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Explore Group engages ITC for staff training

Posted on 23/01/2018 by

Some of the Explore employees at ITC’s City Campus. Explore Auckland General Manager Alyson Curran says ITC was the “obvious choice” for staff training.

Late last year, the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) delivered a workshop for Explore Group to help prepare Explore’s staff for what might be the busiest summer on record.

With 22 years of tourism training experience, ITC is passionate about delivering training to students and tourism businesses. All of ITC’s staff are qualified trainers with practical tourism experience.

“Before our tutors became teachers, they were tourism professionals. They worked in airline, travel, and tourism, and have first-hand experience of the unique skills required to thrive in this growing industry,” says Claire Huxley, ITC Marketing Director.


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6 reasons to study tourism in 2018

Posted on 16/01/2018 by

Love travel? Then a career in tourism could be right for you.

Have you just finished school and you’re looking for your next challenge? Or are you in the mood for a career change?

Whether you’re a school leaver or a career changer, a career in tourism could be right for you. And the best way to kickstart your tourism career is with a qualification from The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC).


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Five ways to be a tourist in your hometown this summer

Posted on 09/01/2018 by

Stuck at home this summer? Make the most of the warm weather with these five tips for being a tourist in your hometown.

As a travel-lover, you probably wish you were on a plane to somewhere exotic this summer.

But you don’t have to travel internationally to live the life of a traveller. Here are five ways to be a tourist in your own hometown this summer.  


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ITC donates Xmas party funds to charity

Posted on 19/12/2017 by

The International Travel College is donating over $5,000 to charity this Christmas.

In an act of festive generosity, the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has donated over $5,000 to charity for Christmas.

Staff voted to donate to charity in lieu of a Christmas party – and the Auckland City Mission, The Salvation Army, and YWCA were the lucky recipients.


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Kickstart your tourism career with the NZ Cert in Tourism Level 3

Posted on 12/12/2017 by

The New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism & Travel is the perfect introduction to the tourism industry.

Would you like to work in New Zealand’s thriving tourism industry?

Are you a school-leaver or career-changer looking for a qualification that will help you get an excellent entry-level job?

Come and study the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism & Travel at the International Travel College.

This Level 3 qualification is the perfect introduction to the tourism industry, with a particular focus on New Zealand tourism destinations and customer service skills.


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Introducing Devin Rawlinson

Posted on 05/12/2017 by

[Left] Devin with Eva Longoria who he met while working at AJ Hackett Bungy! [Right] Devin at Niagra Falls.

Meet new ITC staff member Devin Rawlinson – a well-travelled Kiwi-Canadian with a love for adventure tourism. He recently joined the ITC team as a tutor at our City Campus. Below, he gives an insight into his background and how he got to be where he is today. 

Back in 1994, I was a little 12-year-old boy shaking with excitement and adrenaline after completing my first bungy jump. This was followed by jetboating, white water rafting, canyoning, abseiling, snowboarding, and the list goes on. The foundation of my tourism career had begun.


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ITC tutor delivers exclusive workshop in Okinawa, Japan

Posted on 28/11/2017 by

ITC tutor Takeyuki Morita delivers a workshop about sustainable tourism management to Japanese businesspeople in Okinawa.

Japanese businesspeople recently learned all about New Zealand’s thriving tourism industry at a workshop in Okinawa.

ITC tutor Takeyuki Morita delivered a workshop about sustainable tourism management while in Japan on an international marketing trip. Originally from Okinawa, Takeyuki took this opportunity to share his knowledge about New Zealand tourism with his home country.

Takeyuki was invited by the Okinawa Chamber of Commerce to deliver the workshop, which had the topic of ‘Cross-Cultural Communication in Business Management’.


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Ideas for putting the TIA’s Sustainability Commitment into action

Posted on 21/11/2017 by

Wise words from Chris Riddell’s presentation at the Tourism Summit Aotearoa.

ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley recently attended Tourism Summit Aotearoa, where she learned more about the TIA’s Sustainability Commitment. Here are some of her thoughts and ideas for putting sustainability into action as the tourism industry works towards its Tourism 2025 goals. 

Having had an exhilarating experience at the Tourism Summit Aotearoa Workshops this week, I feel compelled to share some of my own thoughts and ideas around how the tourism industry can thrive and prosper as we all zoom towards the collective Tourism 2025 vision.


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Tips for juggling work and study

Posted on 14/11/2017 by

If you’d like to work and study at the same time, it’s important to have a plan. Read on for some tips on juggling the two commitments.

Working while you study is an excellent way to gain customer service experience, add to your CV, and keep your bank account looking healthy.

However, a part-time job can be time-consuming, so it’s important to avoid overcommitting yourself. Study should always come first!

It is possible to do both if you’re organised and motivated. In fact, we often encourage students to work a few hours a week so they can gain some real-world experience while they study.

Here are some tips for juggling work and study from Cathy Alder, one of our employment consultants.


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What happens at an ITC Open Day?

Posted on 07/11/2017 by

An ITC Open Day is a chance to get a guided tour of our campus facilities and meet some of our friendly staff and students.

Are you thinking about studying airline, travel or tourism with ITC?

Come to one of our Open Days to learn all about the College and what to expect if you enrol with us.

An ITC Open Day is a relaxed, welcoming day. It’s a chance for you to get a sneak peek into life at the College. Our Open Days are also designed to help you decide whether we’re the right training provider for you.

At an Open Day, you will have the opportunity to:


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