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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hudson Mitchell is the new director of sales InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa. A fourteen-year hotel veteran, Mitchell is the first Fijian citizen to hold this position since the resort opened in 2009.
Joining the resort from his role of DOS at Namale Resort & Spa in Savusavu, Mitchell will be responsible for the resorts strategic sales objectives and maximizing profitability through exceptional guest experiences.
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