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The past few months have been a whirlwind for everybody in the world. We’ve witnessed firsthand the immediate impact of COVID-19 on our industry.
We can see the real problems this pandemic is causing to tourism in New Zealand, with many companies making some huge staff cuts and even closing their doors.
The current situation: Where we are now
It’s hard to not feel helpless and very sad about the situation, and to worry what the future holds.
We certainly can’t predict how the industry will look, when it will turn around, and what the future will bring.
This sense of ‘no control’ has certainly been challenging for everyone. But, what we can control is how we react to it and what we do!
Here at ITC, we want to help.
In a time of crisis, we feel it’s our duty to help our industry.In the Community, News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered unprecedented changes to tourism, both here in New Zealand and abroad.
There’s a lot about this crisis that’s difficult to predict – such as when a vaccine will be available, or when international borders will reopen.
During these uncertain times, ITC is looking to the future, for things we can do today to help strengthen the tourism industry for the years to come.
One of the things we can and are continuing to do is train the future tourism workforce.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
Our first week of studying online during lockdown got off to a very stylish start, with staff and students donning their ‘best outfits’ at home.
The theme for last week was ‘Best Dressed’ and it did not disappoint. From wedding gowns to dinosaur costumes, there was not a dull outfit in sight.
You can see all of the brilliant photos on Facebook: ITC Best Dressed Theme Week.In the Community, News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Here at ITC we haven’t stopped teaching during New Zealand’s Covid-19 Lockdown – classes just look a little different!
We’re open for online learning via our online platform, which our sister company Study From Home has been successfully using for over 15 years.
Students are continuing to learn and study towards their qualification, from their homes. We’re also accepting new enrolments, so you can get started soon.
Our goal is for ITC’s online platform to be a place of learning and joy for our students, just like our campuses.
We’ve noticed there is a bit of confusion out there about what’s open and what’s not, so let us clarify exactly how we’re operating during Lockdown.In the Community, News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Are you one of the recent ITC graduates working in one of these epic jobs?
Do you love going to work every day and want to share your career success with future airline, travel and tourism students?
You could inspire someone else to follow in your footsteps with one simple action: sharing a photo or video of you at work.
We’re running a competition for our graduates which closes today (25 Feb 2020) at 5 pm – so now is the time to get out your phone and submit your entry!In the Community, News | Leave a reply
If you’re considering a career in airline, travel or tourism in 2020, have your online calendar at the ready.
You’ll want to save the dates for our upcoming Open Days so you can come and visit one of our campuses and discover the magic of studying at ITC for yourself.
Open Days are a fantastic opportunity to meet and greet the staff, get a tour of the campus, ask questions about the qualifications, and hear student success stories.
Here’s a quick overview of the dates for each campus. (more…)Posted in In the Community, News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Explore Group – one of New Zealand’s leading sailing and cruising specialists – recently engaged ITC to deliver sales and customer experience workshops to 26 of its staff members.
ITC was approached by Explore’s General Manager, Alyson Curran, to help prepare staff for the busy summer season.
“We were honoured to be asked to provide staff training for Explore Group,” says ITC Marketing Manager Mel Jenkins.In the Community, News | Tagged professional development, training | Leave a reply
For many people, Christmas is a wonderful time of year – a time of family, friends, food, and celebration.
But, for many others, Christmas can be a challenging time. At Christmas – more than ever – it’s important to give back to the community and help those in need.
This year, ITC has spread Christmas cheer to 7 charities.
ITC chief executive Claire Huxley has kindly donated to each of the below donations ($4,250 in total).
- Auckland City Mission
- Christmas Box
- The Salvation Army
- Age Concern
- Variety Children
- Alzheimer’s New Zealand
A representative from The Salvation Army reached out to Claire and ITC to say thank you for the donation.
“Thank you so much for your very kind and generous donation to our Christmas Appeal this week. Your generosity to The Salvation Army has been so gratefully received. It is very much appreciated and contributes significantly to our work of helping people in need, especially at this time of year.”
If you would like to donate to a charity before Christmas, it’s not too late! There are several deserving charities that could use some extra support – and every dollar counts.
On that festive note, the ITC blog will be taking a break until the 7th of January. Have a wonderful festive season, look after each other and keep safe!
– The ITC team :)
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It’s often called tourism’s biggest night of the year: the renowned New Zealand Tourism Awards dinner.
This prestigious event is an opportunity to formally recognise the industry’s finest – and ITC students were right there to witness all of the excitement unfold.
Six hard-working ITC students had the opportunity to volunteer at the Awards dinner, which was held in Christchurch at Horncastle Arena on 24 October.In the Community, News, Student success | Leave a reply
Thinking about a career in New Zealand’s exciting airline, travel and tourism industry?
Want to meet people who are working in the industry in jobs they love?
Then mark Thursday 17th October in your calendar – ITC’s Careers Day (a FREE event).
Event: ITC’s Careers Day
Date: Thursday 17th October
Time: 10 am to 2 pm (allow 1 hr to visit all booths)
Venue: ITC Auckland Botany Campus – Level 1, Fashion Pavilions, Botany Town Centre