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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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20 presents for 20 years

Posted on 11/10/2016 by
ITC’s 20th Birthday celebrations continue! On Monday, the College awarded 20 presents to 20 lucky students - congratulations to all the winners.

ITC’s 20th Birthday celebrations continue! On Monday, the College awarded 20 presents to 20 lucky students – congratulations to all the winners.

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is continuing to celebrate two decades of teaching airline, travel and tourism courses.

Celebrations kicked off in late August, when staff and students received a spontaneous day off in honour of the College’s 20th birthday. Then, just a few weeks ago, all students were treated to a free piece of delicious cake.

But what makes a birthday celebration complete? Presents!

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ITC raises over $600 for the SPCA

Posted on 04/10/2016 by
Students from ITC's Botany Campus recently held a bake sale to raise money for the SPCA.

Students from ITC’s Botany Campus recently held a bake sale to raise money for the SPCA.

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is supporting the wonderful work of the SPCA. Students recently held a bake sale at the Botany Campus and raised a generous $636.70.

It was an amazing day for everyone involved, filled with great company and delicious treats – and all for a great cause.

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Cake, cake, and more cake!

Posted on 27/09/2016 by
ITC Head of Group Services Michelle Chatfield and Student Services Advisor Sharon Roy pose with one of ITC's 20th birthday cakes.

ITC Head of Group Services Michelle Chatfield and Student Services Advisor Sharon Roy pose with one of ITC’s 20th birthday cakes.

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is caked out. Earlier this month, we treated all staff and students to a piece of delicious cake to celebrate our 20th birthday – resulting in a mild but totally-worth-it ‘cake hangover’.

“It was cake overload!” says ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley.

“We ordered a giant cake for the morning and afternoon classes at both campuses. It was wonderful to take some time out of the day to celebrate this special occasion.”

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Highlights from ITC Graduation 2016

Posted on 16/08/2016 by
Thank you to the Langham Hotel for hosting the ITC 2016 Graduation Ceremony.

Thank you to the Langham Hotel for hosting the ITC 2016 Graduation Ceremony. It was a night to remember!

Did you miss out on attending Grad? Don’t worry – below are some highlights from this sensational evening. And if you did attend, relive all your favourite moments and share this post with friends and family. 

It was an evening of sparkly gowns, dazzling headpieces, and bowler hats. The 1920s-themed ITC 2016 Graduation was an occasion worthy of its location: the Grand Room at the Langham, one of Auckland’s finest five-star hotels.

As students, parents, friends and teachers arrived at the venue, the excitement began to mount. Immaculately dressed, everyone mingled over drinks and delicious canapes as they waited for the fun to start. And start it did. The evening was opened in style by MC Jonny Huxley, who did a superb job as host (and even managed to fit in a Geordie Shore reference).

The first guests to grace the stage were performers from the Edgewater College Kapa Haka Group. They performed a traditional Māori welcoming ritual. Everyone was thoroughly impressed by their amazing performance – the crowd cheered with delight after they played their final song.

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