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Smashing Glass Ceilings - with Alice Orr

Smashing Glass Ceilings - with Alice Orr

June 29, 2022

When I was young, I had a t-shirt that said "Anything boys can do, girls can do better". It was the 1980's and I thought I was so ahead of my time! 

Well today, we're chatting with an upcoming Rising Star of the Tourism Industry, Alice Orr who is proving that girls can do anything. 

Alice is a commercial jet boat driver and all round customer service and sales star at Hukafalls Jet in Taupo and decided at a pretty young age that tourism was going to be her industry. 

It's a great story of someone who was told off at school for talking too much has turned that trait into a career! 

This is an episode dedicated to all of the upcoming stars of our industry, and to those who might be thinking about choosing tourism as a career option. 

Thanks for listening

www.destinatenz.com 

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

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Website: www.destinatenz.com

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Upping Sticks - with Tash Lawrence

Upping Sticks - with Tash Lawrence

June 22, 2022

A lot of us have moved around the country for different roles, but it takes a whole lot more to move your family to another country - in the middle of a global pandemic! 

This week, we welcome industry favourite, Tash Lawrence to the show to share her journey and experience in moving to Singapore late last year.  She's tackled setting up her new business (Kario Consulting), setting up home and settling her daughter into a new school. 

We hope you enjoying hearing Tash's story, and of course her infectious laugh! 

 

Thanks for listening in. 

www.destinatenz.com 

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

Say hi to us on social:

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destinate-nz

Michelle Caldwell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellekcaldwell/

Website: www.destinatenz.com

Destinate NZ is on @buymeacoffee! 🎉

You can support us by buying a coffee ☕️ here — https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DestinateNZ

If you're like to advertise or feature on the show, please check out our media kit - https://www.destinatenz.com/podcast 

Celebrating Matariki in your Business - with Ceillhe Sperath

Celebrating Matariki in your Business - with Ceillhe Sperath

June 15, 2022

This year, Aotearoa celebrates Matariki as a nation, with a public holiday to mark the occasion set for 24th June. 

We wanted to discuss this significant event and invited the 2021 Tourism Industry Champion from the NZ Tourism Awards, Ceillhe Sperath back onto the show. 

Ceillhe shares with us how she celebrates Matariki with her whānau and the plans she has in her business. 

We discuss the significance of Matariki, how tourism businesses can get involved and give some ideas about how to mark the occasion. 

If you're in Auckland, I highly recommend you check out some of the great events and activations Ceillhe and her team have been working on at www.aucklandexperiences.co.nz 

 

Nga nihi o Matariki, te tau hou Māori. 

Happy Matariki / Happy Māori New Year. 

Thanks for listening. 

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

Say hi to us on social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinateNZ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Destinate_NZ

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DestinateNZ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destinate-nz

Michelle Caldwell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellekcaldwell/

Website: www.destinatenz.com

Destinate NZ is on @buymeacoffee! 🎉

You can support us by buying a coffee ☕️ here — https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DestinateNZ

If you're like to advertise or feature on the show, please check out our media kit - https://www.destinatenz.com/podcast 

Getting to know Tony Laskey - and industry training and qualifications

Getting to know Tony Laskey - and industry training and qualifications

June 8, 2022

Attracting and retaining talent back to the tourism industry is a hot topic in every meeting room around our industry right now, so we thought it would be great to get our industry training organisation onto the show to discuss how they can help you do this. 

We're joined by General Manager Industry Engagement at Service IQ, Tony Laskey.

Tony is a sales and marketing professional with extensive experience in the travel and tourism sectors. Having worked in inbound and outbound travel both here and overseas, Tony has experienced all aspects of the industry from being a tour guide, through to leading the sales, marketing and communication activities for Contiki in New Zealand and Asia. Tony was also Director of Marketing and Communications at The Travel Corporation (NZ) before, in 2019, moving into the education sector as General Manager – Industry Engagement at ServiceIQ. ServiceIQ is the industry training organisation (ITO) for the aviation, hospitality, retail, travel, tourism and museums. Outside of work Tony and his wife, Catherine, have two young sons who share their parents passion for travel.

