12 jobs on line in Real Journeys review

00:27, Aug 20 2012

Tourism company Real Journeys is undertaking a review of its staff with a proposal to change management jobs.

The Southland Times understands about 12 management, marketing and sales positions at the Te Anau based office will come under the review as part of the company’s restructuring.

Real journeys chief executive Richard Lauder confirmed he put a proposal to the Real Journeys board regarding possible change to management structure within the company.

Those changes were discussed with staff in Te Anau on Friday, Mr Lauder said.

‘‘We put a proposal to a group of around 50 people including those who may be effected by possible changes,’’ he said.

Under the proposed changes, roles would disappear but new roles would also be created, Mr Lauder said.


‘‘There is some uncertainty for some staff but nothing has been finalised yet. The proposal is still in a consultation phase and the company is getting feedback from the people who attended the meeting’’ he said.

The tourism sector was facing tough times and Real Journeys was looking at ways business could be delivered going forward, he said.

Any changes would not result in a reduction of the company’s tours or job losses for staff in the field, Mr Lauder said.

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