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All about the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism and Travel

Posted on 19/09/2017 by

The NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism and Travel will help prepare you for a job in NZ’s exciting tourism industry.

Do you love to travel? Are you a ‘people person’? Are you passionate about New Zealand?

If you’re nodding ‘yes’, then a career in New Zealand’s growing tourism industry could be your calling – and ITC has just the qualification to help you get there.

The New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Tourism and Travel Level 3 is a comprehensive introduction to the tourism industry.

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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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How to find a tourism job with ITC’s Employment Consultants

Posted on 05/09/2017 by

Are you a past or present ITC student looking for work? Come and visit our Employment Consultants today!

Did you know that ITC has two dedicated Employment Consultants whose job is to help you find work?

Sarndra Stephens and Catherine Alder are committed to helping ITC students (past and present) gain employment in the airline, travel and tourism industry.

Whether you are looking for work experience while you study, your first job after graduating, or your third or fourth job opportunity since leaving ITC, Sarndra and Cathy can help.

They know about the latest airline, travel and tourism jobs and can assist you with preparing for an interview and making an excellent first impression (once you have your CV ready).

Here are some tips for making the most of this incredible service.

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Introducing Sarah Boyd

Posted on 29/08/2017 by

Meet Sarah Boyd, one of the newest tutors to join the ITC teaching family.

The International Travel College is delighted to welcome a new tutor to the team, Sarah Boyd. Below, Sarah shares her career highlights, including how she caught the travel bug and fell in love with teaching tourism. 

The best feeling in the world is that feeling you get in the pit of your tummy when a plane starts speeding down the runway, engines blasting, and the nose tips upwards and the wheels leave the tar.

I was five years old the first time I experienced this feeling, on a family trip to Malta. It was then that I knew I had been bitten by the travel bug.

Born in Newcastle (the North East of England), I travelled extensively to Europe on family vacations during my childhood, until we immigrated to South Africa when I was 10.

Growing up, all I ever wanted to do was travel. So I was delighted when I was offered a job selling vacations to exclusive members of RCI and Southern Sun holiday reservations, first in Africa, and then internationally. For eight years, I learned how to sell travel, deal with clients, and master technical booking systems. 

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From Denny’s to Disney: Meet the ITC graduate chasing her Disney dreams

Posted on 22/08/2017 by

ITC graduate Sharon Beardsmore exploring Alaska with her travel kiwi. Sharon is now living and working at Disney World.

Just a few months ago, Sharon Beardsmore was working as a waitress at Denny’s while she saved for the trip of a lifetime.

Now, Sharon is living and working at Disney World in Orlando, Florida – a childhood dream come true.

We caught up with Sharon just before she left to Disney to learn about her studies at ITC, her passion for travel, and what the future has in store.

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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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Highlights from the 2017 ITC Graduation at the Langham

Posted on 08/08/2017 by

ITC staff and students showcase their culture at the 2017 Graduation ceremony.

Every year, the International Travel College holds a glamorous graduation ceremony at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. This special event is a chance to celebrate every new ITC graduate – and it’s always a night to remember. 

This year, the ceremony was held on the evening of Friday 21st July. The theme was ‘Your Culture’, where everyone dressed up as something from their own country. As always, everyone made an amazing effort – the array of colours and costumes was nothing short of spectacular. 

Here are some highlights from the evening. 

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Take your career to the next level with the NZ Diploma in Tourism (Level 5)

Posted on 01/08/2017 by

Prepare for a career in tourism management with the New Zealand Diploma of Tourism (Level 5).

Are you ambitious, self-motivated, passionate about tourism, a natural leader, and great with people?

If so, a management career could be your calling – and the New Zealand Diploma in Tourism (Level 5) could help you fulfil your leadership potential.

This Level 5 Diploma helps to prepare you for a management career in the airline, travel and tourism industry. It builds on the topics covered throughout the Level 3 and Level 4 qualifications, and arms you with the skills necessary to take on a leadership role.

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3 reasons to return to study after you get your first tourism job

Posted on 25/07/2017 by

Returning to study after a few years in the tourism workforce can be a great way to take your career to the next level.

If you’ve been working in tourism for a while, and you’re looking for your next career opportunity, returning to study at Level 5 could help you get a better, higher paid job.

Your first tourism job is just the beginning. Here are three reasons to return to study after you’ve had some work experience.

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ITC sees off Disney students with special morning tea

Posted on 18/07/2017 by

Disney World here they come! These excited ITC students will start their Disney Cultural Exchange Program next month. ITC put on a special morning tea today to celebrate their upcoming trip.

Last month, ITC received the exciting news that 14 talented graduates have been accepted to participate in the Disney Cultural Exchange Program.

The graduates are heading to Disney World in August to live and work at the amazing Disney Resort, where they’ll gain valuable work experience and meet other exchange participants from around the world.

Today, the College put on a special Disney Morning Tea to celebrate.

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