Posts Tagged ‘Auckland’
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…)Posted in In the Community, News, Study inspiration | Tagged America's Cup, Auckland, ITC Award winning training, Volunteering | Leave a reply
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…)Posted in In the Community, News, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Auckland, Auckland Travel Expo, Volunteering | Leave a reply
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…)Posted in News, Study inspiration | Tagged Auckland, Christchurch, Famils, ITC, ITC Award winning training, Whangarei | Leave a reply
Short courses for high school students: Will you go on an epic adventure or pick up extra NCEA credits this summer?Posted on 29/10/2020 by Hayley Clark
The weather is getting warmer already and there’s no doubt summer is on its way, although it may look a little different to what many students had in mind this year. With international travel off the cards, some won’t be heading away for holidays, while others won’t be heading home as planned.
With that in mind, Education New Zealand has launched a country-wide initiative to help support high school students this summer. The Great Kiwi Virtual Summer Fair is taking place this weekend on October 31 to offer inspiration and advice about enjoying the country the Kiwi way these holidays, whereas NauMai NZ is available to help students work through their options about staying or leaving the country.
Here at ITC, we’re offering two incredible short summer courses; the first to entertain and inspire, and the second to help students gain extra NCEA units. (more…)Posted in In Schools, News | Tagged Auckland, International Students, ITC Award winning training, NCEA credits, New Zealand Tourism Training, Short courses, Summer school, Tourism training | Leave a reply
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.News, Study inspiration | Tagged Auckland | Leave a reply
Last month, two students from the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) won tickets to attend Discussing Tourism Auckland, an informative event hosted by Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA). Below, one of the lucky students – Meleane Teu – shares three key things she learned on the day.
It was a great opportunity to be selected to attend this event. We were lucky that our home tutor, Dr Amira, informed us about the event and asked us if we wanted to go. I applied straight away, and not long after I received an email confirming that I had won a ticket.
I learned a lot from the event. We are currently studying a number of the topics discussed in our Diploma in Tourism and Travel Management Level 5.
Here’s five things that stood out the most.
Tourism 2025 strategy
The chief executive of TIA, Chris Roberts, spoke about New Zealand’s tourism strategy for 2025. This is something we have analysed in class, so it was very interesting to hear firsthand from Mr Roberts about what has happened in the two years since the strategy launched. He spoke about how industry is growing and the challenges that New Zealand faces.In the Community, News | Tagged Auckland, TIA, Tourism 2025 |
Data released late last week shows yet another increase in visitor arrivals. Tourism New Zealand Chief Executive Kevin Bowler said these figures are encouraging and suggest that New Zealand’s peak season “is slowly extending later into the shoulder months”. (more…)Posted in News | Tagged Auckland, Border Tax, New Zealand, News, SkyCity, Tourism, Travel | Leave a reply
When secondary school students attend a short course at the International Travel College (ITC), they walk away with more than credits.
In many cases, students leave with a work experience opportunity, or even a job offer!
On a recent Tourism Short Course, ITC arranged for the students to participate on several industry visits, including sessions at the Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari, Auckland Adventure Jet and Explore New Zealand.
This approach connects students directly with the industry, allowing them to see for themselves what it is like to work in tourism.
It also provides students with the opportunity to make a good first impression with some of Auckland’s top tourism employers. (more…)Posted in In Schools | Tagged Auckland, Tourism, Work Experience | Leave a reply
On Thursday 12 March hundreds of international students were welcomed to Auckland at a special event held at The Cloud.In the Community, News | Tagged Auckland, International Student Welcome, International Students, Work Experience | Leave a reply
It’s been a week of job-related celebrations at the International Travel College (ITC). Yesterday we announced that 50 ITC students were employed by Renaissance Tours and today we are celebrating the success of Lisa Chen, who recently started a new part-time job at Base Backpackers in Auckland.
Lisa is an international student from China and is currently studying towards a Level 5 Diploma in International Tourism and Travel Management. She is working for Base as a part-time receptionist while she finishes her studies.Student success | Tagged Auckland, China, education, ITC international students, jobs, Student success, studying in New Zealand, Tourism, tourism jobs |