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Travel talks: Lesley Immink

Lesley Immink, the chief executive of Tourism Export Council NZ, started her career in the travel industry as a hotel housekeeper. Her 30-year career in tourism began on the frontline working in the THC hotels at Milford Sound, Franz Josef, Chateau Tongariro and the Sheraton Rotorua where she had roles in housekeeping, restaurant services, hotel reception, accounts and night auditing.

An Employer’s View of Job Placement - Hyatt

What do you look for in a potential management recruit?

We look for someone who is really thinking about a “long-term” career versus getting a good offer. We take pride in the number of managers who have been rewarded with career growth and opportunities. Another characteristic we evaluate is one’s energy level and service skills. We look that they have the desire and are able to align with the company service strategy.

Hospitality and Tourism Careers: An Introduction


The hospitality and tourism industry provides accommodations, meals, and personal services for both the traveling public and permanent residents. The range of employment opportunities in the industry is vast. All positions, from bellhops to executive chefs to amusement park workers, share the same goal: serving the public.