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ITC tutor to present at NZ Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2016

Posted on 31/05/2016 by
Amira Fathimath

ITC Tutor Amira Fathimath, pictured at an international conference in Gran Canaria.

One of ITC’s tutors, Dr Amira Fathimath, has been invited to present an academic paper at the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference 2016 (NZTHRC).

This year’s conference will be held at the University of Canterbury from November 29 to December 1, and will bring together some of the brightest minds in the industry.

The theme for 2016 is sustainability, with presentations to focus on some of the key challenges and opportunities facing New Zealand tourism and hospitality today, and heading into the future.

Amira will be presenting a paper titled ‘The Role of Sustainability in Auckland Tourism Competitiveness’.

It is hoped that Amira’s paper will be published in an academic journal following the conference.

Presenting in front of a large audience is nothing new for Amira, whose academic career has seen her speak at many conferences both in New Zealand and abroad, including international conferences in Dubai, Malaysia and Spain.

She is looking forward to sharing her knowledge with the conference attendees, who will be largely academics from New Zealand, Australia and other international universities.

However, her current focus is on sharing her expertise with her students. She is currently teaching ITC’s Level 5 Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management – a job that she loves.

After so many years working and studying in the industry, Amira says it’s wonderful to be able to impart her in-depth knowledge to her keen students.

“I really enjoy sharing what I’ve learned so far. I also feel a lot of excitement from the students when I share with them what’s currently happening in the industry,” says Amira.

“It’s great to see their enthusiasm, and that they appreciate the knowledge I have to offer.”

To learn more about the NZTHRC 2016, please visit this website:

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