Hospitality New Zealand has appointed Sandi Reily as its new Marketing, Events and Communications Manager.
Reily comes from thirteen years in the leisure travel market across Australasia and the US where she has worked with tourism and hospitality stakeholders in New Zealand, Fiji and the Cook Islands.
The last five years have seen her set up an office in the US, from where she has promoted New Zealand businesses. Reily’s strengths in building relationships, engaging with industry and assisting business owners to understand their market and grow their business makes her a perfect fit for Hospitality NZ.
“Working with New Zealand business owners and seeing them thrive is what motivates me,” expressed Reily.
“I’m excited to be part of hospitality’s revival post-COVID.”
Over her career, Reily has earned accolades including being selected by Tourism NZ as a partner for the Tuku Iho Smithsonian Washington DC market launch. She is a Westpac Business Awards Finalist, was named a Cook Islands Tourism Market Innovator and is a Fiji Tourism Excellence Award Finalist.
She has also been instrumental in starting new projects and initiatives in the NZ Blood Service and NZ Police.
Hospitality NZ Chief Executive Julie White noted that Reily is arriving at the right time for her members.
“Her expertise will be invaluable as we strive to represent our members’ interests and help them navigate the coming months as they recover from COVID-19.”