Love is in the air at the International Travel College, with Account Manager Ceri Jenkins and Marketing & Schools Leader Mel Fey celebrating their engagement.
Ceri got down on one knee 192 metres above ground – he surprised Mel on top of the Sky Tower while they were doing the SkyWalk.
“I was super nervous about the height but more afraid of the ring not fitting. As you will see on the video, it took a little squeezing on – happy to say with the string now off it, it now fits perfectly!” says Ceri.
Little did Mel know, Ceri had been planning the surprise proposal for 9 months. He enlisted the help of the team at SkyWalk, who discreetly attached the engagement ring to his SkyWalk jumpsuit.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
Known for her impeccable organisational skills, bright smile and friendly personality, Amy is a Travel Tutor at ITC’s Botany Campus. She also helps with academic support, assisting the academic team with the writing and monitoring of assessments. Below she gives us a glimpse into her typical day at work.
Describe your typical day
I spend most of my day teaching and doing marking and lesson planning. I also help with academic support – updating lesson plans, making new resources, developing teaching content and monitoring assessments.Staff News | Leave a reply
The International Travel College (ITC) may be headquartered in Auckland and Whangarei – but its courses are inspiring high school students all around the country.
Every month, the ITC Tourism Education Team travels to different areas of New Zealand to teach a variety of short courses.
In May, the ITC Flight Attending Short Course was delivered in three regions at the same time – Taranaki, Nelson, and Whangarei.
Over the course of two days, ITC tutors Ali, Mel, and Daniel all taught the same course in different locations.
“That’s what we call efficiency!” laughs Mel, the Tourism Education Team leader.In Schools, News, Staff News, Study inspiration | Leave a reply
Every few months, ITC International Marketing Manager Lesley Brough travels overseas to meet with international students and agents. Her last trip was to Ho Chi Minh City, Taipei, Beijing, Seoul, and Busan. Below, she shares some highlights from the trip.
It was a bit of a whirlwind trip! I was away for two weeks so I didn’t have a lot of time in each city, but I did get to do a few cool things.
The purpose of the business trip was to attend workshops with Quality English/Education in Ho Chi Minh City and Taipei, as well as visit agents in China and Korea. The workshops were kind of like speed dating with agents and companies, to get to know each other and see if there’s potential to work together in the future.
Here’s a glimpse into what I got up to in each city.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
Every tutor at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) shares at least one trait in common: a love of tourism.
ITC employs tutors based on their passion for the industry – they are tourism professionals first, teachers second.
It’s their boundless enthusiasm for tourism that makes them so great in the classroom. Their passion for the subject is infectious, and this resonates with the students.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
For the past ten years, ITC Level 5 programme leader Carla Sutton has been chipping away at something special – her further education.
She may be a tutor and a programme manager, but she never stopped being a student. After work, Carla dedicated her spare time to learning new skills.
First, she completed a Bachelor of Business through Unitec, with an amazing A+ grade point average. And now, she has completed a Master of Business with First Class Honours.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley recently attended An Evening with Sir Richard Branson at Auckland’s Vector Arena. Here’s what she learned from the famous entrepreneur who continues to make waves in the global airline, travel and tourism industry.
On Sunday 26 March, I was in the same room as Sir Richard Branson. Wow! I never thought I’d write those words.
I joined 2,000 of New Zealand’s movers and shakers, business leaders, Virgin fans, journalists, and curious souls to listen to Sir Richard in conversation with the Right Honourable John Key.
We couldn’t take any pictures, but I did scribble down lots of notes. I believe we can all learn a lot from this innovative entrepreneur, especially how his bold ideas are transforming the travel industry. Here are a few of my favourite takeaways from the special evening.News, Staff News, Study inspiration |
Known around College for his infectious laughter and incredible style, Daniel Maine is a Tourism Education Tutor at ITC. Below, he gives us a glimpse into his daily routine.
Describe your typical day
My typical day is that no two days are the same! I could be teaching at campus one day, and the next day be soaking wet from a jetboating adventure in the Auckland Harbour. The next week I might be boarding a flight to deliver tourism courses around New Zealand – my office view changes often.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
“Big birthdays only come around every ten years, so we decided to spoil them with a surprise morning tea celebration and delicious cupcakes,” says ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley.News, Staff News | Leave a reply
Meet Les Taylor, our new Tutor Team Supervisor. Les works at the City Campus – be sure to say hello when you see him around College! Below, he gives us an insight into his background in airline, travel and tourism.
Hi, my name is Les and I am a travel addict.
I first became aware of this passion (addiction) when I was a child. I would climb to the top of a large pine tree that my dad planted in our front yard, especially on wild winter days, and pretend that I was on a ship sailing into unknown waters.News, Staff News | Leave a reply