Melanie Watson is moving on from her role as commercial manager New Zealand in the Auckland office of Qatar Airways.
Sandy Botterill is the new general manager at GO C&I. Among other things, she will be focusing on growth strategies for the business, further meeting clients’ needs and innovations.
- Up on the roof...Paula Sundin,... Up on the roof...Paula Sundin,...
- Sharing in the success...Lisa Fitzgerald,... Sharing in the success...Lisa Fitzgerald,...
- David Libeau and Rachel Matarugic,... David Libeau and Rachel Matarugic,...
- Hannah Massie, Simon McKearney, Maddy... Hannah Massie, Simon McKearney, Maddy...
- Some of the marketing team....Marcela... Some of the marketing team....Marcela...
The travel industry doesn’t really need an excuse to have a drink, but helloworld came up with a good reason to ‘have a few quiets’ at Rydges Rooftop Bar last Thursday.
The annual Helloworld branded network gala awards dinner was held at Wellington’s Te Papa on Saturday night.
Well known Waikato agent Lynne Moore is retiring from travel after 18 years of owning and operating Harvey World Travel Dinsdale and The Travel Directors.
Having a passion for selling travel, a commercial background and the guidance of mentors are the keys for a good start in the industry, says Tracey LeeLewis, of helloworld Waipukurau.
Lee-Lewis is a finalist in the TAANZ National Travel Industry Awards 2018 and has been in the travel industry for nine months. She says that having travelled across the world, ‘though there are still many stones unturned,’ she is passionate about making others’ dreams comes true. ‘And working as a lawyer for the 10 years prior to my entry into the travel industry has given me a good commercial understanding of how a successful business operates. Plus with the help and guidance of an inspiring mentor – the helloworld family – I have been able to hit the ground running.’ She says holidays to Australia and the South Pacific are ‘bread and butter’ business. ‘But we also have a strong cruising clientele, river cruising in particular. My involvement in the running of the business will allow my business partner (and mother, Ellen Lee) to focus on tours and escorted group travel.
Sue and Paul Robinson didn’t take any heed of the naysayers when they first became travel agency store owners three years ago.
After a stint in insurance broking and then a successful property management come inbound tourism venture (especially around the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand), they looked for new opportunities.
‘I looked at franchise for the first time; we have always started our own businesses until then,’ says Sue Robinson.
New Zealand suppliers, particularly hoteliers, are being urged to ‘get creative’ on the eve of New Zealand’s biggest tourism showcase.
TRENZ 2017 kicks off officially tonight but last night helloworld Travel Limited got in early by hosting 70 inbound and wholesale partners to a function at Pilkingtons in Auckland.
Joe McCormick, helloworld’s general manager procurement, says inbound business through divisions such as aot and a.t.s Pacific continues to grow but is hamstrung by the well-publicised lack of hotel
helloworld has just announced that a further three existing franchisees now own multiple stores within the helloworld branded network.
The company says more are on the way as business owners recognise the profit potential of multi store ownership at helloworld.
The end of the March financial year saw three helloworld stores added to the ranks of multi store owners. helloworld St Heliers is now owned by Bruce Blacklock, who also owns helloworld Lambton Quay, helloworld Wanganui is now owned by Paul and Sue