The Australian travel industry’s premier career accelerator has taken flight with plans to make a very big splash across The Ditch. Kiwis, are you ready to take your careers to another level?
Travel Industry Mentor Experience (TIME) has made its first international splash by setting up shop in New Zealand. TIME’s Kiwi program is being managed by prominent local travel industry figure, Marg Spiro. At a launch event in Auckland recently, Marg introduced the renowned mentoring program to the Kiwi travel industry.
“We’re thrilled to see TIME establish itself in New Zealand, and we look forward to welcoming the first intake of four participants soon,” said Marg.
TIME committee member Andrew Bowman, a driving force behind taking the program to New Zealand, said the arrival of TIME is long-overdue.
“Perhaps we’ve been a little guilty in recent times of being profit-driven; short-term thinking,” said Andrew.
“TIME is about a longer-term approach. It’s an on-going focus on professional development. It’s a passing of the baton from one generation to the next,”
Andrew Bowman, TIME committee member
Just like in Australia, the not-for-profit program relies entirely on the generous support of sponsors to deliver its tailored, structured mentoring program to ambitious travel industry professionals.
“We’re so grateful for the support of our inaugural NZ program sponsors,” said Marg.
Get to know them below.
Air New Zealand, Amadeus, APT, and CoverMore.
Grand Mercure Hotel, Tabs on Travel, and Travelinc.
Avis, Francis Travel Marketing, and United Airlines
TA Accounting and Service IQ
Even though the program hasn’t even welcomed its first participant, it’s already looking beyond Auckland.
“We’re incredibly proud to see the mentoring program that’s so well established in Australia, take its first international steps. We’re delighted that TIME NZ is in Marg’s very capable hands. Once the program is established in Auckland, we expect to quickly extend to Christchurch and beyond.”
Penny Spencer, TIME Founder
So, the call has officially gone out for New Zealand’s first-ever intake of mentees. If you know someone across The Ditch who’s ambitious and ready to advance their career through personalised mentoring, point them to www.travelindustrymentor.co.nz or contact Marg Spiro at [email protected]
Do you know any New Zealand travel and tourism industry pros whose careers would go to the next level with some formal mentoring?
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