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Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2018: Key talking points

Posted on 20/11/2018 by

Te Papa, Wellington: the venue for the Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2018.

Earlier this month (Nov 8), the Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2018 was held in Wellington.

Hundreds of tourism delegates met at Te Papa to discuss the future of tourism and exchange ideas, opportunities, and challenges.

Here are some of the key announcements and talking points from the day.

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ITC students to volunteer at CATE 2018

Posted on 06/11/2018 by

This year’s CATE Conference will be the biggest yet with close to 700 delegates expected to attend.

Several travel and tourism students from ITC are participating in an exciting work experience opportunity next week.

They will be volunteering at the annual CATE (Careers & Transition Education Association Aotearoa) Conference at SkyCity from Tuesday 13 November to Thursday 15 November.

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Educating more tourism superstars with Gateway resources

Posted on 25/09/2018 by

Students at the Air NZ Ramp Services Gateway Programme. ITC supplies the Gateway workbooks for this programme. 

At the International Travel College (ITC), we educate young people about tourism in a variety of ways — some of which might surprise you.

In addition to our on-campus and Study From Home qualifications, we also work closely with schools and education providers to make sure they have the resources they need to support the next generation of tourism workers.

For example, we provide Gateway workbooks to education providers. Students complete Gateway workbooks while on work experience in the tourism industry and gain NCEA Level 3 credits.

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ITC students impress industry at NZ Tourism Awards in Chch

Posted on 18/09/2018 by

Students from the International Travel College (ITC) looking smart at the New Zealand Tourism Awards.

Tourism students from the International Travel College (ITC) made an excellent impression in front of industry at the New Zealand Tourism Awards in Christchurch earlier this month.

Several students volunteered at the awards, giving their time to help Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA) run a smooth, seamless event.

“We were so impressed. We could not have asked for more pleasant and switched on volunteers,” says Trina Edwards, TIA Events & Marketing Specialist.

“All were on time, immaculately dressed, enthusiastic and ready to help with whatever they were asked.”

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Tourism businesses inspire next generation of tourism workers at ITC Industry Expo

Posted on 11/09/2018 by

ITC travel and tourism students loved the opportunity to network with some of Auckland’s leading tourism employers at the ITC Industry Expo in August.

Students on the cusp of entering the tourism workforce got a ‘taste of tourism’ at the ITC Industry Expo in August.

Several leading tourism businesses presented to ITC students, including Jucy, Fullers, AJ Hackett, Explore, Avsec, Customs, Sudima Hotel, and Fat Camel Backpackers.

The purpose of the Industry Expo is to educate students about what it’s like to work in the industry. It also gives tourism businesses the chance to impress the next generation of tourism workers, in the hope of attracting high-calibre staff.

It’s no secret that skilled tourism workers are in high demand, so tourism businesses jumped at the chance to get in front of a group of engaged, motivated tourism students.

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ITC students visit tourism businesses in Christchurch

Posted on 31/07/2018 by

ITC’s Chch students recently visited two hotels and a Flight Centre to learn more about working in the local tourism industry.

Students from ITC’s Christchurch Campus recently visited local tourism businesses to see firsthand what it’s like to work in the industry.

They visited Flight Centre, Breakfree Hotel and Crowne Plaza in one epic, eye-opening day.

ITC Level 3 student Ja Kharkrang was really impressed with how much she learned on the site visits.

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ITC welcomes guest speaker from Migrant Workers Association

Posted on 15/05/2018 by

Anu Kaloti from the Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa spoke with ITC’s international students last week.

Homesickness, minimum wage rules, employment contracts – these are all issues pertinent to New Zealand’s international student community.

That’s why the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) welcomed a guest speaker from the Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa last week.

Association spokesperson Anu Kaloti attended an International Student Lunch at ITC’s City Campus on Wednesday 9 May, where she spoke in-depth about NZ employment rights, such as contracts and minimum wage.  

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ITC opens Christchurch campus in partnership with SIT

Posted on 09/02/2018 by

ITC is delighted to open a campus in Christchurch, in partnership with the Southern Institute of Technology.

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is bringing its industry-leading airline, travel and tourism qualifications to Christchurch.

ITC will be delivering Level 3 and Level 4 NZQA courses at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) from mid-March this year.

“We are incredibly excited to bring our industry-leading qualifications to Christchurch,” says ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley.

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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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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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