Marissa Fernandez, managing of Sydney based Destination Management Services (DMS) is heading the initiative and says the chapter will encompass Australia and New Zealand. Both countries have had SITE Chapters before, but they lapsed a few years ago.
Despite the chequered history, Ferandez is confident the time is right for a relaunch.
‘We need about 20 members initially to launch the chapter and we’ve already got 17. We had a meeting at IMEX (Incentives and Meetings Exhibition) in Las Vegas and there was real interest from attendees, including Kiwis.
‘We want to keep the region together and we really want voices from New Zealand involved.’
SITE membership is for individuals rather than corporate entities and is open to people who work in agencies, hotels, airlines, destination management companies (DMCs) and other organisations involved in the supply and delivery of incentive travel.
‘This is about growing the industry and gaining more prersonal development.’
Incentive travel society targets Kiwi trade
04 February 2019
New Zealanders involved in the incentive supply chain are being encouraged to join a new chapter of SITE – an international association specifically targeted at the sector.