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Updates: The world is beginning to open up again!

Posted on 06/07/2021 by

The world is starting to open up again – do you want to be part of it?

In March last year, countries around the world slammed their borders shut. It was a shocking move, and one that largely stopped international tourism in its tracks.

Yet in an incredible collective effort, it has taken little over a year to create and roll out a vaccine, and that has meant many countries are once again looking to open their borders and welcome international tourists back in.

Here’s a little more about what’s happening around the world! (more…)

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An influx of available roles sees many ITC students find industry work

Posted on 23/06/2021 by

Huge industry demand for qualified workers has seen a large number of ITC students and graduates gain roles.

With hope, excitement, and relentless positivity, we’re looking ahead to a spring and summer that are bustling with tourism as New Zealand opens bubbles with Australia and the Cook Islands.

And it’s not just us preparing for greater numbers of travellers in the months to come.

Countless tourism and hospitality businesses around New Zealand have started hiring new staff to cater to the crowds.

Here’s what we’re seeing in terms of new roles coming available, and what we’re celebrating in terms of ITC graduates filling so many of them. (more…)

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ITC tutor Daniel Maine’s Rarotonga getaway: “I had the whole island to myself!’

Posted on 16/06/2021 by

ITC tutor Daniel Maine recently visited Rarotonga. Hear about his incredible experience!

On May 17, New Zealand opened a two-way bubble with the Cook Islands, allowing visitors to enjoy quarantine-free travel in both directions.

One of the very first to fly from New Zealand to Rarotonga was ITC’s own Daniel Maine, who was kind enough to share his experiences with us when he got back.

Read more about Daniel’s incredible trip and what it was like to travel in a bubble! (more…)

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Tourism update: How is New Zealand going with our travel bubbles?

Posted on 27/05/2021 by

It’s been over a month since the Australian bubble, so how is it going?

Thanks to our successful management of the virus, and that of our neighbours across the Tasman, we’ve been able to create one of the first quarantine-free travel bubbles in the world.

It has now been a little over a month since New Zealand’s travel bubble with Australia opened, and a week since the beginning of the bubble with the Cook Islands.

So how is it going? And what does it all mean for the tourism industry? (more…)

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New Zealand set to host major events – and needs workers

Posted on 19/05/2021 by

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is just one of many major events coming to New Zealand over the next few years, and the industry will need staff to make it happen.

New Zealand has long been a fantastic destination for tourism, and more recently, it has become increasingly popular as a destination for major events.

Of course, we’ve just enjoyed hosting the America’s Cup, but there’s plenty more coming up. From sporting events to performer tours, artistic and cultural celebrations to foodie festivals, the annual calendar is filling up with exciting major events.

Here are a few of the most anticipated events on the horizon, and what that means for our tourism industry. (more…)

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Fact vs fiction: Which tourism news stories are actually true?

Posted on 01/04/2021 by

New Zealand’s tourism industry is a topic of hot debate. But which stories are actually true?

As New Zealand passes its one year anniversary of closing the borders and locking down, the news has been spending a lot of time reporting on, and speculating about, the tourism industry.

Of course, with the borders closed and no international tourists coming in, tourism operators have not enjoyed the same level of business as they usually would. But that’s not to say tourism is dead, or that it will never return, or that those working in the industry are completely out of luck, or even that those who want to get into the industry should think otherwise.

There’s simply a lot of half-truths and overly negative press coverage at the moment, and we’d like to offer a more positive point of view and set the record straight! (more…)

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Kiwis explore their new-found appreciation for New Zealand travel

Posted on 24/02/2021 by

The latest Tourism New Zealand webinar has highlighted how Kiwis have found a new appreciation for local travel.

Tourism New Zealand has been keeping a close eye on travel and tourism within New Zealand, and has recently released its latest survey findings on the attitudes and goals of Kiwis when it comes to exploring their own backyard.

The January webinar hosted by Tourism New Zealand to discuss their findings was exciting, enlightening, and educational, and an important roadmap for tourism operators around the country.

Here are a few of our favourite highlights from the webinar. (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 students step up to volunteer at Auckland Travel Expo

Posted on 18/11/2020 by

The Auckland Travel Expo featured the region’s best attractions and experiences, all with the help of wonderful ITC volunteers.

The first ever Discover Auckland Travel Expo was held over the weekend on November 14 at Shed 10, offering a chance for visitors to learn about all the experiences and sights throughout the region.

This annual event is a large undertaking, requiring a lot of planning to put together and hands on deck to help it run seamlessly on the day. Naturally, a number of ITC students were quick to sign up to volunteer their weekend time to help out.

Here’s a little more about the expo, and feedback from our student volunteers. (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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