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This year our series of four webinars covers the topic of "Growing the Future of B&Bs" through looking at marketing channels for both domestic and international marketing. 

The webinars are open for all hosted accommodation providers and are free for all Bed & Breakfast Association members and cost $25 for all non members.

Join us:

NZ Domestic Market Update

Friday 1 October 2021, 12.00 noon



Bjoern Spreitzer

General Manager Domestic, Tourism New Zealand

Bjoern has extensive knowledge of New Zealand’s tourism industry, having worked at Tourism New Zealand for the past 15 years, most recently as Global Manager Planning and Partnerships and General Manager Americas & Western Europe.

Bjoern will be discussing:

  • the current tourism climate
  • TNZ's domestic campaigns; and 
  • how B&Bs can make the most of the work TNZ is doing.

To register:  click here

Working with Inbound Tour Operators 

Thursday 7 October 2021, 11.00 am


Lynda KeeneLynda Keene

Chief Executive, Tourism Export Council of New Zealand

The Tourism Export Council represents businesses who focus on international holiday packages that are planned, booked and managed by Inbound Tour Operators (ITOs).  Lynda has over 30 years’ experience in the tourism industry.

Lynda will be discussing:

  • Working with Inbound Tour Operators; and
  • the Tourism Trade Checklist - what it is and how it can benefit you.


To register:  click here


Working with Online Travel Agents

Thursday, 21 October 2021 @ 11.00 am



Rob Cottrell

Owner, Moon Gate Villa

Rob (and his partner, Lionel) own and operate Moon Gate Villa in Kerikeri.  In this webinar Rob 

(Online Travel Agents include Airbnb, Agoda,, Expedia)

Rob will will share his learnings, experiences and observations on 10 years of working with OTAs.

To register:  click here


Targeting the Direct Market

Friday, 29 October 2021, 11.00 am



John Hayson



John has over 25 years’ experience in assisting companies across the Asia Pacific region implements technology into their businesses to drive improvement, with the last 20 years specialising in getting these businesses “online” and in 2009, in conjunction with his wife Gina Paladini, founded Tomahawk, NZ’s leading tourism digital marketing & systems provider.

John  will be discussing digital online marketing for bed and breakfasts including;

  • creating packages; and
  • Google My Business update

To register:  click here



The details:

  • All Webinars will be held via zoom.
  • If you are not a current member of Bed & Breakfast Association or client of Tomahawk you will be sent an invoice for payment before receiving your link to the webinar.
  • Webinars will be hosted by Donna Brooke, President, Bed & Breakfast Association.
  • All Webinars will be recorded and made available free to members of Bed & Breakfast Association.
  • Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the speakers via the chat function on Zoom. Note that there may not be time to answer all questions.
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