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Interview with travel entrepreneur Lorna Rose from Your World

Posted on 01/05/2018 by

Lorna Rose is the founder of Your World, a bespoke travel planning service.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run a travel business? Do you dream of being self-employed and travelling the world?

Lorna Rose is living this dream. She’s the founder of Your World, a bespoke travel planning service.

Your World is different from traditional travel agencies because it’s completely independent. It’s not affiliated with any hotels, tourism operators or airlines, so all the trips that Lorna and her team plan are based purely on quality, price, and extensive independent research.

Lorna spends her days planning trips for clients all over the world. She also travels a lot and gets to call it work.

We recently interviewed Lorna to find out what it’s like to run a travel business. Read on for some great tips on being self-employed in this exciting industry.

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Three tips for writing a stand-out CV

Posted on 24/04/2018 by

ITC Employment Consultant Cathy Alder shares three tips for writing a stand-out CV.

Imagine this: you come across a vacancy for your dream job. Your heart soars! And then it sinks… because you have to send in your CV, and you’re not sure your CV is good enough.

Does this scenario sound familiar??

So many people miss out on getting a job interview because their CV is poorly written. Don’t let that be you!

At ITC, we can help you write a CV that reflects your experience and dedication. Our employment consultants are available to guide you on the CV writing process; all you need to do is ask.

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A day in the life of Ronika Lal – Academic Support Assistant

Posted on 17/04/2018 by

[Left] Ronika with a woman in traditional Japanese dress. [Right] Ronika at the Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto, a famous pathway lined with thousands of orange torii gates.

Ronika is ITC’s friendly and organised Academic Support Assistant. Below she gives us an insight into her daily routine, including some tips for staying motivated and sticking to your study goals.

Describe your job

My job involves providing support to the tutorial teams. Some of my responsibilities include monitoring student attendance, inputting student results, and issuing certificates. I work at both the City and Botany campuses, with three days in the City and two days at Botany. I enjoy it as it provides variety in my week.

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It’s not too late to study tourism in 2018

Posted on 10/04/2018 by

Contact ITC today and you could have a tourism qualification by the end of the year.

Wow – April already! How did that happen? The year is flying by, but it’s not too late to study tourism in 2018.

We have courses starting in April, June, and July, meaning you could be well on your way to completing a tourism qualification by the end of the year.

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Easter fun at ITC fosters teamwork & confidence

Posted on 03/04/2018 by

ITC students enjoying Easter fun and games before the long weekend.

Last Thursday, students at the International Travel College (ITC) celebrated Easter by dressing up, putting on special performances, and, of course, eating lots of chocolate.

The Easter event was in the spirit of good fun, but it had the added bonus of fostering teamwork and confidence among the students.

Each class was asked to nominate two “dressed up” students, and some classes also rehearsed special performances such as a Fashion Parade and an Easter dance.

Events like these are a great opportunity for students to practice performing in front of an audience (a useful skill in the tourism industry!), as well as work as part of a team.

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Study in Auckland: The world’s third best place to live

Posted on 27/03/2018 by

Auckland was recently ranked the third best place in the world to live by an international index.

If you want to study airline, travel and tourism, Auckland is the place to be. The ‘City of Sails’ was ranked the third best place to live in the world for Quality of Living, according to the Mercer Quality of Living Index.

Auckland beat cities such as Geneva, Copenhagen and Sydney to reach number three (a ranking it shares with Munich). A total of 231 cities were ranked, with Vienna and Zurich taking out the top two spots.

Political, environmental, and social factors contributed to Auckland’s high ranking, says Mercer New Zealand CEO Martin Lewington.

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Study aviation and enjoy a career in the sky

Posted on 20/03/2018 by

Study aviation at ITC to learn about becoming a flight attendant or working at the airport.

Imagine if your ‘office’ was 39,000 feet in the air. Imagine if you got to experience the thrill of touching down in a new place every few days and call it ‘work’. Imagine helping other people travel New Zealand or the world.

That’s what a career in the sky could offer you – and more.

If you dream of working for an airline, ITC has the qualification to get your career off to a flying start.

The New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation Level 3 is a comprehensive introduction to the world of aviation.

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Five tips for study success at ITC

Posted on 13/03/2018 by

ITC is like one big family, so make the most of the fun and friendly atmosphere while you study.

If you want to pass your tourism qualification with flying colours (and have plenty of fun along the way), this blog post is for you.

Here are five tips for study success from an ITC graduate. Print these out and stick them on your wall so they serve as a daily reminder to keep you on track.

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4 ways studying at ITC prepares you for the ‘real world’

Posted on 06/03/2018 by

Love travel? Studying at ITC is an excellent way to prepare yourself for a career in the airline, travel and tourism industry.

One of the things that makes ITC a great place to study is how the College takes great care to prepare you for a ‘real job’ in the industry.

At ITC, you get so much more than a qualification – you also learn practical skills that will help you excel in the workforce.

Here are four ways ITC prepares you for a ‘real job’.

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Five ways to make more time for study

Posted on 27/02/2018 by

Feel like you’re running out of time to study? Here are five tips to get you back on track.

If you’re struggling to find time for study, this blog post is for you. We know how hard it can be to juggle study with part-time work, family commitments, not to mention your social life.

Fortunately, with a little bit of forward planning – and some short-term sacrifices – there are ways you can make more time in your life for study.

Here are five tips to help you get more study done, so you can complete your tourism qualification on time and kickstart your career in this exciting industry.

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