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Another ITC student scores highest marks in NZ for IATA exam

Posted on 23/02/2016 by
ITC tutor Steve Burke and high achiever Danielle Barham with her IATA certificate

ITC tutor Steve Burke is pictured with high achiever Danielle Barham, who scored the highest marks in New Zealand for her IATA Foundation exam.

Danielle Barham is the latest ITC student to score the highest marks in New Zealand for the challenging IATA exam. She follows in the footsteps of ITC graduates Anastasiya Kolchunova and Hayley Miles, who both scored top marks in previous years.

IATA – the International Air Transport Association – is a global trade association for approximately 260 airlines. The highly regarded IATA Foundation course covers topics such as international airfare calculations, aspects of running a travel business, world geography, international rail, cruises, tours, hotels and international travel regulations. It also covers booking systems such as Amadeus and Galileo.

To score top marks in this exam – which takes three hours to complete and is marked by IATA in Montreal – is a huge achievement.

“It is fantastic that Danielle has achieved so highly in a subject which is quite tricky to learn,” says ITC’s Head of Academic Services Tessa Henwood.

“It demonstrates that as a student she has great determination and motivation.”

Danielle first learned about her success when she received her IATA marks in the mail. Enclosed with her certificate was a letter from IATA informing her that she had scored the highest marks in New Zealand.

Several ITC students sat the IATA exam in December 2015. Here they are pictured with their certificates.

Several ITC students sat the IATA exam in December 2015. Here they are pictured with their certificates.

ITC tutor Steve Burke has been teaching the course for a number of years and is very proud to see another one of his students gain top marks in the country. Several other ITC students also sat the exam and passed with flying colours.

“The results came through in late January and our students did very well,” says Steve.

“It’s great that so many received the IATA certificate, and extra special that Danielle achieved the highest mark in New Zealand.”

Steve has a fantastic track record of supporting students to pass the exam – something Tessa holds in very high regard.

“I’d like to say a big thank you to Steve for helping all of the students to achieve their IATA certificates,” she says.

The IATA Foundation course is included in the Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management. The next intake for this Diploma is on March 28.

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