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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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Love airports? You’ll love the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3)

Posted on 11/07/2017 by

Make your dream of working at the airport come true by studying the NZ Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3).

Do you love going to the airport? Are you the first person to volunteer to pick up or drop off travelling friends and relatives? Would you love to work as a check-in agent, baggage handler, or customer service assistant? Or, let’s be honest, you’d happily take any job – as long as it’s at the airport?

If you’re thinking “yes! Tell me more!”, then you’ll love the New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation (Level 3).

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ITC grad lands amazing cruise ship job AND is off to Disney World!

Posted on 13/06/2017 by

Shania Wheatley’s tourism career is off to a flying start thanks to her motivation and her qualification from ITC.

It’s been an amazing year for Shania Wheatley. In mid-2016, she packed her bags and moved from Hamilton to Auckland to study tourism at the International Travel College – and she hasn’t looked back.

Since arriving in Auckland, she’s graduated with a Level 4 tourism qualification, landed a job in the cruise ship industry, and been accepted into the Disney Cultural Exchange Program.

“Moving from Hamilton was a hard decision. Living on my own, working, and studying at the same time was a challenge – but it was well worth it,” says Shania.

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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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ITC students experience Auckland’s busy cruise ship season

Posted on 23/05/2017 by

When cruise travellers anchored in Auckland, several ITC students were among the check-in agents who helped them disembark and board their vessel. 

Many cruise ship holidaymakers were greeted by enthusiastic ITC students when they disembarked and boarded in Auckland over the busy cruise season.

Several ITC students worked as check-in agents for ID Tours and Renaissance Tours – meaning they were right on the customer service frontline to meet arriving and departing passengers.

“Students were required to check passengers onto the cruise ships and also give directions to passengers at the cruise terminals,” says ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins, who helped organise this paid work experience opportunity.

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My Dream Job: Snow Travel Specialist

Posted on 07/02/2017 by

ITC graduate Tammy Bakker has every snow bunny’s dream job – she works as a Snow Travel Specialist for Dive Fish Snow Travel.

Love hitting the slopes in winter? Whether you’re a skier or a snowboarder, you’ll probably be envious of Tammy Bakker. An ITC graduate, she works as a Snow Travel Specialist for Dive Fish Snow Travel.

We caught up with Tammy to find out more about this dream job.

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Highlights from 2016

Posted on 20/12/2016 by
It's been a vibrant and wonderful year at The International Travel College of New Zealand.

It’s been a vibrant and wonderful year at The International Travel College of New Zealand.

December is a time for reflection and celebration; an opportunity to look back at the year that has been and raise a glass to the many milestones achieved along the way.

2016 has certainly been a big year for ITC. We’ve welcomed hundreds of new students, raised money for several charities, turned 20, and so much more.

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ITC student Luca Bianconi named best performer in NZ for IATA exam

Posted on 13/12/2016 by
Luca Bianconi, an international student from Italy, holds the letter informing him of his outstanding IATA results.

Luca Bianconi, an international student from Italy, holds the letter informing him of his outstanding IATA results.

Please extend a warm congratulations to Luca Bianconi, the best performer in New Zealand for a renowned IATA exam.

Luca scored top marks on the Foundation in Travel and Tourism with Amadeus, becoming the fourth ITC student to do so in just four years. He joins Danielle Barham, Anastasiya Kolchunova and Hayley Miles in the ITC “IATA Hall of Fame”.

An international student from Italy, Luca says he thoroughly enjoyed studying for the exam.

“I have always been interested in aviation and I found it quite stimulating,” he said.

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Australia calling: Meet the ITC graduates working across the Tasman

Posted on 29/11/2016 by
Dozens of ITC graduates have moved to the likes of Sydney (pictured), Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth to pursue their travel and tourism careers.

Dozens of ITC graduates have moved to the likes of Sydney (pictured), Melbourne, Brisbane, and Perth to pursue their travel and tourism careers.

A funny thing happens when you study travel and tourism. You get bitten by the travel bug (if you hadn’t been bitten already!).

That explains why so many ITC graduates leave beautiful New Zealand to pursue careers abroad. Our alumni is scattered all around the world, from the US to the UK, from Tahiti to Thailand.

But no country has snapped up more talented ITC tourism graduates than Australia. We recently caught up with some of the graduates who are pursuing their tourism careers across the Tasman. Here’s a glimpse into their Australian lives…

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Love helping people? A career in travel & tourism could be your calling

Posted on 22/11/2016 by
In particular, airports are a great place to work if you love helping others.

In particular, airports are a great place to work if you love helping others.

If you love helping people, you probably desire a meaningful career. Perhaps you’ve considered becoming a counsellor, teacher, social worker or nurse? Or maybe you dream of one day working for a charity?

These are all fantastic career choices for compassionate individuals, but you might want to add another option to your list of altruistic careers: travel and tourism.

According to a recent survey by the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC), many respondents said the best thing about working in travel and tourism is helping others.

“I love helping people and interacting with them – knowing that I could help or assist someone with something makes me happy,” said one ITC graduate, Nadine Semuelu.

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