I'm not sure what we're getting ourselves into here!
But then, that's been true of our Marder adventure from day one. We are now in our fourth year of business and have decided to start this. A blog. To discuss, inspire, provoke and share our thoughts on tourism.
Marder started by accident. I had just finished my role with Low Flying Kiwis, a tourism development company I had been managing on behalf of Peter Cullinane, George Hickton and Chris Alpe, and Tom, after spending four years as a litigation lawyer at Bell Gully, was working on his own tourism ventures including a japanese capsule hotel in Mumbai and a tourism experience in the South Island. What started with a few projects, working at the back of JUCY's Depot in Miramar, grew into Marder and we've never looked back.
Our mission is to develop and refine tourism businesses which celebrate New Zealand's people and environment. We believe we have filled a gap in the market for a consultancy, specialising in tourism, who can provide independent advice to boards and senior management, with a focus on feasibility, new venture project management and strategy.
Please stay tuned!