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A Kiwi pilot during Covid-19: A Journey from Take-off to Stand Down

Posted on 11/05/2021 by

One anonymous pilot shares their story of what life has been like since the outbreak of covid-19.

At ITC, we pride ourselves on our industry contacts. It’s one of the many reasons why ITC and Study From Home graduates are so well regarded amongst the New Zealand travel, tourism, and aviation sectors.

We keep in regular contact with these industry professionals, and we were recently fortunate to hear from a Kiwi pilot working for one of the major airlines. While we cannot reveal their name or their company, we can share their story about exactly what it was like for an accomplished pilot as New Zealand went into lockdown and travel ground to a halt.

From disregarding the virus as media hype, to facing reality, finding low-skilled work, and positivity through it all, this is an incredible story of Kiwi resilience and an industry that’s once again on the rise. (more…)

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Considering enrolling with ITC? Join us for a FREE campus trial!

Posted on 06/05/2021 by

Come and visit ITC on our free trial day on May 13!

If you’ve ever considered the course options at ITC – and the kinds of careers they can earn you – we’re offering the opportunity to find out if it’s right for you with a FREE campus trial.

We’ll be opening our doors to prospective students this May who’d like a taster of what course and campus life is like before making the final decision to enrol.

Read on to find out more about our free campus trial options. (more…)

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ITC set to attend Go With Tourism Expo this May

Posted on 05/05/2021 by

ITC will be at the Go With Tourism Expo from May 20-22 in Auckland!

ITC is one of New Zealand’s leading providers of tertiary-level travel and tourism training, which is why you’ll find us at many major tourism events and expos throughout the country.

This May, we’re excited to host a stall at the Go With Tourism Expo from May 20-22. This will be held at the ASB Showgrounds from 10am to 3pm each day, and is a free event – just be sure to register!

Read on to find out more about this fantastic expo and how you can win prizes that will help you prepare for the tropical bubble when you come and visit our stall! (more…)

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The best way to spend the school holidays

Posted on 29/04/2021 by

We think taking an ITC schools short course is the best way to spend the school holidays!

With the Easter school holidays coming to a close for another year, ITC is celebrating another successful round of ITC short courses for high school students.

Our ITC Schools team provides high schools and high school students around New Zealand with the chance to both sample our fantastic learning environment, and to earn NCEA credits during fun, engaging, and educational short courses.

We ran a number of short courses over these school holidays, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how they went! (more…)

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Could you be New Zealand’s next Top Tourism Star?

Posted on 22/04/2021 by

Are you ready to be a tourism star?

With an Australian travel bubble opening up and vaccines rolling out across the country and the world, there’s a definite, inescapable sense of excitement and positivity throughout the tourism sector.

Everyone at ITC, from our tutors to our marketing team to our students, can all feel the momentum of the industry as it really begins to pick itself up and look forward to a bright future, and we can’t help but want to share that with the world.

That’s why we’re in search of New Zealand’s Top Tourism Star – could it be you? (more…)

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Already plan to enrol with ITC in 2022? We can enrol you right now!

Posted on 13/04/2021 by

Keen to enrol for our 2022 courses? Why not sign up right now!

The year 2022 might seem like it’s far away, yet somehow, it’s already April and we’re already looking ahead to our courses, students, and enrolments for next year!

And if you already know that 2022 will be the year you attend ITC, then we’re happy to enrol you now and secure your place in one of our industry-recognised travel and tourism courses.

Here’s a little more about ITC and how you can enrol. (more…)

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Come visit ITC at Polyfest to go in the draw to win two tickets to Six60!

Posted on 08/04/2021 by

Come and learn about ITC at Polyfest and go in the draw to win Six60 tickets.

ASB Polyfest is an incredible annual event that celebrates New Zealand’s cultural diversity through dance. High schools from all over New Zealand head to Polyfest to perform, and to connect with their roots, other students, and all New Zealanders.

This year, ITC will have a booth at Polyfest, where we’ll be chatting with students about our courses and what a career in tourism and travel might mean for you.

Here’s a little more about this awesome event, and how stopping by could get you tickets to Six60! (more…)

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Graduate interview: Meet the ITC graduate who discovered her dream job after studying at ITC!

Posted on 07/04/2021 by

Meet the ITC graduate who discovered her dream job after studying at ITC!

After graduating from ITC, Paige Halpin set out to take on the world of tourism and travel – although she didn’t quite know exactly where she wanted to be just yet.

She began with a stint at Walt Disney World, and only discovered her dream job once she returned home to New Zealand.

We asked her all about it in our latest graduate interview, as well as how Covid-19 affected her career, what she thinks is next for the industry, and her advice for current and upcoming ITC students! (more…)

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Fact vs fiction: Which tourism news stories are actually true?

Posted on 01/04/2021 by

New Zealand’s tourism industry is a topic of hot debate. But which stories are actually true?

As New Zealand passes its one year anniversary of closing the borders and locking down, the news has been spending a lot of time reporting on, and speculating about, the tourism industry.

Of course, with the borders closed and no international tourists coming in, tourism operators have not enjoyed the same level of business as they usually would. But that’s not to say tourism is dead, or that it will never return, or that those working in the industry are completely out of luck, or even that those who want to get into the industry should think otherwise.

There’s simply a lot of half-truths and overly negative press coverage at the moment, and we’d like to offer a more positive point of view and set the record straight! (more…)

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It’s no joke! You can still enrol for our 2021 Business in Tourism Diploma

Posted on 31/03/2021 by

It’s not too late to enrol in ITC’s two-year Business in Tourism Diploma!

It might be April 1 tomorrow, but we’re not kidding around – we’re still accepting enrolments for our two-year Business in Tourism Diploma.

Courses start for this diploma at our Auckland City and South Auckland campuses on April 19, so you still have time to enrol and earn yourself a fantastic qualification that will be recognised by tourism and travel operators here in New Zealand and around the world.

Here’s a little more about what diploma involves and how you can enrol to kick-start your career in tourism. (more…)

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