The veteran travel manager is the latest addition to a global group of professionals contributing to the advancement of the adventure travel industry
QUEENSTOWN, NEW ZEALAND, July 26, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Wendy van Lieshout, CEO of New Zealand-based Active Adventures and US-based Austin Adventures, is the latest addition to Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) Ambassador Program..
ATTA Ambassadors organize virtual think tanks and AdventureConnect events to facilitate and encourage member and industry networking in their respective regions. Van Lieshout joins a roster of approximately 75 adventure travel professionals worldwide dedicated to improving the industry.
“We are delighted to welcome Wendy as our Ambassador to New Zealand,” said Shannon Stowell, CEO of ATTA. “Her wealth of experience and knowledge, as well as her alignment with our values, gives us confidence that she will represent us in the travel industry in Oceania and beyond, and help us identify stakeholders in the region that would be an excellent fit for our community. ”
Van Lieshout brings 20 years of executive and leadership experience in inbound and outbound tourism, including 10 years of membership with ATTA, to her new role as ATTA Ambassador. In addition to her full-time role as CEO for two small group adventure travel brands, she is Executive Vice President of the Tourism Export Council in New Zealand and board member of the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce.
“I feel privileged to be an ATTA ambassador,” says van Lieshout. A passionate advocate for attracting new talent to the travel and tourism industry, van Lieshout plans to begin her role as ambassador by hosting a mentoring meeting with a global group of ATTA interns. “I look forward to connecting with like-minded adventure travel lovers in our special part of the world and beyond.”
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