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Become a contributor to the New Zealand Tourism Industry Blog, we are a varied selection of Tourism Industry professionals, operators and leaders with differing areas of expertise.  Become a Contributor to share your knowledge.

Michelle Ackers
Editor and Author

Founder of the Tourism Industry Blog and owner of Adept Marketing, Michelle has a strong background in tourism, tourism booking system software, online marketing and business mentoring.

Her combined marketing experience in tourism with Air New Zealand, her own online marketing business, and Salt Air Tours combine to provide the perfect base to share ideas and manage this blog.

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Michelle Caldwell
Destinate NZ

With a comprehensive background in tourism marketing management, Michelle owns Destinate NZ, a boutique tourism business solutions business. She works with SMEs and business owners who need the services of a marketing expert, but aren't yet ready to commit to a full time resource.

Michelle is a board member of the Tourism Export Council of New Zealand representing Attractions and Activities.


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Gina Paladini
Marketing Director - Tomahawk

Gina has been an active participant in the New Zealand tourism industry for over 25 years.She was the founder and Managing Director of NZ Encounters, an inbound tourism agency. In 2003 she co-founded Availability's ResBook, a New Zealand real-time, online reservation system. In 2005 she co-founded TourWriter, a complete software application for itinerary creation, pricing and booking for the Inbound Tourism Industry and DMOs. Today, Gina is now one of the Directors of Tomahawk, offering consulting expertise to tourism clients.

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