created role will see Halpin based in Sydney, but will oversee AAT Kings’ accommodated groups and coach charter teams and expand on opportunities throughout Australia and New Zealand.

Returning to AAT Kings, Halpin has previously worked for the company in reservations, retail and operations while in Australia and overseas.

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Auckland rep for Tahiti Tourisme

Moana McKeen will join Tahiti Tourisme as trade manager for New Zealand, when its representation changes hand from Coconuts Travel Marketing to Robert Thompson Enterprises on June 1. McKeen has a broker background with Flight Centre and will look after Tiare specialist agents, conduct in-store trainings, sales calls throughout New Zealand, offer wholesale training and escort Tahiti famils.

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