Jim, Lynne and Paul take the plunge

 It’s the team that jumps together, stays together.

Accor’s Queenstown General Managers Jim Moore (Novotel Queenstown), Lynne McVicar (St Moritz – MGallery) and Paul Clark (Mercure Queenstown) took a unified leap into the New Year at one of Queenstown, New Zealand’s best known extreme adventure pursuits.

In a ‘spirit of conquest’ (an Accor value) the trio welcomed 2011 with a 43 metre bungy jump from the Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown – the original home of bungy. 

In a nod to Accor’s French origins, the Kawarau Bridge and the Eiffel Tower have something in common when it comes to bungy. In 1987, bungy jumping was largely unheard of outside New Zealand when its inventor, A.J. Hackett made his illegal leap from Paris’ Eiffel Tower. 

A very public confirmation of complete faith in the bungy product – and a PR coup – the jump put bungy on the world adrenalin sports map forever.

While the Accor trio’s jump may not make world news, they can confirm that a very serious meeting agenda was discussed on the way down and all agreed – never again.