Marissa Fernandez, Managing Director at DMS Destination Marketing Services, has been named as the inaugural SITE Australia & New Zealand Chapter Representative on the 2024 International Board of Directors.
Kiwi couple Aaron and Danielle Geraets are the Lodge Managers running newly opened modern farmstay, Te Karaka Lodge in rural Waikato.
Tourism Tropical North Queensland (TTNQ) has appointed Tara Bennett (pictured) to the position of general manager - Partnerships and Events starting in early 2024.
The New Zealand International Convention Centre (NZICC) has appointed Tracey Ha as director of customer experience.
Ha will oversee all aspects of the NZICC's brand, marketing, communications and corporate social responsibility initiatives. This includes a targeted focus on sustainabilty, community impact and creating authentic cultural experiences for NZICC's clients and guests.
Ha Joins NZICC from Tataki Auckland Unlimited where she was group marketing manager overseeing destination marketing for the visitor economy, business events, major events and their cultural organisations (Auckland Zoo, Maritime Museum & Auckland Art Gallery.
Rick Crannitch is the new general manager for Naumi Hotels Wellington.
Crannitch has held previous general manager roles in Australia and New Zealand, most recently with Royce Hotel in Melbourne and Mayfair Hotel in Christchurch.
Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre have announced the appointment of Nathan Gardiner as the new head of technology and innovation.
The business events sector in Ōtautahi Christchurch is set to receive an international boost, following the appointment of Te Pae Christchurch general manager Ross Steele (pictured) to the International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) board.
The Waitangi National Trust has appointed Ben Dalton as chief executive of Waitangi Ltd from 1 September 2023.
Hospitality NZ President Nick Keene has announced Steve Armitage as the organisation’s new chief executive, effective from the 14th of August.
Lee Watkins has returned to Accor Hotels as the director of sales & marketing for Sofitel Auckland Viaduct Harbour & Sofitel Wellington. After 12 years, he returns to re-launch the Viaduct property while continuing to grow the success of Sofitel Wellington.
Charmaine Carroll’s is the new Hotel Manager Kaiwhakahaere Matua at Sudima Kaikōura is effective from 12 June.
Alannah Tamariki has been appointed the Executive Manager of The Langlands, Invercargill's new inner-city hotel.
Congress Rental have announced that Connor Lyttle has recently joined their Wellington office as an Audio Visual Technician. With a background in music production, Connor brings an invaluable set of skills and experience to the team.
Napier Conferences & Events have bid farewell to conferences and events manager, Jacqui D’Ath, after eight years of outstanding service to the business.
During this time she has played a key role in creating strong relationships within the industry as well as leading a skilled team of event organisers, through some particularly challenging times.
D’Ath’s wealth of knowledge and experience will be greatly missed by the team.
With farewells also comes new opportunity and Hayden Henderson has been appointed as acting conference and events manager.
Henderson has been working as manager for Napier’s largest accommodation provider, Kennedy Park Resort, for the past two-and-a-half years. He brings over 15 years of experience across the hotel and tourism industries, both in New Zealand and London, United Kingdom.
Kyle Habershon has joined Millennium Hotels and Resorts New Zealand at corporate office as the new National conference coordinator, to help with the increasing volume of conference enquiries.