The West Coast Tourism team specialises in promoting the region to the nation and the world. We know what makes the West Coast so unique and spectacular as a visitor destination and as a conference, meeting and incentives destination.
Meet the team that work so hard on behalf of the West Coast region. Feel free to contact any of us for marketing contacts or ideas, feedback, to sign up to our newsletter.
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Tourism West Coast Staff
Jim Little - Regional Tourism Manager
Jim's main purpose in life is to attract more visitors to the West Coast and increasing their length of stay - More Visitors, More Often, Staying Longer Spending More. Plus all the attendant strategising, Trade Show & Industry related visits and local operator liaison required to achieve this. The buck stops here.
Phone: +64 3 769 7025
Samantha Beneke – Digital Marketing Officer
Sam lives and breathes digital marketing. She thrives on identifying opportunities and bringing out the best in whatever she sets her sights on.
While new to the tourism industry, she’s a fast learner and wants to show the world how amazing West Coast, New Zealand is.
Phone: +64 27 537 5909
Alicia Ulrich - Trave Trade Liaison
Alicia organises and hosts familiarisation tours, tourism events and attends trade events to promote the region. She updates the Official Visitor Guide and Trade Manual. Alicia updates the yearly tourism factbook with all facts, stats and figures that will assist tourism businesses. Alicia is involved in relationship management with local operators and the trade industry.
Phone: +64 3 769 7024
- 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards: Winner of Industry Connections Award.
- 2018 Development West Coast Leading Light Awards: Winner of Best Not-For-Profit.
- 2017 New Zealand Tourism Awards: Winner of the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment Industry Alignment Award.
- 2017 LGNZ EXCELLENCE Award for Best Practice Contribution - West Coast Regional Council.