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Tips for making a career change

Posted on 12/06/2018 by

Are you thinking about changing careers so you can join the tourism industry? Read on for some great tips on managing the transition.

Are you thinking about making a career change and joining the tourism industry?

Firstly, great choice! New Zealand tourism is thriving and you’ll be stepping into an industry with so much potential for growth.

Secondly, we know changing careers is hard. So here are some tips for making the transition as smooth as possible.

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Get job-ready with the New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4

Posted on 05/06/2018 by

Get job-ready in just 21 weeks with the New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4.

The New Zealand Certificate in Travel Level 4 is one of our most popular and comprehensive qualifications – and there are spaces available on our June, July and August intakes.

If you’d love to work in the travel industry and you’re ready to start studying in the near future, contact us today to secure a spot on this sought-after course. Get in quick as spaces will fill fast!

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5 great things about working in tourism (according to ITC graduates)

Posted on 29/05/2018 by

ITC graduates share some of their favourite things about working in tourism.

Are you thinking about a career in tourism? Here are some of the best things about working in this exciting industry according to recent graduates from the International Travel College (ITC).

1. Meeting new people

Tourism is all about people. A job in this industry involves helping people travel — and therefore often involves helping people create once-in-a-lifetime experiences.

“I get the opportunity to interact with people from all over the world,” says Elena Moseeva, Customer Services Representative at Apex Car Rentals.

Shinal Chand, a Customer Services Agent at Aerocare, agrees.

“The high of my job is getting to engage with different types of people every day,” says Shinal.

2. Celebrating travel

If you’re passionate about travel, then you’ll love encouraging other people to travel. A job in the tourism industry allows you to celebrate your passion for travel — and instil it in others — every day.

Helloworld consultant Blair Lovett sums it up perfectly in just three words: he says the highlight of his job is “selling the world”.

3. Working with awesome colleagues

Tourism is a fun, vibrant industry — so the people you work with tend to be fun and vibrant, too!

Jessica Adamson works for STRAY travel and says the highlight of her job is “working in a great atmosphere with awesome co-workers and an amazing team ethic”.

4. Lifelong learning

The tourism industry offers endless opportunities for you to develop both professionally and personally, says Richard Forrest, a Passenger Services Agent at Menzies Aviation.

One of the highs of his job is “the opportunity to work and learn from great professionals that have a passion for the aviation industry”.

“I’m constantly learning new skills every day,” he adds.

5. Variety

We all know the saying ‘variety is the spice of life’ — and working in tourism offers a lot of variety.

“Every day is different,” says Armin Zhang, who is working as a Local Host for Tourism Holdings Limited.

“I’m busy every day, showing our campervans and motorhomes to renters from all over the world.”

Whether you’re meeting new people, learning new skills, enjoying new experiences, or solving new problems, one thing is for sure: you won’t be bored.

Would you like a job in tourism? ITC can help get your tourism career off to a flying start. Contact us today to learn more about our airline, travel and tourism qualifications.

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Study tip: Tackle your least favourite topics first

Posted on 22/05/2018 by

Studying your least favourite topics first is kind of like eating your greens before dessert!

Ever heard of the saying “eat your vegetables first?” Your parents were right: it’s good for you to eat your greens before anything else. Because if you don’t eat them first, you might never eat them at all.

A similar concept applies to studying: tackle your least favourite topics first. Work on the topics you like the least before you move on to your favourite subjects.

This might mean starting a challenging assignment before an easier one, or skipping all the ‘easy’ questions on a test and beginning with the questions you find the most difficult.

In other words, look for the ‘broccoli’ in each assignment and get that out of the way before you move on to sweeter subjects.

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Five tips for new tourism students

Posted on 08/05/2018 by

Are you a new tourism student? Here are some tips to help you succeed.

Are you a new tourism student at ITC? Here are five tips from ITC graduates to help you get the most out of your tourism qualification.

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Interview with travel entrepreneur Lorna Rose from Your World

Posted on 01/05/2018 by

Lorna Rose is the founder of Your World, a bespoke travel planning service.

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to run a travel business? Do you dream of being self-employed and travelling the world?

Lorna Rose is living this dream. She’s the founder of Your World, a bespoke travel planning service.

Your World is different from traditional travel agencies because it’s completely independent. It’s not affiliated with any hotels, tourism operators or airlines, so all the trips that Lorna and her team plan are based purely on quality, price, and extensive independent research.

Lorna spends her days planning trips for clients all over the world. She also travels a lot and gets to call it work.

We recently interviewed Lorna to find out what it’s like to run a travel business. Read on for some great tips on being self-employed in this exciting industry.

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Three tips for writing a stand-out CV

Posted on 24/04/2018 by

ITC Employment Consultant Cathy Alder shares three tips for writing a stand-out CV.

Imagine this: you come across a vacancy for your dream job. Your heart soars! And then it sinks… because you have to send in your CV, and you’re not sure your CV is good enough.

Does this scenario sound familiar??

So many people miss out on getting a job interview because their CV is poorly written. Don’t let that be you!

At ITC, we can help you write a CV that reflects your experience and dedication. Our employment consultants are available to guide you on the CV writing process; all you need to do is ask.

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It’s not too late to study tourism in 2018

Posted on 10/04/2018 by

Contact ITC today and you could have a tourism qualification by the end of the year.

Wow – April already! How did that happen? The year is flying by, but it’s not too late to study tourism in 2018.

We have courses starting in April, June, and July, meaning you could be well on your way to completing a tourism qualification by the end of the year.

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Study in Auckland: The world’s third best place to live

Posted on 27/03/2018 by

Auckland was recently ranked the third best place in the world to live by an international index.

If you want to study airline, travel and tourism, Auckland is the place to be. The ‘City of Sails’ was ranked the third best place to live in the world for Quality of Living, according to the Mercer Quality of Living Index.

Auckland beat cities such as Geneva, Copenhagen and Sydney to reach number three (a ranking it shares with Munich). A total of 231 cities were ranked, with Vienna and Zurich taking out the top two spots.

Political, environmental, and social factors contributed to Auckland’s high ranking, says Mercer New Zealand CEO Martin Lewington.

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Study aviation and enjoy a career in the sky

Posted on 20/03/2018 by

Study aviation at ITC to learn about becoming a flight attendant or working at the airport.

Imagine if your ‘office’ was 39,000 feet in the air. Imagine if you got to experience the thrill of touching down in a new place every few days and call it ‘work’. Imagine helping other people travel New Zealand or the world.

That’s what a career in the sky could offer you – and more.

If you dream of working for an airline, ITC has the qualification to get your career off to a flying start.

The New Zealand Certificate in Tourism with a Strand in Aviation Level 3 is a comprehensive introduction to the world of aviation.

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