Meeting Newz Septeber / October 2022

Vibhor Ragtah, Ramada Hotel and Suites Auckland; Liubov (Luba) Kuznetsova, Expedia; Richard Crouch, Safari Hotels Ramada Hotel and Suites Newmarket finally got to celebrate both its opening and its first birthday in August – both delayed by Covid related complications. Business partners, including corporate agents and meetings organisers, plus local businesses, took the opportunity to look around the hotel and enjoy some hospitality. Anna Black, General Travel; John Willson, First Travel Hinemataroa Makutu, Kristen Pollock, ATPI Travel Jamie Swan, CTM; Orshi Miklos, ProInvest Group Shannon Whitta, CTM; Leigh Lewis, Hotel Council Aotearoa; Rocky Kilmartin, CTM Richard Dodds, voco Auckland City Centre; Anna Black, General Travel; Tony Regan, PPG Events Rooftop bar at voco Auckland opened Event organisers and corporate travel agents were among the guests at the official opening of voco Auckland City Centre and Holiday Inn Express Auckland City Centre in September. The hotels were officially opened by Auckland mayor Phil Goff, who noted that the two hotels would be key assets for the city’s tourism offering and infrastructure. [SOC I AL SCENE First birthday for Ramada Newmarket [26] meeting newz [sept oct] 2022