KJet eyes offshore markets with recruitment of international sales manager

KJet eyes offshore markets with recruitment of international sales manager

February 1, 2018. For immediate release

Iconic Queenstown Jet boat operator KJet has established a new international sales role as the business eyes expansion into wholesale markets.

The company has recently recruited Queenstown local Julie Pine Parker as International Sales Manager. She will focus on growing the South Pacific market – Australia in particular – as well as other growth areas like the United States and the United Kingdom.

Pine Parker has extensive experience in hospitality and sales and relocated to New Zealand in 2009, most recently working in management for Queenstown’s Hotel St Moritz. Prior to that she had stints in front office and guest services for both the Hilton and Crowne Plaza hotels. Originally from the United States, she also has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications and a Master’s degree in Business Management.

“This is a really exciting opportunity for me as KJet has a lot of history in Queenstown, with it being the world’s first commercial Jet boat operator – so there’s quite a legacy to continue,” she says.

“It’s a small, close-knit family-owned company and that appeals to me. I’m looking forward to helping grow the business even more, into off-shore markets, and working with great people in the tourism industry.”

KJet owner Shaun Kelly says he’s pleased to welcome Pine Parker into the KJet family.

“KJet has experienced significant growth in recent times and we’ve been keen to put extra attention into offshore sales,” he says. “Julie has a strong background in wholesale and the conference and incentives market, and has established strong connections with agents over the years. We are thrilled that someone of her calibre has joined our team.”


New KJet International Sales Manager Julie Pine Parker

For more information, please contact:
KJet Sales and Marketing Manager Ginny Goding

T: +64 3 409 0033
E: ginny@kjet.co.nz
W: www.kjet.co.nz

About KJet:
KJet offers the ultimate, high-speed, adrenalin packed Jet boating experience with two rivers and twice the excitement. Established in 1958, KJet is the world’s first commercial Jet boat company offering hour-long trips along the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers and across Lake Wakatipu. Innovation runs right through the company – KJet pioneered twin-powered twin Jet units on the shallow braids of the Shotover River and still leads the way worldwide with development of twin engine boats through its research and development department. KJet is still a Queenstown-owned and operated business, half-owned by Shaun Kelly since 1987, with Southern Discoveries owning the other 50%.

Written by Celia Crosbie

Celia is an award-winning journalist who has worked for newspapers and radio stations in New Zealand and magazines in the United Kingdom. She has worked in public relations in both NZ and London. Celia also specialises in digital media strategy and website copywriting for SEO.