In the Community
Does the name Leo Seuula ring a bell? Even if his name doesn’t sound familiar, you might recognise his friendly face – because Leo has been making headlines left, right and centre!
The ITC graduate has been featured on Seven Sharp and the New Zealand Herald, described as “the man living the dream helping thrill seekers jump off Auckland’s Sky Tower”.
Leo works for AJ Hackett, helping tourists and adventure seekers walk around (or jump off!) the ring of the Sky Tower – some 192m above street level.
For most people, this would be a terrifying thing to do once – let alone for your day job – but Leo says he’s living his dream.In the Community, News, Student success, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Staff and students from the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) had an awesome time at the 2019 ASB Polyfest last month.
ITC tourism educator and marketing support person, Daniel Maine, hosted the ITC stall at the event, along with several student helpers.
For ITC students, being at Polyfest was a fantastic work experience and networking opportunity.
Daniel says he was blown away by the students professionalism, passion, and all-round amazing attitude on what was an action-packed, epic day.In the Community, News, Student success | Leave a reply
Earlier this year, officials from Okinawa Council in Japan arrived in New Zealand for a four-day whirlwind business trip.
The officials came to New Zealand to research how to provide better tourism facilities in Okinawa. They reached out to ITC for advice and asked to be shown around the ITC Campus.
Unfortunately, ITC was closed for the summer holiday period, but one of our tutors, Takeyuki Moreta, was honoured to meet with the officials on ITC’s behalf.In the Community, News, Staff News | Leave a reply
Happy 2019, everyone!
This year is expected to be another big one for the New Zealand tourism industry, with lots of important events on the horizon.
Here are some key industry events to add to your calendar.In the Community, News, Travel and Tourism News | Leave a reply
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.In the Community, News, Study inspiration, Travel and Tourism News | Leave a reply
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.In the Community, News | Leave a reply
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.In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Gateway resources |
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.”In the Community, News, Student success | Leave a reply
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.In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Industry Expo | Leave a reply
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.In the Community, News, Student success | Tagged Christchurch, site visits, study tourism, Tourism Industry, Work Experience |