DQ hires three new staff


Destination Queenstown is adding three experienced tourism professionals to its ranks. 

Tracey Maclaren, latterly Real Journeys’ local operations boss, starts next month as convention bureau manager on a one-year maternity cover contract for Kylie Brittain. 

Maclaren – whose Real Journeys role has been made redundant – was formerly conference and incentive manager for the company and has also been a DQ director. 

Tourism New Zealand media advisor for China Christiana Zhu has been appointed a DQ trade marketing executive, starting October 29. 

Zhu, who’s fluent in Manadarin and Chinese, is presenting tomorrow at a TNZ Chinese and halal tourism seminar in Queenstown. 

Cardrona Alpine Resort marketing coordinator Charlie Curel is also joining DQ. 

Curel starts next month as an online and market insights executive.