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Be Inspired: Sam’s journey from shyness to confidence

Posted on 05/02/2019 by

Meet Samuel Pascoe, an ITC graduate with an inspiring story to share.

Welcome to a new feature on the ITC Blog called ‘Be Inspired’. Every few weeks, we will give you a ‘behind-the-scenes’ glimpse into the journey of an inspirational ITC student and share what it took for them to achieve their goals. Everyone climbs their own Everest, and these students hope to inspire others by sharing the truth of their journey to the summit.

Before Samuel Pascoe started studying at ITC, he was self-described as shy, quiet, and a little bit lost.

“I didn’t know where I was going career-wise or what I wanted to achieve,” says Sam.

He’d completed a Diploma in IT but felt he unfulfilled by that career path. He knew he wanted to learn more about the world, but he didn’t know the next best step.

Then the opportunity to study at ITC came up, and things started to fall into place.

“Thanks to studying at ITC, I now know where I want to go in the tourism industry and how I need to achieve these goals,” Sam explained.

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ITC the place-to-see for visiting Okinawa tourism officials

Posted on 29/01/2019 by

When officials from Okinawa are in New Zealand, they usually reach out to ITC tutor Takeyuki Morita to learn more about ITC and tourism in NZ.

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.

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‘Tourism makes life more meaningful’ says ITC student

Posted on 22/01/2019 by

Meet Anthony, an ITC international student from Shanghai with incredible work ethic, big dreams, and a huge passion for New Zealand tourism.

As far as reasons to study tourism go, Bo WU (Anthony) has a pretty good one.

Anthony (who is an international student from Shanghai, China) says that “tourism makes life more meaningful”.

“Tourism can broaden the horizon of a person,” Anthony explains.

“A person who loves travelling and learns to travel will have a better world outlook when he encounters anything.”

Of course, we completely agree.

Below is the rest of Anthony’s story. In this interview, he tells us about his career history (tourism is his second career so far), as well as what inspired him to move to New Zealand from Shanghai. It’s full of wisdom, insight, and tips – we hope you enjoy it.

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Key events for NZ tourism in 2019

Posted on 15/01/2019 by

If you’re interested in attending any of the major trade shows or conferences for NZ tourism in 2019, it’s a good idea to mark the dates in your diary.

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.

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Free yourself with fees-free study in 2019

Posted on 08/01/2019 by

Study fees-free at ITC – choose from airline, travel, and tourism qualifications.

Happy New Year!

Are you exploring your study options for 2019?

Here’s a pretty awesome option to consider: fees-free study with ITC. Yes, you could study airline, travel or tourism for free with us (terms & conditions apply), and become one step closer to getting an epic job in the tourism industry.

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The year in review: Highlights from 2018

Posted on 18/12/2018 by

ITC staff and students have had plenty to smile about in 2018.

Can you believe that 2018 is nearly over?!

It’s been a massive, wonderful year for ITC, with many student successes to celebrate. Here are some of our top stories from 2018.

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Work experience leads to tourism jobs for many ITC students

Posted on 11/12/2018 by

ITC arranges work experience opportunities for students at tourism businesses such as SkyJump (pictured).

When an ITC student goes on work experience, they could be meeting their future employer for the first time.

Many students who participate in work experience end up working for that employer later down the track – sometimes as soon as one week later.

For example, Brookglenn Olsen recently started a job at InterCity after doing work experience there in late November. She got a call one week after her work experience offering her a job. She’s now working part-time in the afternoons and will go full-time in January once she’s finished her qualification.

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Meet Nicky: She could help you find a tourism job

Posted on 04/12/2018 by

ITC’s new Employment Consultant, Nicola McCutcheon.

Nicola (Nicky) McCutcheon is the newest Employment Consultant at ITC. Her role is to help students find employment in the airline, travel and tourism industry.

She shares this role with Sarndra Stephens, a long-serving ITC employee. Together, they help students with their job search through initiatives such as:

  • On-campus CV workshops
  • Interview preparation
  • Work experience and volunteer opportunities
  • General support, encouragement, and advice

Past and present students can use the Employment Consultants in their job search. Whether you’re currently studying or you’ve already graduated, you can reach out to Nicky or Sarndra for support. (more…)

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ITC celebrates IATA success

Posted on 27/11/2018 by

ITC’s 2018 cohort of IATA students accept their certificates at a special on-campus lunch to celebrate their success.

This year, several ITC students sat down to complete a very challenging test: the IATA Foundation Course final exam.

The exam (like the entire IATA course) is intensive and demanding, but ITC is pleased to announce that 100% of its students passed – a great result considering the nature of the test. (more…)

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Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2018: Key talking points

Posted on 20/11/2018 by

Te Papa, Wellington: the venue for the Tourism Summit Aotearoa 2018.

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.

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