Queenstown Resort College (QRC) is aiming for more than 1000
bookings of its Queenstown Ambassador programme this year and
has adapted the programme for Wanaka.
The tertiary vocational institution has inducted more than
500 Wakatipu business operators and individuals as Queenstown
Ambassadors since the three-hour course was launched in June
The Queenstown programme is designed to give residents
welcoming and positive information about Wakatipu for
Prominent tourism, hospitality and retail operators, as well
as the Queenstown Lakes District Council, have endorsed the
The college launched Wanaka Ambassador, in conjunction with
the Wanaka Chamber of Commerce, on January 29.
''Our second programme ran on February 12 and advance
bookings are very strong,'' QRC business development
co-ordinator Clodagh Hall said.
''We would like the Queenstown community to get behind the
programme even more this year, so we can ensure the
ambassador 'black diamond' has a strong presence in the
market and so generate more ambassadors.''
Queenstown Ambassador runs every Friday in QRC House, from
9am to noon.
The Wanaka programme runs fortnightly on Wednesdays, in the
Wanaka Hotel, from 9am to noon.