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ITC Industry News Bulletin #40

Posted on 03/03/2016 by
In NZ tourism, travel and airline news this week, the world's longest flight is currently in the air, luxury Auckland hotel The Langham is up for sale and much more.

In NZ tourism, travel and airline news this week, the world’s longest flight is currently in the air, luxury Auckland hotel The Langham is up for sale and much more.

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Visitors spending increases 31 per cent from 2014

Every week there seems to be new data depicting the exponential rise of international visitors to NZ and this week is no exception. According to a recent survey, spending by international visitors has increased by 31 per cent since 2014.

Visitors from Australia, China and the US are our largest markets, spending $2.4bn, $1.6bn and $1bn respectively.

Associate Tourism Minister Paula Bennett told Newshub that this is further evidence of tourism’s burgeoning success.

“It’s now worth $10.6bn, or nearly five percent of our GDP, and one in every eight people employed are now directly or indirectly related to tourism,” she said.

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What’s it really like to work in a hotel?

Posted on 04/08/2015 by
Pictured: The Langham, Auckland, one of the city's finest 5-star hotels

Pictured: The Langham, Auckland, one of the city’s finest 5-star hotels. Many ITC students do work experience here to learn about the exciting hotel industry.

We all know that staying in a nice hotel is a lovely experience, but what’s it like to work in one on a daily basis? We asked Jacquelyn Shore, the Human Resources and Recruitment Coordinator at The Langham in Auckland. In this interview, she gives us a glimpse of what life is like behind-the-scenes at a 5-star hotel, as well as shares some tips for students considering a career in this exciting industry.

ITC: Tell us a little bit about yourself – how did you get to be working in this industry?

Jacquelyn: After graduating high school, I spent a year living and travelling overseas, as I always had an interest and passion for travel. I knew that I wanted a university degree so I returned back to NZ to complete my Bachelor of Business majoring in Human Resources and Management at AUT University.  Towards the end of my studies I saw a fixed term part-time Human Resources Administrator position at The Langham Hotel. I applied and the rest is history. Two years later, I am a graduate in the position of full-time Human Resources and Recruitment Coordinator at The Langham Hotel, Auckland and absolutely loving it.

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2015 Graduation: ITC’s biggest yet!

Posted on 15/07/2015 by
ITC Graduation 2015

Some of our beautiful graduates at the 2015 Graduation Ceremony. The theme for this year was ‘Midwinter Christmas’

On Saturday 27th of June ITC welcomed hundreds of students and their families to the official 2015 Graduation Ceremony at The Langham, Auckland. Held in the hotel’s stylish Great Room, the largest pillarless ballroom in New Zealand, the night was a wonderful celebration of student success.  With a total of 700 guests, it was also ITC’s biggest graduation to-date!

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