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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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TRENZ kicks off in Auckland with help from ITC students

Posted on 09/05/2017 by

Hundreds of tourism professionals are in Auckland this week for TRENZ 2017, and several ITC students are volunteering at the event to make sure it runs smoothly. 

New Zealand’s biggest travel and tourism trade event, TRENZ, kicks off in Auckland today – and ITC students are on-hand to make sure everything runs smoothly.

A group of 18 high-performing students have been chosen to assist as volunteers. They will support the presenters and attendees by:

  • Helping the sellers set up their stands
  • Manning key information areas such as coat check and food stalls
  • Assisting with any last-minute errands or requests

ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins says volunteering at TRENZ is a great way for students to learn more about the exciting travel and tourism industry. (more…)

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‘Freedom Seat’ activist inspires ITC staff and students

Posted on 02/05/2017 by

Naresh Kumar recently spoke to ITC students about his experience riding the length of New Zealand to raise money for charity.

Staff and students at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) were recently inspired by the incredible story of Naresh Kumar from Freedom Seat. Naresh delivered a presentation at ITC’s City Campus in early April, where he spoke about his journey.

On January 16, Naresh set out to ride the length of New Zealand on a tandem bike named ‘Kindness’ to raise money for Tearfund, a not-for-profit leading the fight against human trafficking. He cycled from Cape Reinga to Bluff – an impressive 3,300 kilometres.


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Five ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year in New Zealand

Posted on 31/01/2017 by

The 2017 Chinese New Year is just around the corner. How will you celebrate the Year of the Rooster?

Around 30,000 tourists are expected to arrive in New Zealand over the coming weeks to celebrate the Chinese New Year.

One of the most famous and ancient celebrations in the world, the Chinese New Year is a great opportunity to experience Chinese culture.

Here are five ways you can celebrate the Year of the Rooster in New Zealand in 2017.


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