Gina Paladini

Gina has been an active participant in the New Zealand tourism industry for over 20 years. With a Bachelors of Business specialising in Marketing and Communications, she was the founder and Managing Director of NZ Encounters, an inbound tourism agency that was one of the first in the country to understand and exploit the internet to market New Zealand directly to the independent traveller.

In 2003 she co-founded Availability's ResBook, which has become one of New Zealand's largest providers of real-time, online reservation systems.
In 2005 she co-founded TourWriter, a complete software application for the Inbound Tourism Industry, which now has over 60 international companies using the system.

Today, Gina is not only one of the Directors of Tomahawk, she is also a contributing member of the Tourism Industry Blog, Tourism Business Magazine, a founding member of T.E.N (The E Tourism Network) an exclusive group of some of New Zealand’s most innovative online tourism minds.