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The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is bringing its industry-leading airline, travel and tourism qualifications to Christchurch.
ITC will be delivering Level 3 and Level 4 NZQA courses at the Southern Institute of Technology (SIT) from mid-March this year.
“We are incredibly excited to bring our industry-leading qualifications to Christchurch,” says ITC Marketing Director Claire Huxley.In the Community, News | Tagged Christchurch, South Island, Tourism, Tourism Courses | Leave a reply
Did you hear the great news last week? New Zealand was once again voted the best country in the world by the UK’s Telegraph publication. This is the fourth time we’ve been awarded this prestigious accolade.
To celebrate this epic win, we’ve put together 3 reasons why studying tourism in New Zealand is amazing. If you’re thinking about pursuing a career in tourism, there’s really no better location than Aotearoa. Here’s why.News, Student success, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged New Zealand, Telegraph Travel Awards, Tourism, Travel | Leave a reply
360 degree views of New Zealand’s Great Walks are now available on Google Maps, including popular tracks such as the Abel Tasman and Routeburn.
The imagery was captured by the Google Street View Trekker, a backpack with more than 300 cameras which take photos every few seconds.
Ross Young, spokesman for Google New Zealand, said the addition of the Great Walks to Google Maps is likely to do wonders for tourism.
“Immersive technology experiences like these give international tourists the chance to see first-hand how stunning our country is before they travel,” says Ross.
“This is a great example of business and government working together to use technology and the internet to tell New Zealand’s story to the world.”News | Tagged Adventure Tourism, Air New Zealand, Google Maps, New Zealand Great Walks, Qantas, Royal Visit, Rugby World Cup, Tourism | Leave a reply
Would you like to win some money to go towards your studies at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) in 2016? If you’re passionate about airline, travel or tourism, you could be eligible for a scholarship.
We have a pool of $25,000 on offer, with scholarships ranging between $1000 and $5000 each. Entries close on 7 December, so you have just one more month to submit your application.
Don’t miss out on this fantastic opportunity to receive financial assistance. Apply now to get your travel and tourism career off to a flying start.News, Student success | Tagged 2016 courses, Aviation, education, ITC scholarships, Tourism, Travel | Leave a reply
The number of overseas visitors to New Zealand surpassed 3 million for the first time ever late last week, Statistics New Zealand revealed. From July 2014 to July 2015, a record-breaking 3,002,982 visitors entered the country – a 7 per cent increase from the year before.
Statistics New Zealand population statistics senior manager Vina Callum said increased arrivals from markets such as Australia and China helped achieve this important milestone.News | Tagged Air New Zealand, China, Cruise Industry, Cruise New Zealand, Maori Tourism, Tourism, Tourism 2025, Tourism Industry Association, Tourism New Zealand, Travel |
New Zealand is one step closer to reaching its target of 3 million annual arrivals, thanks to a record-breaking June.
Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler said in a statement: “This month’s annual arrivals, at 2.99 million show we are just short of reaching an annual arrivals figure of three million visitors, which is good news for all New Zealanders. It means more jobs and economic value, not just in the peak summer period but with benefits felt throughout the year.”News | Tagged Air New Zealand, New Zealand, Pasifika, Te Papa, Tourism | Leave a reply
The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) and Department of Conservation (DOC) have entered into a new partnership to protect New Zealand’s natural landscape. The partnership is centred around six key principles which are all designed to help the tourism industry and DOC work closely together to benefit the environment.
“People travel here from all over the world to enjoy our spectacular landscapes and natural scenery,” said TIA chief executive Chris Roberts. “As the tourism industry pursues its Tourism 2025 goal of almost doubling total tourism revenue to $41 billion, we want to work closely with DOC to manage that growth to ensure our environment is protected and the visitor experience is enhanced.”News | Tagged conservation, Coronet Peak, DOC, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand, Qantas, TIA, Tourism, Tourism Awards | Leave a reply
According to a study by the HBO television network (Game of Thrones, The Wire, etc.), New Zealand is the most popular film destination in the world. This is largely thanks to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler said ‘film tourism’ continues to be a strong aspect of New Zealand’s marketing strategy.
“We have continuing interest from film makers wanting to use New Zealand as their backdrop and we are confident our role of film tourism is going to keep us top of mind for those people wanting to live the dream and visit their favourite film locations,” Mr Bowler said in a statement.News | Tagged Adventure Tourism, Air New Zealand, All Blacks, film tourism, IATA, Lonely Planet, luxury travel, SkyPath, Tourism, Travel | Leave a reply
2015 is shaping up to be an amazing year for the tourism industry, with Tourism New Zealand reporting ‘record-setting’ holiday arrivals in autumn. In May alone total holiday arrivals were up by 16.5 per cent. Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler said the latest data “brings us even closer to an annual arrivals figure of three million”. (more…)Posted in News | Tagged Airbnb, Airlines, China Huang Lei, Industry News, ITC, Qatar, Queenstown, Rotorua, Skyline, Tourism, Tourism New Zealand, Travel | Leave a reply
Jetstar today announced it will add new flights to at least four regional New Zealand destinations. The Tourism Industry Association believes this will have a positive impact on New Zealand tourism, making it easier for people to access remote areas of the country. “Offering them [tourists] more good value options for flights will definitely boost that spending,” said TIA Chief Executive Chris Roberts. (more…)Posted in News | Tagged Air New Zealand, Cruise Industry, Jetstar, New Zealand, Tourism | Leave a reply