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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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My Dream Job: Cruise Ship Reservations Consultant

Posted on 15/11/2016 by
Do you dream of working in the cruise ship industry? Read on to find out what it's like to have a cruise career.

Do you dream of working in the cruise ship industry? Read on to find out what it’s like to have a cruise career.

Welcome to a new feature on the ITC Blog called ‘My Dream Job’, where we share stories from graduates who are working in their dream careers.

First up, meet Linda Divitt, a Reservations Consultant for Princess Cruises. Below, she gives us a glimpse into what it’s like to work in the cruise ship industry and shares some of her favourite memories from her career so far.

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5 ways to get travel and tourism work experience while you study

Posted on 08/11/2016 by
Get your foot in the door of the travel and tourism industry by making the most of work experience opportunities.

Get your foot in the door of the travel and tourism industry by making the most of work experience opportunities.

If there’s two words you will hear over and over again at ITC it’s these: work experience, work experience, work experience.

Did we mention work experience?

Doing some work experience in the travel and tourism industry while you study is one of the best ways to increase your chances of landing a dream job after you graduate.

“Work while you study, no matter what job it is,” says ITC graduate Aish Rangarajan, who is currently working as Marketing Manager (NZ & Pacific Islands) for Tourism Malaysia.

“Every experience gets you that much closer to your dream job!” she adds.

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We’re giving away 20 scholarships!

Posted on 25/10/2016 by
We are giving away 20 scholarships to study at ITC in 2017 - applications open now!

We are giving away 20 scholarships to study at ITC in 2017 – applications open now!

Calling all travel lovers: you have a 1 in 20 chance of receiving a scholarship to study at ITC in 2017.

We are giving away 20 scholarships to celebrate our 20th birthday and to help 20 motivated individuals gain a qualification in airline, travel or tourism.

Scholarships range between $1,000 and $5,000 NZD and will be awarded to applicants who can demonstrate outstanding enthusiasm for the industry. Could that be you?

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Introducing the first class of the next 20 years

Posted on 18/10/2016 by
The first class of the next 20 years recently started at the College.

ITC’s first class of the next 20 years recently started at the City Campus.

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is currently celebrating its 20th birthday. Students have been treated to cake, presents, and even a day off. But this special birthday is about so much more than celebrating past success – it’s also a chance to celebrate the future.

With this in mind, we’re proud to introduce you to our first class of the next 20 years: The 16NZCT3-09s.

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