Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


New Southern Discoveries sales manager for western markets

March 10 2014

Southern Discoveries appoints new sales manager for western markets

Award-winning tourism company Southern Discoveries continues to expand its business with the appointment of Julia Savill as sales manager – western markets.

The appointment follows a period of rapid growth for the South Island based company, which has interests in Queenstown and Milford Sound.

Ms Savill has a wealth of international tourism experience and knowledge including terms at both Destination Queenstown and Tourism New Zealand.

Based in Southern Discoveries’ St Omer’s Wharf office she will travel to all the major western markets on behalf of Southern Discoveries and joins Auckland-based Cecil Potatau in the international sales and marketing team.

Southern Discoveries general manager John Robson said he was “delighted” to have secured someone of Julia’s calibre to the team.

“Julia has over 14 years international tourism experience and a wealth of knowledge she brings to the team. We’ve undertaken a period of expansion and we now have an extensive product range to take to market,” he said.

“The international markets are a key area for us and it’s important we have the right person representing Southern Discoveries and the region.”

Ms Savill said she was looking forward to joining “a growing business with a range of unique, customer focused products to promote to international markets”.

“I’m passionate about the region and I’m looking forward to returning to a sales role promoting the Southern Lakes and Southern Discoveries’ portfolio of products,” she said.

About Southern Discoveries
Southern Discoveries operates four vessels at Milford Sound, ranging in capacity from 35 to 400 passengers, and offers the widest range of trips and experiences in the Sound.

The company operates Scenic Cruises, the Encounter Nature Cruise and Discover More Cruise, which incorporates a visit to the Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory, New Zealand’s only floating underwater observatory.

It owns and operates Harrisons Cove Kayaking, the Blue Duck Café & Bar in Milford, four information centres in Te Anau and Queenstown, and Te Anau-based coach service Go Milford.

It also operates the Queenstown Lake Cruise which provides day and charter cruises on Lake Wakatipu for up to 35 people and owns 50% of KJet, Queenstown's original Jet boat operator.

The company’s newest addition, Spirit of Queenstown, operates unique tours to Mt Nicholas Station for an authentic and nature-based experience. People can choose from an interactive woolshed experience, six hour 4WD Safari into the backcountry or half-day walk into the working high country station.

Carrying up to 150 passengers across Lake Wakatipu Spirit of Queenstown is available for private hire, and events as well as operating daily tours.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Research: ‘Ageing Well’ Science Challenge Launched

Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce today launched the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, confirming initial funding of $14.6 million. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: Govt Resisting Pressure To Pump More Cash Into Solid Energy

Prime Minister John Key says it is “not the government’s preferred option” to make a fresh capital injection into the troubled state-owned coal miner, Solid Energy, but dodged journalists’ questions at his weekly press conference on whether that might prove necessary... More>>

ALSO:

Lagest Ever Privacy Breach Award: NZCU Baywide Accepts “Severe” Censure In Cake Case

NZCU Baywide says that once it was found to have committed a breach of a former staff member’s privacy, it had attempted to resolve the matter... the censure and remedies for its actions taken almost three years ago are “severe” but accepted, and will hopefully draw a line under the matter. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Business: PayPal Stops Processing Mega Payments; NZX Listing Still On

PayPal has ceased processing payments for Mega, the file storage and encryption firm looking to join the New Zealand stock market via a reverse listing of TRS Investments, amid claims it is not a legitimate cloud storage service. More>>

ALSO:

Housing Policy: Auckland Densification As Popular As Ebola, English Says

Finance Minister Bill English said calls by the Reserve Bank Governor for more densification in Auckland’s housing were “about as popular in parts of Auckland as Ebola” would be. More>>

ALSO:

Crown Accounts: NZ Government Deficit Smaller Than Expected In First Half

The New Zealand government's operating deficit was smaller than expected in the first six months of the financial year, as the consumption and corporate tax take rose ahead of forecast in December, having lagged estimates in previous months. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
Standards New Zealand

Standards New Zealand
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news