Air New Zealand – Tourism Executive (12 months fixed term)

Posted by - May 24th, 2017

Tourism Executive (12 month Fixed Term)

Air New Zealand has a clear and compelling strategy to drive sustainable, profitable growth across the Air New Zealand Group. Tourism is at the heart of the business and plays a critical role in the company’s overall commercial success.

The Tourism Partnerships and Market Development team leads initiatives to develop tourism to New Zealand, working in partnership with Air New Zealand’s offshore regions and the tourism industry. We are now recruiting a Tourism Executive for a 12-month maternity leave cover. The Tourism Executive role is responsible for coordinating travel, events and sponsorships that support distribution of New Zealand tourism product, developing new niche markets that drive value for Air New Zealand and demonstrating Air New Zealand’s contribution to tourism.  This role will also assist the Manager Tourism Partnerships and Market Development Manager – Inbound with overall planning and implementation of tourism and market development activity.

As a marketing professional in the travel or tourism industry, you will know the roles key industry organisations play and understand the sales distribution channels within the travel industry. You are ideally in a marketing or communications role in travel or tourism and have good working knowledge of using Carina or QIK for organising travel. You enjoy applying your excellent written communication skills to developing content for newsletters, websites, presentations and press releases. You are accustomed to multi-tasking and working across various different projects as you enjoy a diverse, fast-paced environment.

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InterCity New Zealand

Posted by - May 15th, 2017

We have been transporting Kiwis and international visitors around New Zealand for more than 30 years. Today we operate New Zealand’s largest passenger transport network with the combined networks of InterCity, GreatSights and Gray Line. Together InterCity and GreatSights connect to more than 600 destinations nationwide, with over 130 services every day.

InterCity offers quality point to point bus transport on modern vehicles at economic fares nationwide, with fares starting from just $1 (plus booking fee) on all services. All our buses are equipped with free WiFi.

GreatSights and Gray Line provide premium coach services between major cities and to and from New Zealand’s key tourist destinations.

Waka Tours Abel Tasman

Posted by - May 9th, 2017

Waka – a truly unique experience

Experience a truly unique cultural experience that is suitable for all ages and abilities.

Our trips run from Kaiteriteri, the gateway to the Abel Tasman National Park.

Come join us for a truly unique cultural experience that’s suitable for all ages. We are happy to cater to group of 10+.

Chief Executive Role TECNZ

Posted by - May 1st, 2017

The Tourism Export Council of New Zealand (TECNZ) invites expressions of interest for the role of Chief Executive Officer.

TECNZ is an Incorporated Society representative and is governed by a member elected governance Board.  The CEO role is currently based in Wellington.

As a trade membership organisation, TECNZ represents and supports the interests of the inbound tourism industry. TECNZ’s memberships comprises of inbound tourism operators, tourism product suppliers and tourism service businesses and organisations.

The CEO shall be responsible and accountable for leading and managing excellence in all aspects of the organisation and to report to the Board in a timely and efficient manner.

Candidates should have extensive tourism experience at a senior level, be an effective communicator at all levels, including advocating to government and other stakeholder groups on behalf of members. The candidate should be able to demonstrate excellent leadership and management experience.

This is a hands-on role and will suit strategic thinking candidates who have strong operational and administration skills yet able to develop and manage relationships at senior levels within a range of associated organisations.

Applications close Wednesday 31 May 2017. Expressions of interest are invited to apply to:

Martin Horgan

Chairman – Tourism Export Council of New Zealand

Tourism Export Council NZ CEO Resigns

Posted by - May 1st, 2017

Tourism Export Council NZ (TECNZ) Chairman Martin Horgan has today confirmed the resignation of
CEO Lesley Immink after six years leading the organisation.

“Lesley has been an inspiring leader and shown great vision to strategically develop TECNZ into a
position where TECNZ’s profile and influence both within and outside of our industry provides real
relevance to our members, the wider industry and in Wellington.”

“Lesley has been a fantastic communicator and networker and those skills and effort have opened
many doors and opportunities for TECNZ over the last six years. Her ability to manage independence
vs. alignment of our association with many influencers both inside and outside the industry means
she leaves the association in a strong position.”

“Her advocacy skills in representing the best interests of the tourism industry will stand her in good
stead as she explores a new opportunity in the world of national politics. On behalf of the Board we
wish to thank Lesley for her work and commitment to success, and wish her all the very best in her
new endeavours.”

Lesley will leave us in July (date to be determined) and we will immediately implement a recruitment
process for a new CEO.

International Tour Escort Work Visa Exemption Approved

Posted by - May 1st, 2017

Immigration New Zealand has announced a range of changes to the Immigration New Zealand
Operational Manual and among them a work visa exemption for international tour escorts much to
gratification of inbound tour operators.

Amendment Circular 2017-05, has most of the changes effective from 8 May 2017, with amendments
related to a new visitor visa for international tour escorts coming into effect on 22 May 2017.

Chief Executive Lesley Immink of the Tourism Export Council NZ (TECNZ) is rapt with the outcome
and indicates that it is reflective of the good communication and increased understanding between
TECNZ and Immigration/customs officials in recognising the value that the sector provides to New

“These changes will mean that tour escorts will be able to travel to New Zealand as visitors .
Previously, policy required that tour escorts hold work visas, so this change will mean easier visa
applications for tour escorts from visa-required countries (who will be eligible to apply for visitor visas
rather than work visas), and visa-free travel to NZ for tour escorts from visa-waiver countries.

