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Novotel appointment

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 11:16

Melissa Devine-Collins will join the Novotel New Plymouth Hobson as sales and marketing manager from late October. Devine-Collins has 15 years of experience in event management leading the events activity for New Plymouth District Council across a number of major and community events. She will oversee the opening of the Novotel and build relationships with both current and new clients.

Change in Queenstown

Tuesday, 15 September 2015 11:13

Libby Baron has been appointed the new marketing and partnerships manager at Southern Discoveries. She will implement marketing strategies across predominantly offline platforms and activity.
Baron joins Southern Discoveries from Destination Queenstown, where she worked as its communications and media executive. From her time at DQ, she’s gained a strong understanding of the tourism industry domestically and internationally.
She has been in Queenstown just over three years.

Love to Adventure World

Friday, 14 August 2015 11:42

Fiona Love has been appointed marketing manager for Adventure World while Louise Levesque is on maternity leave.
A seasoned traveller, Love studied Spanish at university and lived in Ecuador for a year, and says South America is her favourite destination. A 10 year background in marketing, her most previous role was marketing manager at La Fuga, a cycle travel company based in London.

Southcombe to ServiceIQ

Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:16

Mike Southcombe has recently joined ServiceIQ, ITO in the service sector.

Southcombe has many years’ experience in the retail travel industry, including manager of the Travel Managers Group which he founded in 2002.

In his new role, he is managing key accounts and developing new business in the travel and tourism sector.

Southcombe’s first priority is to help experienced consultants working at TAANZ bonded agencies to achieve recognition of their skills by gaining the National Certificate in Travel Level 4.

Lani Strathearn at ACB

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 08:52

Adelaide Convention Bureau has appointed Lani Strathearn as business development executive and representative for the New Zealand Market. She joins the bureau from venue management experience on Vancouver Island, and also a strong background in tourism having performed roles with Flight Centre and the hostel sector. She replaces Gemma Nelson who has moved to another role at the bureau.

Viresh Mathur to Heritage

Monday, 25 May 2015 16:18

Viresh Mathur is the new operations manager, Heritage Boutique Collection. He was most recently hotel manager at City Life Wellington for three years and before that was executive assistant manager at Heritage Christchurch. He started his career with the group at City Life Auckland.

Akash Sood has stepped into the hotel manager’s role at City Life Wellington. He was previously at James Cook Hotel.

Jo Meredith to HOT Events

Wednesday, 08 April 2015 14:59

HOT Events is back in Auckland, opening an office to be headed by account manager Jo Meredith. Although the head office is based in Christchurch, a substantial number of HOT Events’ key clients are Auckland based.

Meredith has previously worked as a professional conference organiser for Event Dynamics, sales manager for the SKYCITY Entertainment Group and as an event manager for The Edge (now Auckland Live).

HOT Events is the conference and incentive event division of the House of Travel Group.

Director of sustainability

Thursday, 02 April 2015 16:08

The Langham Hospitality Group has appointed Carman Ng to the new role of director of sustainability. Ng has been with Langham for more than four years where she has successfully developed a more structural approach to continue the hotel chain’s sustainability growth. This includes extending more leadership and innovation to the Langham Hospitality Group’s corporate sustainability programme Connect. Connect promotes and encourages sustainability through all aspects of business such as Connect Conferences which provides sustainable meeting solutions.