Niue appoints NZ-based marketing manager


Niue Island Tourism has appointed well-known travel identity Jo Kennedy to the New Zealand based role of marketing manager. <!--more-->Based in Auckland, Jo will be responsible for further developing this key market and will report directly to newly appointed Director of Tourism Niue, Vanessa Marsh based in Niue, says a media release from Niue Tourism.

Ms Kennedy is well known in the aviation and specifically the Pacific travel industry. She has worked for several years at Air New Zealand in the role of Pacific Product and Pricing Manager in the airlines market development team. Jo has been working directly with the Pacific for around 12 years.

Ms Kennedy made her first trip to Niue on Air New Zealand’s inaugural service back in 2005. She was taken with the quality of the Island’s accommodation offerings as well as enjoying a surprisingly diverse range of food and beverage options, but most of all was the hospitality of the people.

“It’s true what they say about Niue, you arrive a visitor and leave as a friend.” It is the spirit of Niue, together with the vast array of tourism experiences on, under, and off the water that Jo is looking to place front of mind with New Zealanders looking for a truly authentic Pacific Island holiday.

Describing the Island as being like “one big resort”, Jo picks Niue’s ideal holidaymaker as being “young at heart with a love of nature and the outdoors.”