Call for vol­un­teer guides

Kapi-Mana News - - FROM THE REGION -

More vol­un­teer am­bas­sadors are needed to help cruise ship pas­sen­gers get an en­joy­able ex­pe­ri­ence in Welling­ton this sum­mer.

Adele Fitz­patrick, who man­ages mar­ket­ing for the Welling­ton Re­gional Eco­nomic De­vel­op­ment Agency, ex­pects 86 cruise ships this sea­son.

In the last cruise sea­son 76 ships and 230,000 pas­sen­gers got a taste of Welling­ton.

Fitz­patrick said it was im­por­tant to have enough friendly cruise am­bas­sadors on the ground to en­sure pas­sen­gers got a warm wel­come as soon as they dis­em­barked.

‘‘With cruise num­bers grow­ing all the time, we need to find enough vol­un­teers to wel­come pas­sen­gers to the city,’’ Fitz­patrick said.

For the up­com­ing sea­son, start­ing in Oc­to­ber, 40 new am­bas­sadors are needed to help the 117 al­ready on the books.

The Welling­ton Cruise Am­bas­sadors team is made up with peo­ple from a wide range of back­grounds and ages – from en­thu­si­as­tic stu­dents to re­tirees ea­ger to show­case the city.

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