Blue Lagoon Cruises has appointed Tim Stonhill
as General Manager.
A native Cornishman Mr Stonhill joins the
boutique cruise operator with more than 30 years international
travel industry experience.
This includes a more than 12 year stint as
General Manager of the Hotel Grand Chancellor in Christchurch
during which time he also acted as Group Operations Director for
the high profile New Zealand hotel chain.
More latterly Mr Stonhill has been based on
Australia’s Gold Coast, employed as a senior consultant for
several high profile organisations in both the travel and
corporate business sectors.
Fijian Holdings CEO, Ms Sereana Qoro, said
Mr Stonhill’s immense experience in the international tourism and
travel industry arena had played a major factor in his being
selected to take on the role.
“His vast industry knowledge and management
skills are intended to contribute positively towards the future
performance and business prospects of Blue Lagoon Cruises,” she
The company, fast approaching its 60th year of
continuous operation, is highly regarded as one of the South
Pacific’s most enduring brands.
Speaking from the company’s home port of Lautoka,
Mr Stonhill said his initial priority would be to focus on the
execution of the corporate strategies needed to consolidate then
further expand the company’s global branding, particularly in this
time of great change.
He plans to visit the company’s key source
markets – Australia and New Zealand – later this month.
Mr Stonill replaces former General Manager
Josefa Tuamoto who left the company late last year to take on the
role of CEO at Tourism Fiji.
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