Raffe Hotels & Resorts is pleased to announce that Lisa Costello will be joining the company on the 12th of September 2016 as the new Group Sales Manager and will be responsible for the global sales efforts of Plantation Island Resort, Lomani Island Resort & Fiji Gateway Hotel.
Lisa brings with her a wealth of experience in the Fiji market, having spent the last 9 years as the Sales & Marketing Manager for Lalati Resort & Spa in the Beqa Islands and was previously the Director of Sales & Marketing of Crusoe’s Retreat on the Coral Coast.
“We are excited to have Lisa on board as our new Group Sales Manager” states Group Director of Sales & Marketing, Akshay Singh. “As our visitor numbers from Australia have increased over the last few years, it has become increasingly important for us to have a presence on the East Coast of Australia. Lisa is passionate about our product and our destination, we have no doubt she will do an exceptional job at promoting our properties globally.”
As of the 1st of October 2016, Lisa will take over global sales responsibilities from New Zealand based representation company Coconuts Travel Marketing and Coconuts Travel Marketing will represent Plantation Island Resort only in the New Zealand market. Akshay added “Raumati & her team have done a fantastic job over the last few years and are one of the key reasons our properties get higher than average visitor arrivals from New Zealand. Plantation Island Resort in particular has seen great results with Kiwi’s accounting for approximately 20% of visitor arrivals, so it makes sense for us to continue that momentum in this key source market.”
Lisa will be based in Hervey Bay on the East Coast of Australia and will be easily accessible to trade partners in Australia & New Zealand.