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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

Students can enjoy a thrilling zipline adventure during ITC’s two-day Ultimate Intrepid Journey course.

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…)

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ITC welcomes guest speaker from Migrant Workers Association

Posted on 15/05/2018 by

Anu Kaloti from the Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa spoke with ITC’s international students last week.

Homesickness, minimum wage rules, employment contracts – these are all issues pertinent to New Zealand’s international student community.

That’s why the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) welcomed a guest speaker from the Migrant Workers Association of Aotearoa last week.

Association spokesperson Anu Kaloti attended an International Student Lunch at ITC’s City Campus on Wednesday 9 May, where she spoke in-depth about NZ employment rights, such as contracts and minimum wage.  

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Lesley’s Travel Journal: Highlights from South Korea and Thailand

Posted on 12/07/2016 by
ITC International Marketing Manager Lesley Brough shares highlights from her recent work trip to Thailand and South Korea.

ITC International Marketing Manager Lesley Brough shares highlights from her recent work trip to Thailand and South Korea.

Lesley Brough is ITC’s International Marketing Manager. Every few months, she travels overseas to promote the College, meet with agents and potential students, and attend education events.

While these trips are for work, she does get the opportunity to see some pretty amazing places (all in the name of business).

Below, she shares some highlights from her most recent trip to South Korea and Thailand.

South Korea

I spent a week in South Korea meeting with agents (organisations that help people study overseas). I stayed in Seoul for three nights, before taking the high-speed train to Busan.

Here are a few snaps from my meetings:

Meeting the amazing team at HJ Global Edu in Busan.

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International student profile: Delbaere “Dhie” Bangcado

Posted on 26/04/2016 by
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Bright, bubbly and full of life – Delbaere Bangcado chose to study tourism in New Zealand so she could overcome her fear of heights. Her inspiring story is a must-read for anyone looking to pursue a career in travel and tourism.

Delbaere Bangcado is an ITC international student from the Philippines. She loves studying in New Zealand and dreams of one day becoming a flight attendant. We caught up with her to learn about what life is like as an international student at ITC. She shares her story, as well as some words of wisdom for other international students looking to study in Auckland. 

What inspired you to move to New Zealand to study at ITC?

New Zealand is the adventure capital of the world, and I have a lot of fear regarding certain ‘adventures’ – specifically anything to do with heights! To achieve my dream (of becoming a flight attendant), I knew I would have to conquer my fear… and where better than New Zealand where I can actually enjoy overcoming it? I researched a lot of New Zealand schools online, however ITC’s marketing strategy was the best I had ever seen. Not to mention, it has an awesome Airport Training Centre. For me, ITC is by far the best option!

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ITC Industry News Bulletin #19

Posted on 24/09/2015 by
In this week's industry news, New Zealand's tourism outlook continues to go from strength to strength, we reflect on a busy winter season and much more.

In this week’s industry news, New Zealand’s tourism outlook continues to go from strength to strength, we reflect on a busy winter season and much more.

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TIA: “It’s an exciting time to be in tourism”

The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) published another bright outlook regarding New Zealand’s booming tourism sector late last week, with Chairman Grant Lilly commenting “it’s an exciting time to be in tourism”. New Zealand is on track to achieve its Tourism 2025 goals and there’s no doubt the future is looking excellent.

However, Mr Lilly did acknowledge a couple of key challenges, such as attracting the right talent to the industry and ensuring businesses can cope with fast growth.

“The speed of growth is certainly creating some challenges for us, amongst them the persistent issues of seasonality, lack of regional dispersal, insufficient infrastructure investment and the growing demand for people and skills,” Mr Lilly said.

Mr Lilly added that the demand for trained tourism workers is especially important, as “many sectors are striving to attract more people and skills, so this is not a problem that is unique to tourism […] it does mean we have plenty of competition for the best and the brightest.”

The Chairman’s comments are a further reminder of the importance of quality tourism courses and training in New Zealand.

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ITC Industry News Bulletin #13

Posted on 13/08/2015 by
Bringing you the latest news from the Airline, Airport, Travel and Tourism industries

Bringing you the latest news from the Airline, Airport, Travel and Tourism industries

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All Blacks to build ‘experience’ attraction on Auckland waterfront

New Zealand Rugby is building an interactive All Blacks attraction in Wynyard Quarter. Called ‘The All Blacks Experience’, this attraction will offer rugby-loving tourists the chance to learn more about how the sport is played in New Zealand, and is scheduled to open in 2017.

According to Steve Tew, New Zealand Rugby chief executive, this attraction fills a gap in the market and will draw substantial interest.

“Our research shows there is a real demand for an all-weather attraction like this on Auckland’s waterfront serving international and domestic visitors as well as Auckland locals,” Steve said.

“With tourism numbers growing rapidly, the business case stacks up strongly.”

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ITC customer service superstars help at International Student Welcome

Posted on 13/03/2015 by
Students from the International Travel College working at the International Student Welcome Event held at the Cloud yesterday (Thursday 12 March)

Students from the International Travel College working at the International Student Welcome Event held at the Cloud yesterday (Thursday 12 March)

On Thursday 12 March hundreds of international students were welcomed to Auckland at a special event held at The Cloud.

Organised by ATEED, the International Student Welcome is hosted annually and an excellent way to introduce new students to Auckland. (more…)

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What is it like to be an international student at ITC?

Posted on 12/11/2014 by
ITC Graduate Boris Valin studied the 2 Year International Diploma and is now working in New Caledonia for a travel wholesaler.

ITC Graduate Boris Valin studied the 2 Year International Diploma and is now working in New Caledonia for a travel wholesaler.

Every year the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) welcomes many international students to Auckland. They come from all over the world; some from as near as Australia, others from as far flung as Russia or Kazakhstan. So what is it like to study at ITC as an international student? What are some challenges and highlights?

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2015 Scholarships now open!!

Posted on 12/06/2014 by

The International Travel College of New Zealand’s (ITC) 2015 scholarship applications are now open to those who want to study for the airport, airline, travel or tourism industries.

This is the third year that ITC has run the application process by asking students to create a video or a blog to be posted online. The entry needs to show the student’s passion and enthusiasm for the travel and tourism industries and commitment to learning. (more…)

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ITC Voted Leading Travel Training Institution

Posted on 12/12/2013 by

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The team at ITC are thrilled to be winners again!!

The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) has been voted New Zealand’s Leading Travel Training Institution in the Travel Digest Travel Industry Awards 2013.

“What makes this award such an honour is that it is voted for by members of the industry,” says ITC’s Marketing Director Claire Huxley.

“We have such a strong focus on making sure our graduates are genuinely prepared for work in travel, tourism and airlines, and this award acknowledges that we are getting it right.”

Travel Digest also lists ITC’s achievement of Category One status in the NZQA EER audit (the highest education rating) and its membership of internationally recognised quality brand Quality Education as contributing factors to its success.

“It’s important to us that our quality is made visible through NZQA audits and through our connections with associations like Quality Education,” says Claire.

“It’s critical that our students have confidence in us, and it inspires all of us at the college to keep contributing to this industry that we love.”

ITC’s students certainly reap the benefits of the college’s strong industry reputation. Numerous opportunities to explore the industry first hand through trips and hands-on work experience and job placements all add to the college’s high job placement rate.

“This is an industry where the strength of your contacts is crucial. Our students constantly make us proud by showing employers their commitment and passion for this sector. And employers repay that by providing employment and training opportunities for our students.”

“We are grateful to Travel Digest for running these awards that showcase the best of our industry, and we would like to thank the people and organisations who voted for us.”

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