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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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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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7 ways international students make NZ a better place

Posted on 12/09/2017 by

ITC is a multicultural college. We welcome around 50 international students a year and cherish the contribution they make to college life.

New Zealand is one of the most popular tourism destinations in the world – so it’s no surprise that many international students choose to study here.

In 2016 alone, more than 131,000 international students studied in New Zealand, with the majority (63%) based in Auckland.

Whether they are here for six months or six years, these students bring diversity, culture, knowledge, and so much more to our Pacific nation.

We believe that international students make New Zealand a better place – here’s seven reasons why.

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ITC students hear from industry leaders at Discussing Tourism event

Posted on 15/08/2017 by

ITC students Justine Tai and Talei Halofaki at the Discussing Tourism event in Auckland.

Two ITC students recently attended the Discussing Tourism event in Auckland on 27 July.

Talei Halofaki and Justine Tai both received special invitations to attend the event after they were nominated by their tutor, Kirsten Leith, for their excellent standard of work and passion and enthusiasm for working in the tourism industry.

Kirsten accompanied the students to the event, which was held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in central Auckland.

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“Disney here we come!”: 14 ITC graduates accepted on Disney Cultural Exchange Program

Posted on 06/06/2017 by

Some of the talented ITC graduates who are heading to Disney World in August. 

Hey, Disney World – are you ready for the awesomeness that’s coming your way?

14 talented ITC graduates have been accepted on the Disney Cultural Exchange Program, and 13 will arrive in Orlando in August (unfortunately one student cannot make it). 

ITC graduates have been going to Disney World for many years, but this is the first time such a large group is going at once.

“It’s brilliant to see so many students taking up the opportunity to live and work at Disney World,” says ITC Employment Consultant Catherine Alder.

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