Bridget Upton has joined the team at Contiki, replacing Sam Morrah who has transferred to Contiki Australia.
Upton has been with Contiki for six years as a trip manager and also spent a year working with both Trafalgar and AAT Kings.
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.
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.
Ogg has also lived in Rarotonga, where she worked in weddings and events.
Global tourism group, JUCY has appointed Zoe Macfarlane to head of marketing.
With a strong tourism and insurance background, Macfarlane has recently held positions at Allianz Global Assistance and Marketing and 1Cover Travel Insurance.
She also over seven years in high level product management positions at GO Holidays, Adventure World and Travel Indochina.
Social media will be an important part of Macfarlane's portfolio. Currently JUCY has over 29,000 Facebook fans, 8,000 Twitter followers and nearly two million YouTube views.
Chanelle Garvey has been appointed to the position of sales and marketing director at the Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit.
Garvey has spent the previous seven years directing the sales and marketing efforts at the Sofitel Brisbane Central and then the Sofitel Philippine Plaza Manila. She has a multi-segment background including running substantial MICE-related commercial operations.
Since breaking into the hospitality industry in 1991, Garvey has also worked for the Sheraton, Stamford and Radisson hotel chains.
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.
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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