While the exact timeline for recovery is unclear, the impact of Covid-19 will eventually pass, and people will travel again. But things will be different. We believe it’s through thoughtful discussion with diverse perspectives we can build a robust pathway there, so Yonder is bringing tourism business owners and experts from around NZ to this webinar series to gather insights about how to survive and thrive after lockdown.
A few of the key points made during the webinar discussion include:
Paul Milligan, CEO, Black Cat Cruises
For over a decade Black Cat Cruises has been recognised nationally and internationally with numerous tourism awards and is acknowledged as New Zealand's first true eco-tourism operator.
Operating out of both Akaroa and Lyttleton, Christchurch, they host more than 120,000 passengers each year. The Swimming with Dolphins and Akaroa Nature Cruise tours currently hold the title for #1 wildlife activity in NZ, as voted in AA's national survey. In 2019, Black Cat was a finalist in the New Zealand Tourism Awards for their work protecting Hector's dolphins.
James Donald, Yonder
James is co-founder of Yonder, and is on a mission to revolutionise sales and customer service in tourism businesses. He is a passionate advocate for using technology to work smarter not harder.