This brings international tour escorts in line with other work visa exemption groups including: business
sales representatives, visiting sports teams, events, conference and entertainment staff and
management teams.”

A tour escort has a different role from a tour guide and persons intending to travel to New Zealand as
a tour guide are required to obtain a work visa.

More information can be found on the INZ website or contact Lesley Immink.

Tourism Industry Cautions Government To Ignore Freshwater Concerns At Own Peril!

Posted by - May 1st, 2017


Tourism Export Council NZ (TECNZ) has submitted to the Clean Water consultation document and
is concerned that we are heading down a path where freshwater quality could lead to
reputational damage to our ‘clean green’ marketing promise we share with the world.

Our country’s freshwater policy must reflect the love and connection our people have with their
rivers, streams and lakes by putting in place meaningful limits and strong legal protection to
support the work of councils and communities.

Instead, the Clean Water consultation document, which indicates 90% of New Zealand’s rivers will
be swimmable by 2040, is a mass of smoke and mirrors which fails to address responsibility for
fresh water-ways pollution.

The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management (NPS-FM) in its current form is
nothing more than a PR-stunt from Government who continue to ignore scientists and expert
opinion re the state of our freshwater. The NPS-FM does not address the serious problems facing
our waterways and, in fact, will make them worse.

To add insult to injury, as an amendment to the Resource Management Act (RMA), government
have craftily included “economic well-being and productive economic opportunities” criteria for
Regional Councils who make freshwater allocation and protection decisions. The changes will
effectively undermine environmental protection in the existing freshwater policy statement by
requiring “economic well-being and productive economic opportunities” to be given the same
status as the environment.

TECNZ (like TIA) were stunned to see that the tourism industry is not being perceived as one of
the industries that rely on fresh water quality in the economic criteria used to identify vulnerable
catchments for water bodies appropriate for applying for the Freshwater Improvement Fund. This
shows a disappointing lack of understanding of the importance of fresh water to the tourism
industry and how important the tourism industry is to the New Zealand economy.

CEO Lesley Immink adds “it’s incredible that Government is solely focused on protecting the
economic wealth of an industry sector that continues to pollute the environment. There is no
point of any mitigation measures if the root cause of waterway degradation is allowed to
continue at the rate the Government is encouraging.”

“Clean water is the essence of life. It’s vital for us every single day personally, and for us as a
country to be able to enjoy the benefits socially, culturally and economically. The people of New
Zealand are starting to take notice and it won’t be long before our international reputation is
damaged and we’ll have to suffer the consequences.”

Mt Ruapehu – Whakapapa & Turoa Ski Areas

Posted by - April 11th, 2017

Step onto the side of NZ’s largest active volcano, Mt Ruapehu. Situated within a dual World Heritage listing National Park, this spiritually and culturally significant maunga (mountain) is the highest in the North Island. You will be awestruck at the inspiring views and geological features when you take a scenic ride on two chairlifts to Knoll Ridge, New Zealand’s highest cafe. Sip on a latte or indulge in a glass of wine while you absorb the unlimited vista, hike the unique volcanic trails or learn about the history and stories of the maunga.

Whakapapa ski area on the north west slopes of My Ruapehu is New Zealand’s largest ski area, with more than 65 trails across 1050 hectares.

Turoa ski area on the south western slopes of Mt Ruapehu has Australasia’s longest vertical descent and New Zealand’s highest lift – the ”highnoon Express’.

Tomahawk – Social Media Manager

Posted by - April 5th, 2017

Promoting tourism businesses on Social Media is a dream come true job for any Social Media Manager!

This role is for someone with experience in planning creative and effective social media strategies across multiple platforms that highlight our customers’ brand and provide the ROI they deserve.

You will need to be hungry to learn and challenge yourself to stay on top of the ever-changing social landscape. New apps? You’ve already installed them. Algorithm updates? You’re ahead of the curve and adapting them before our clients or their competitors do.

You are a curator extraordinaire, a planner, a strategist and you are motivated by the results you and the team can achieve when a campaign goes off across all measurements.

You’re a strong writer with attention to detail, and you love hunting for new and innovative ways to leverage every tool and tactic the various social platforms provide. Tracking and measuring results based on data needs is an addiction.

Although the company has a phenomenal creative team, design and content experience is a strong asset that is valued in this role.

You’ll be managing clients from strategy development to channel engagement to ad campaigns, and interact with tourism clients on a global scale.

We’re looking for a social media extraordinaire with minimum 3+ years of experience who can hit the ground running. You’ll join a team of creative marketing and tourism professionals, where every day is an exciting new adventure.

Agency and/or tourism industry experience is a bonus, as is Weibo experience.

Core Skills

  • Facebook Business Manager – you live and breathe it
  • Ad campaigns management
  • Hootsuite
  • Pinterest, Snapchat, Linkedin
  • Content Management Systems
  • Strategy Development
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Google Analytics
  • Project Management
  • Content Production

Facebook Certification – Blueprint Certification preferred but not required

Our North Auckland office is centrally located with a park next to us, a beach not far and lots of cafes within walking distance. Our office coffee is great, our Friday afternoon celebrations are even better. We have a great team culture of “T-Hawks”, with offices in the United States and New Zealand.

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Air New Zealand – Group Sales Account Manager

Posted by - March 30th, 2017

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