Posts Tagged ‘cruise ship season’
This summer season in New Zealand has been the most exciting for the travel and tourism industry in the country in years. For a group of ITC students and graduates, it has been an extra special time thanks to ITC and the cruise ship industry.
That’s because we recently set up a number of students with a fantastic opportunity to gain work experience in the industry.
Read on to learn more about how it happened (and how you could get valuable work experience when you study with ITC, too).News, Student success | Tagged Aviation, Cruise Industry, cruise ship industry, cruise ship season, Employment, Student work experience, Tourism, Travel, Work Experience | Leave a reply
Many cruise ship holidaymakers were greeted by enthusiastic ITC students when they disembarked and boarded in Auckland over the busy cruise season.
Several ITC students worked as check-in agents for ID Tours and Renaissance Tours – meaning they were right on the customer service frontline to meet arriving and departing passengers.
“Students were required to check passengers onto the cruise ships and also give directions to passengers at the cruise terminals,” says ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins, who helped organise this paid work experience opportunity.News, Student success | Tagged cruise ship industry, cruise ship season | Leave a reply
According to businessman Mark Lister, the head of private wealth research at Craigs Investment Partners, Air New Zealand is currently faring extremely well, despite increased competition, capacity increases and other challenges.
“There’s a lot of things that have just gone their way, in terms of fuel prices, tourism trends and the domestic economy,” Mr Lister told the New Zealand Herald.
“But they’ve also made some great progress themselves among the things they can control in terms of fine-tuning routes and making sure they’ve got capacity where they need it, improving the fleet and doing what they can about competition.”
Air New Zealand held its AGM in Auckland yesterday afternoon (Wednesday October 7) and is forecasting strong growth over the next 12 months.News | Tagged Air New Zealand, cruise ship season, Department of Conservation, Hotel Industry, Jetstar, Sir Peter Jackson, Stewart Island, Tourism Industry Awards | Leave a reply
Queenstown NZ has launched a brilliant new tongue-in-cheek marketing campaign designed to convince Australians to ‘pull a sickie’ and visit the city for a long weekend. This video perfectly captures the appeal of Queenstown in a fun and humorous way, which is bound to capture the attention of our friends across the ditch.
The clip is fronted by Australian comedian Dan Ilic, who highlights that the video is meant to be taken as a joke (sickies not condoned!).
“The team at Destination Queenstown felt they might get in trouble if they were to teach the entire Australian workforce how to skip work and escape to the snow,” Dan said. “As a comedian, they thought I might get away with it.”News | Tagged Air New Zealand, Auckland Airport, China, Christchurch Airport, cruise ship season, Destination Queenstown, Qualmark, Queenstown NZ, Tourism New Zealand |