We discuss the benefits of offering training linked to a qualification in your business, and how to go about doing it. HINT> It's really easy!

If you're interested in finding out more, drop Tony a line at intel@serviceiq.org.nz or via the website https://www.serviceiq.org.nz/

Thanks for tuning in today.  Don't forget to subscribe so you never miss an episode and if you enjoyed it, please leave us a 5-Star review. 

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

Say hi to us on social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinateNZ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Destinate_NZ

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DestinateNZ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destinate-nz

Michelle Caldwell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellekcaldwell/

Website: www.destinatenz.com

Destinate NZ is on @buymeacoffee! 🎉

You can support us by buying a coffee ☕️ here — https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DestinateNZ

If you're like to advertise or feature on the show, please check out our media kit - https://www.destinatenz.com/podcast 

Checking the Stats - with NZ Pocket Guide’s Robin Censure

Checking the Stats - with NZ Pocket Guide’s Robin Censure

June 1, 2022

What will travel look like post-coronavirus? Making the most of what’s on our doorstep, planning dream trips and greater flexibility than ever before are likely to become part of our future as we try to support an industry that’s been on its knees since the pandemic began in early 2020.

Today we’re digging deep into some of the stats from one of our largest travel websites – The NZ Pocket Guide.  And we’re joined by founder Robin Censure.

There has been a bit of talk around the industry about some of the changes we’re starting to see in traveller booking patterns so we thought we’d go directly to the source to see what you’re seeing on the NZ Pocket Guide.

While it is almost a certainty that travel will be back, the virus will forever change the tourism landscape. No longer will people be inclined to “tick” all the boxes by traveling willy-nilly everywhere or purchase the most exciting travel accessories find. Instead, tourism will become a more mindful, deliberate experience punctuated by increased flexibility and more personalised experiences.

We’ve had a few of the inbound operators on the show and heard what they had to say, so let’s see what travellers are doing online too.

Are trip lengths increasing or decreasing? 

How far in advance are people booking these days? 

How much are they spending? 

What planning are they doing? 

How are they searching for info? 

We delve into these questions and a whole lot more in this insightful chat with Robin who is extremely generous in sharing stats from his website. 

If you wish to touch base with Robin to discuss how he could help your business, you can find him here -  hi@southpacificpocketguide.com

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

Say hi to us on social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinateNZ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Destinate_NZ

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DestinateNZ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destinate-nz

Michelle Caldwell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellekcaldwell/

Website: www.destinatenz.com

Destinate NZ is on @buymeacoffee! 🎉

You can support us by buying a coffee ☕️ here — https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DestinateNZ

Welcome back Australia - with ANZCRO’s Nick Guthrey

Welcome back Australia - with ANZCRO’s Nick Guthrey

April 13, 2022

This episode goes live as the first planes out of Australia land, loaded with Aussie visitors!  The borders are open! 

As one of Australia's leading travel wholesalers and NZ specialist, we wanted to invite Nick onto the show to hear how bookings are looking for the upcoming ski season, as well as further out to summer. 

Nick shares who the first NZ Supplier visit was from, and how motivated his team is to learn all about NZ products once again. 

It's a wide ranging interview covering booking patterns, travel and tourism history, challenges in restarting a business and much more. 

Thanks for listening. 

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

Say hi to us on social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinateNZ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Destinate_NZ

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DestinateNZ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destinate-nz

Michelle Caldwell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellekcaldwell/

Website: www.destinatenz.com

Destinate NZ is on @buymeacoffee! 🎉

You can support us by buying a coffee ☕️ here — https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DestinateNZ

Ask Destinate -  The 4 E’s of putting your best foot forward online

Ask Destinate - The 4 E’s of putting your best foot forward online

April 6, 2022

Trenz Connect is currently on so we thought it would be perfect timing to share our four E's of putting your best foot forward online. 

The past two years has seen an exponential rise in the use of online video conferencing for meetings, sales calls and trainings.  But it's sometimes easy to forget best practice and things can become a little too relaxed. 

Michelle & Chambers are back together to present to you this episode that starts off by discussing Michelle's recent visit to Australia, what she has noticed and how things were in SE Queensland, and an update on how Chambers is going in Cairns. 

