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ITC students help to bring The 36th America’s Cup to life

Posted on 01/12/2020 by

The America’s Cup is returning to Auckland, and ITC student volunteers are helping to make it all happen.

The 38th America’s Cup is returning to Auckland this summer, and once again, ITC students have offered their time to help make it happen.

We’re counting down the days until this world-famous yacht race gets started, so here’s a little more about the cup itself and how ITC is getting involved. (more…)

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The tourism industry needs you!

Posted on 26/11/2020 by

The tourism industry is crying out for skilled and qualified staff. Right now is the perfect time to enrol at ITC and start an exciting career in the industry.

This is a message for anyone who is considering studying for a career in travel, tourism, or aviation in 2021.

We need you!

Or more specifically, the industry needs you! (more…)

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ITC famils educate, entertain, and inspire budding travel and tourism students

Posted on 11/11/2020 by

ITC students have recently been attending incredible famils around New Zealand, including this beautiful trip out on the water.

Every year, ITC takes students on famils – familiarisations – that include short trips of non-stop adventure and travel all over New Zealand.

These famils offer students the opportunity to experience some of New Zealand’s best tourism hotspots, take part in adventure activities, see beautiful scenery, and get an up-close-and-personal look at just how everything is run.

These events are not just incredibly fun highlights of the year for students, but a chance to dip their toes into the industry and get a taste for what their future careers might entail. (more…)

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Meet graduate Laura Orsbourn: From ITC to Disney to New Zealand lockdown

Posted on 05/11/2020 by

Laura Orsbourn studied at ITC with a dream of working at Disney, but not long after she landed her dream job, covid-19 threw her plans into disarray.

“ITC is like a real family. When you move away from home (or graduate from ITC), it doesn’t mean you are not able to ever come back. In fact, students come back years after they graduate to say hi, get further career support and guidance and even re-employment. That’s our promise to our graduates,” Mel Jenkins, Marketing Manager at ITC.

ITC is as much a college for those wishing to enter the travel, tourism, and aviation industries, as it is a supportive family. As Mel speaks about in her quote above, graduation from ITC doesn’t mean the support, advice, and communication stops.

In fact, we recently caught up with graduate Laura Orsbourn, who studied at ITC in order to apply for the Disney College program in the US. Her hard work and skills landed her the job, but it wasn’t long before covid derailed her role and saw her packing her bags for New Zealand.

We chatted to Laura about how she got started, what it was like heading home, and her time at ITC. (more…)

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Did you know you can study at ITC for FREE?

Posted on 04/11/2020 by

The Fees Free initiative allows many students to study at ITC for free.

At the start of 2018, New Zealand began an initiative that allows citizens and residents to study for one year for FREE. Yet there are still plenty of students who don’t know that their first year of study can be covered by the government!

Here’s a little more about the Fees Free initiative, who’s eligible, what you can study at ITC without paying a cent, and how to apply. (more…)

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ITC launches new webpage celebrating the rise of New Zealand tourism

Posted on 28/10/2020 by

ITC has launched a webpage to celebrate and follow the rise of New Zealand tourism.

This year, New Zealand became one of the first countries in the world to beat the virus not just once, but twice. As a result, Kiwis everywhere began to celebrate by doing what we do best – travel.

Thanks to being able to travel safely and enjoy our own backyard, New Zealanders have been busily making plans and exploring the country, seeing sights usually crowded with international visitors, and ticking off those local ‘must-dos’ at last. We also know that once borders reopen, New Zealand will be a hugely popular destination.

That’s why ITC has created a brand new webpage dedicated to following New Zealand’s tourism progress as it once again begins to rise. We will keep this page updated with new information as it is released. (more…)

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Two-year tourism and travel diploma provides variety of transferable in-demand skills

Posted on 21/10/2020 by

ITC’s two-year Tourism and Travel Diploma offers students highly valuable transferable skills.

The Diploma in International Tourism and Travel Management available at ITC is a level 5 course specifically designed for international students, and is one of the most valuable programmes available at ITC.

Not only do students walk away with a variety of immensely practical qualifications, they also learn a number of skills that can easily transfer from one role – and one career – to another. (more…)

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ITC receives exceptional reviews

Posted on 14/10/2020 by

ITC receives consistently exceptional reviews for our courses, tutors, and qualifications that are recognised all over the world.

The International Travel College has been helping those in search of a career in travel, tourism, airline, and airport industries for more than 20 years.

Our array of courses range from 20 weeks to two years, and offer a fast-paced, fun, and immensely practical learning environment that allows students to walk away with qualifications that are recognised all over the world.

Yet no amount of marketing can compare to the honest and wonderful reviews we regularly receive from our students.

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NZ Tourism: ITC Industry Expo looks to the future

Posted on 22/09/2020 by

A representative from Haka Tours speaking at ITC during the 2019 Industry Expo.

ITC is hosting two Industry Expos next month, giving students a chance to hear from tourism employers and how they are adapting to the novel coronavirus, Covid-19. 

The expos are called “Planning For The Future” and will feature a panel of some of the industry’s top employers.


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Tourism jobs ‘coming in quick’ for ITC students & graduates

Posted on 10/09/2020 by

ITC helps students and graduates find jobs in the tourism industry, including support with CV and interview prep.

One of the biggest perks of studying with ITC is it gives you access to exclusive job opportunities – both when you’re studying and for a lifetime once you graduate. 

The ITC Student Jobs Page lists job roles that are open to ITC students & graduates ONLY. 

These jobs are relevant jobs in the industry from trusted employers who are looking for their next star employee,” says ITC Marketing Manager Mel Jenkins.

“There are currently over 15 job vacancies listed, and more jobs are coming in quick.”


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