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Boost Tourism Productivity with Agile Talent Thinking

The tourism industry continues to be labelled as low productivity and labour intensive, and that is…

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The Interview Series

3 minute interviews with New Zealand tourism leaders on tourism, recruitment, talent attraction,…

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Photo on Your CV – Yes or No?

There is no such thing as a right or wrong CV.  It is subjective, opinions differ by country,…

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Video Resources

  • The Interview - Takeaways from Tourism Industry Leaders 2023

  • Steve Cox - CEO Destination New South Wales

  • Grant Webster CEO Tourism Holdings Limited

  • Dan Alpe - Founder and CEO Jucy

  • Dan Alpe - Founder and CEO of Jucy

  • Eve Lawrence - General Manager Haka Tours

  • James Dalglish Chief Operating Officer GO Rentals

  • Ben Mead Holidays of Australia & the World

  • Phillipa Harrison CEO Tourism Australia

  • Gina Paladini Tomahawk

  • Rene de Monchy Tourism New Zealand

  • Kathy Turner Goway Travel

  • John O'Sullivan Experience Co

  • Lynda Keene TECNZ

  • Tim Cossar Te Puia 1

  • The Interview with Tracey Goodall Great Journeys NZ - Kiwi Rail

  • The Interview with Matt Wong, Owner of I-Fly Indoor Skydiving NZ

  • The Interview with Les Morgan C.O.O. Sudima Hotels

  • “Tourism Talent have been a huge help to Maverick Digital, using their fantastic tourism connections to help us fill a senior role. We would absolutely recommend their services to anyone within the tourism industry.”

    Alex Dykman
    Founder – Maverick Digital

  • “At GO we had some mammoth exciting plans ahead around business growth and redefining what Car Rental means to customers.  We contacted Tourism Talent to help us find a Head of Marketing and Brand as we like their unique and different approach.  Tourism Talent delivered to us the perfect candidate and we’re huge advocates for what they do!”

    James Dalglish
    Managing Director – GO Rentals

  • We connected with Tourism Talent to find a BDM and within a few weeks they had identified the perfect candidate. Their knowledge of our business and our industry matched with their networks makes Tourism Talent the obvious choice when seeking to fill executive level roles.

    Craig Binney
    Scenic Hotels Group, Head of People and Culture

  • Finding tourism expertise at the required level Tomahawk needs has always been a challenge, that is until Tourism Talent launched.  For two years we tried to fill a role through ‘traditional’ HR firms, Seek and other channels but came up with no one, or expensive mis-hires.  TT’s ability to find the perfect candidate for our team has played a significant part in our company’s growth.

    Gina Paladini
    Tomahawk, Marketing Director

  • "Tourism Talent made the whole process as easy as possible for me by providing excellent support, information, insight, and general advice. His follow up and professionalism was something that I particularly appreciated - thanks Jason and Tourism Talent"

    David Blackmore
    GM Agrodome (Candidate)

  • "Jason and the team were fast and responsive. They immediately understood who we were looking for, and the vision we had for the role. We wanted to recruit all the short listed candidates they were such a good fit for our team, and representative of our values."

    Jo Allison
    GM Corporate Services – Ngai Tahu Holdings

  • “I found Tourism Talent extremely supportive, they have the knowledge, experience, and relationships in the industry to find the opportunities that work for you. Communication is outstanding and they really do know what they are doing and they will work with you through the entire process. I think you guys are awesome and you were such strong support through such a tough time for our industry. Thank you.”

    Mary Tolley
    Head of Destination Management - Tourism Bay of Plenty (Candidate)

  • We approached Tourism Talent seeking a solution to a problem. We needed a champion, we needed someone that could take us in a new direction, and they absolutely delivered. The expertise and strength of their process gave us immense the confidence.

    Sean Marsh
    General Manager Sales and Marketing - Te Puia