Winter is here! After a busy summer we’re pleased to finally be enjoying a bit of snow! Here’s a quick update of what we’ve been doing over the last few months.
VisitorPoint National Conference
This year we were pleased to host our first ever business wide conference. VisitorPoint staff from Northland to Southland came together for two full days of business updates, discussions, planning, mingling and celebration in our bustling Christchurch warehouse. The team were invited to stay on for the weekend to enjoy the beautiful ‘new & vibrant’ Christchurch, so thank you to our clients who made sure they enjoyed the best Christchurch tourism has to offer!
Our thanks also to great sponsors from within the industry who helped us prepare some incredible Tiaki promise recyclable ketes, with keep cups along with other sustainable giveaways for all our staff.
Committing to Living Wage
VisitorPoint officially committed to paying all our staff the Living Wage from July 1, 2019.
All VisitorPoint staff are now entitled to an hourly rate minimum of $21.15, considerably more than the minimum wage of $17.70.
General manager Jenni Powell says the welcome change is part of the company’s pledge to Tourism Industry Aotearoa’s (TIA) sustainability commitment goals which includes employment.
“We have an extremely loyal and committed workforce which we appreciate immensely,” she says.
“As a company we genuinely believe our staff deserve this commitment from us as they are our most important asset, and we’re excited to be able to support them in this way.
All future employees will also be entitled to the new wage.
Oh yes we went back!!! TRENZ 2019 in Rotorua was incredible!
With 95% appointments booked and our social events attendance at a 100% VisitorPoint made the most of this fantastic opportunity. Jenni Powell (GM) and Stacey Scott (BDM) represented and conducted business amongst New Zealand’s finest and put their best foot forward, and we are not just talking about the dance floor!
We can’t wait for TRENZ 2020 in Christchurch as the city awaits to welcome all.
Introducing our National Sales Team
Led by Stacey Scott our Business Development Manager, our small but mighty team of three have over 25 years of total tourism experience between them in NZ and are excited to provide your business with the right advice to make the most of your brochure distribution throughout the country.
Emma Faire joins us as National Sales Executive based in the heart of the North Island. Emma has worked previously with Tourmasters South Pacific and has a vast sales background. In her spare time Emma is a professional photographer and a dedicated mother!
Jags joins us as our Sales & Marketing staff based in Otautahi Christchurch. Jags has moved to Christchurch from Queenstown where he gained experience working for major operators like Milford Sound Select/Queenstown Expeditions, Skydive Southern Alps(Skydive Paradise), Ziptrek Ecotours Queenstown and Nomad Safaris! Outside of work, Jags is an amateur motorbike enthusiast and clicks his way through life!
We’re currently in the process of organising all our summer distribution contracts so please contact Stacey, Emma or Jags if you need some advice for the year ahead!
Aotearoa is home. Our home is open to you, we welcome you! With this we promise to protect our previous land.
The Tiaki Promise is a commitment to care for New Zealand, for now and future generations.
VisitorPoint is proud to support the Tiaki Promise, we commit to act as a guardian, protecting and preserving our home.
Nau Mai, Haere Mai Ki Aotearoa, Welcome to New Zealand.
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Wishing you all a fabulous Winter 2019 from all the team at VisitorPoint!