‘It’s early days but the night had a really positive vibe to it and hopefully it’s the start of great things – not only for TIME but also the industry,’ says Marg Spiro of TIME NZ.
The following mentees graduated on Tuesday night from intake three and four of the TIME programme:
Richard Walshe, The Thistle Inn, mentor: Bill Mathews, independent consultant; Alex Hannagan, Travel Associates, mentor: Lindy Christian, Our World; James Leslie, Air New Zealand, mentor: Andrew Gay, independent consultant; Lauren Baclig, ATPI, mentor: Leanne Cheeseman, United Airlines; Liz Grossman, FWWC23, mentor: Andrew Dale, Indicator Consulting; Puretu Puangi, Crown Institute of Studies, mentor: Sarah Porter, Wild Earth Travel.
They all gave a short presentation during the graduation and induction ceremony at Crown Institute of Studies in Auckland.
Four new mentees joined the programme on 12 April:
Hilary Sumner, Air New Zealand, mentor: Grant Bevin, APTI; Karen McIntosh, NZ Travel Brokers, mentor: Rob Macready, travel&co; Narissa Phipps, First Light Travel, mentor: Brendan Drury; and Teresa Holdaway, Avis Budget, mentor: Dave Nicholson.
Aussie Specialist Program (made up of Tourism Australia and state and territory partners) provided some fine Australian wines for guests to enjoy along with a lucky draw prize – a box of six fine Australian wines delivered to the door of the winner, Brendan Drury.
It was also revealed that Expedia TAAP is offering a TIME scholarship to help foster and retain people within the travel industry.
This full scholarship covers full TIME programme fees for six months of dedicated, tailored mentoring plus the ongoing benefits available once graduated.
TIME NZ has also announced the extension to the strategic partnership with Globus Family of Brands for a further 12 months.
This formalises the already existing strong relationship between Globus Family of Brands and TIME NZ.
Expedia TAAP and TIME NZ will offer a full scholarship for the next intake in June 2022. Applications are now open: email@example.com