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Grand Pacific Tours Appoints New South Island Operations Manager

March 27, 2015 Appointments No Comments Email Email

New Zealand Coach Holiday Specialist, Grand Pacific Tours will be saying farewell to Wayne Bowman 30 June 2015. Wayne has held the position of South Island Operations Manager for 10 years, playing a key part in the company’s successful management of over 190 departures per season as they tour through the South Island.


Stacia Morris, General Manager, Grand Pacific Tours comments: “We are grateful for Wayne’s dedication to the role and his passion for looking after our travellers. A key example of this was his role in the smooth running of our presence in the Christchurch/Canterbury region post the February 2011 Earthquake.”

Grand Pacific Tours is delighted to announce the appointment of Karen Lowe (nee Wootton) into the role with the transition effective 07 April 2015. Karen brings a wealth of industry experience with previous roles as General Manager, Millennium Christchurch and prior General Manager, Copthorne Durham Street, both significant hotels within the Grand Pacific Tours touring programme pre earthquake. For the last four years she has managed her family’s long standing business within the private sector.

“We are delighted with Karen’s appointment as she will bring to the role a strong operational background; a passion for exceeding customer expectations and an eye for detail when it comes to the management of each aspect of the touring experience” said Ms Morris.

“As the touring market bounces back with great gusto and passenger numbers significantly increase it is exciting to have someone of Karen’s calibre join the Grand Pacific Tours team”, she continued.

Grand Pacific Tours boast five styles of touring Affordable, Luxury, Ultimate Small Group, Cruise & Coach and Special Interest Tours. The company will celebrate its 19th year in business on the 1st of April, 2015.

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