The Regency Tourism Group team are highly engaged in ‘giving back’ to both the Tourism and Business communities!
Regency Tourism Group has always undertaken substantial Committee and Voluntary work across the global Travel & Tourism industries – and this has never been more relevant & needed than in the last 18 months, when Covid19 devastated the NZ travel and tourism sectors.
From Mentoring aspiring young industry leaders together with their 2nd consecutive year on the NZ Committee of NZ travel & tourism Industry’s 1st Mentoring program, TIME NZ - to the Advisory Committees for 2 leading tourism & hospitality Training institutes, Crown Institute of Studies and the Aotearoa Career and Management Institute, and an ever-active involvement in many other industry organisations, they continue to 'give back' in spades!
In 2020, their well respected Community efforts were recognised when they were selected as a FINALIST in the ‘2020 Westpac Auckland Business Awards - Excellence in Community Contribution’.
In 2021, they have expanded this (entirely unpaid) workload to the wider business sector also, now actively Mentoring business owners for ‘Business Mentors NZ’.
TIME NZ – In late 2019, Director Gaye Wood joined a select group of inspiring Industry leaders to launch New Zealand’s 1st Mentoring Program across the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sectors after the the success of the program in Australia. Gaye was also selected as 1 of TIME NZ’s 2 inaugural Mentors in Intake 1, followed subsequently by Regency’s MD, Richard in Intake 2.
Together these selections made Regency Tourism Group the 1st ever NZ company to achieve the rare milestone of having both Directors – and 2 Mentors contributing to this program.
CROWN INSTITUTE of STUDIES & ACMI – Regency Tourism Group are proud Advisors to both of these leading NZ Tourism and Hospitality Training Institutes, guiding them to offer valued and relevant curriculums for students and young people entering the NZ travel, tourism and hospitality sectors.
SKAL INTERNATIONAL – Both Past Presidents of 'SKAL International' branches in Auckland or Sydney, Richard and Gaye’s involvement in this global Tourism and Travel leaders’ organisation is ongoing. Of particular focus recently has been their assistance for the Auckland chapter of ‘Young SKAL’ which nurtures young rising stars in the Tourism, Travel & Hospitality sectors – including as a Guest Speaker at their recent ‘Panel of Industry Experts’ event.
Their efforts and community commitment came to the fore during Covid19 in 2020 when crisis hit the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality sectors hard. Along with their above work, they set about adding smiles to their industry colleagues, delivering Easter goodies and home-baked treats to affected travel companies & media contacts, rewrote resumes for many, and even walked suburban malls gathering job advertisements to pass on to their worse affected trade colleagues.