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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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Want to study for free at ITC?

Posted on 02/08/2016 by
ITC is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarships.

ITC is now accepting applications for its 2017 scholarships.

Applications for the 2017 ITC Scholarships are now open! You can now apply to receive funding for your studies at ITC in 2017.

All you need to do is ‘Tell Us Your Story’. Send us a letter, blog post, video, comic strip – anything that gives us an insight into who you are, why you’re passionate about travel and tourism, and why you want to study at ITC. You can find all the application guidelines, as well as entries from previous winners, right here.

Why apply?

You may be wondering – “Am I good enough?”, “Is it worth the effort?”, “What’s the point?”

Every year, we are blown away by the amazing scholarship entries we receive. And although we can’t award a scholarship to everyone, we promise you: every single entry is worth the effort. We love learning about your unique stories.

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Highlights from Global Wednesday 2016

Posted on 26/07/2016 by
Global Wednesday 2016 was a day full of fun, food, and friendship.

Global Wednesday 2016 was a day full of fun, food, and friendship.

Every year the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) celebrates cultural diversity with a fun student event called ‘Global Wednesday’.

Students are put into groups, and each group is assigned a different country from around the world. They are then tasked with teaching their fellow students about this culture through preparing traditional meals, wearing authentic costumes, and delivering presentations.

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