Remember, if you have a topic you want us to tackle in a future Ask Destinate episode, please drop us a line via the podcast website page. 

Thanks for listening. 

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

Say hi to us on social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinateNZ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Destinate_NZ

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DestinateNZ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destinate-nz

Michelle Caldwell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellekcaldwell/

Website: www.destinatenz.com

Destinate NZ is on @buymeacoffee! 🎉

You can support us by buying a coffee ☕️ here — https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DestinateNZ

Building Tourism Communities - A Case Study with Gavin Oliver

Building Tourism Communities - A Case Study with Gavin Oliver

March 30, 2022

Some of the best Covid success stories have come out of collaboration. When communities work together, they become stronger and this is very evident on Waiheke Island where they joined together very early on in the pandemic to target the domestic traveller and help keep Waiheke Island on the map. 

Join us as we chat with Ecozip Founding Director, Gavin Oliver this week. Gavin has been a guest speaker on many webinars throughout zoom and offers a great perspective on how to keep it all together when things seem out of control.

He also shares how Waiheke Island collaborated like never before to achieve some cut-through and great results in the domestic space. 

For more info on Ecozip: https://www.ecozipadventures.co.nz/

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

Say hi to us on social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinateNZ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Destinate_NZ

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DestinateNZ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destinate-nz

Michelle Caldwell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellekcaldwell/

Website: www.destinatenz.com

Destinate NZ is on @buymeacoffee! 🎉

You can support us by buying a coffee ☕️ here — https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DestinateNZ

Around the World Pt 2 - with Tim Reid, Mark Badland and John Gregory

Around the World Pt 2 - with Tim Reid, Mark Badland and John Gregory

March 23, 2022

This is part two in a two part series chatting with some of the leading Inbound Operators in NZ. 

Today we are joined by Mark Badland from Pacific Destinationz, Tim Reid from Southern World and John Gregory from Terra Nova Tours. 

Are you ready for the international market to return?  What does your business need to do now before borders reopen? 

Listen in to these two episodes to learn and understand how you can be part of the tourism reset and rebuild when we are reconnected with the world. 

If you would like a hand with your sales and marketing efforts, please drop me a line to see how I can help. 

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

Say hi to us on social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinateNZ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Destinate_NZ

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DestinateNZ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destinate-nz

Michelle Caldwell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellekcaldwell/

Website: www.destinatenz.com

Destinate NZ is on @buymeacoffee! 🎉

You can support us by buying a coffee ☕️ here — https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DestinateNZ

Around The World Pt 1 - with Anna Black, Scott Mehrtens and Geoff Yee

Around The World Pt 1 - with Anna Black, Scott Mehrtens and Geoff Yee

March 16, 2022

This is part one of a two part series where we interview a panel of some of the top inbound operators in New Zealand.  They share the feedback they've received from their international markets and discuss what the demand will be when the borders open.  

They also talk about what product or regions they think will do well, and give advice to the tourism industry about getting involved and ensuring your experiences are loaded into reservations systems ready to be booked. 

Today we are joined by Anna Black from General Travel, Scott Mehrtens from Leisure Time Group and Geoff Yee from GSN Pacific Tours. 

This episode is as good as sitting in a tourism conference listening to our market experts give an update so share this with your colleagues and friends and enjoy the show. 

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This is an independent podcast by tourism strategist Michelle Caldwell and her great industry buddy Lisa Chambers. We are absolutely dedicated to bringing you the best tourism business stories and sharing marketing tips and strategies to your ears each week! The best way you can support Destinate NZ is by subscribing, leaving a (rave!) review, (five star!) rating and spreading the word on social media with your friends, family, and colleagues- we love you for that! 🥰

Resources and Links to connect with Destinate NZ

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and receive our free 101 Ways to Destinate your Tourism Business here

Say hi to us on social:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DestinateNZ

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/Destinate_NZ

Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/DestinateNZ

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/destinate-nz

Michelle Caldwell LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michellekcaldwell/

Website: www.destinatenz.com

Destinate NZ is on @buymeacoffee! 🎉

You can support us by buying a coffee ☕️ here — https://www.buymeacoffee.com/DestinateNZ

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