Hobbiton Movie Set’s Russell Alexander recognised for his commitment to business tourism
“As general manager of Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, Russell has shown passion and drive, developing a product that complements Claudelands,” she said.
“He has taken on the business events market with vengeance both here in New Zealand and in Australia, North America, Asia, China, and Europe.
“Attending major international tradeshows to support New Zealand, building an entire Hobbit Hole at MEETINGS in 2015, working with the Bureau and other partners to promote the region, Russell is always there.
“He sees it as a long game, bringing benefit for New Zealand, Hamilton, and the Waikato region. He has been able to look beyond the product he has on offer and see the wider opportunities to innovate for business groups.”