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ITC Industry News Bulletin #4

Posted on 10/06/2015 by
In this week's industry news another air deal looks to improve flights to and from New Zealand and local businesses do incredibly well in the TripAdvisor Awards

In this week’s industry news another air deal looks to improve flights to and from New Zealand and local businesses do incredibly well in the TripAdvisor Awards

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NZ surges ahead in TripAdvisor awards

More than 3,000 New Zealand tourism businesses have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor in 2015. This is a 76 per cent increase from last year – an amazing achievement and a true testament to the quality of tourism providers around the country. Well done New Zealand! (more…)

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ITC Industry News Bulletin #3

Posted on 03/06/2015 by
In this week's industry news round-up we share stories about Wellington Airport, Air New Zealand and more

In this week’s industry news round-up we share stories about Wellington Airport, Air New Zealand and more

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NZ signs air deal with Greece

Air New Zealand has signed an agreement with Greece which will make it easier for Kiwis to travel to this beautiful country.  The agreement will allow airlines to cooperate and provide travellers with a single ticket involving a number of carriers. New Zealand Transport Minister Simon Bridges said further flight agreements may also be on the cards. (more…)

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ITC Industry News Bulletin #2

Posted on 27/05/2015 by
In this week's Industry News Bulletin we cover the Government's proposed travel levy, increased arrival numbers and Tourism New Zealand's off-season marketing campaign, plus more of the latest airline, travel and tourism news

In this week’s Industry News Bulletin we cover the Government’s proposed travel levy, increased arrival numbers and Tourism New Zealand’s off-season marketing campaign, plus more of the latest airline, travel and tourism news

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NZ annual arrivals heading towards 3 million

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…)

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TRENZ 2015: What we learned

Posted on 21/05/2015 by
Most of the announcements at TRENZ 2015 underlined one key message: the NZ tourism industry is going from strength to strength

Most of the announcements at TRENZ 2015 underlined one key message: the NZ tourism industry is going from strength to strength

Tourism has been the talk of the town over the past few days, thanks to TRENZ 2015 in Rotorua (May 17-20). Several important announcements were made by industry leaders and Prime Minister John Key also made a speech.

We’ve been following the news closely; here’s what we learned from TRENZ 2015.

More skilled workers needed

New Zealand’s tourism industry is going from strength to strength, with arrival numbers increasing steadily and international marketing campaigns attracting more overseas visitors.

As highlighted yesterday in the ITC Industry News Bulletin, the industry will need to hire around 36,000 more full-time workers by 2025 to meet this growth. (more…)

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ITC short course leads to work experience for students

Posted on 30/04/2015 by
Explore New Zealand offered a recent group of ITC short course students the opportunity to do some work experience

Explore New Zealand recently offered a group of ITC short course students the opportunity to do some work experience

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…)

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Study for free at ITC!

Posted on 04/12/2014 by

Are you passionate about travel? Motivated to succeed? Love learning? Then you might want to apply for a 2015 scholarship at the International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC).

We are looking for talented, ambitious individuals who are keen to make their mark on the airline, aviation, travel or tourism industries. If this sounds like you, you could qualify for a scholarship to study for free at ITC.

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Industry work experience leads to permanent role for ITC international student

Posted on 26/11/2014 by
ITC student Lisa Chen

Lisa Chen, an ITC international student from China, has landed her first job in the New Zealand tourism industry. She is working as a part-time receptionist at Base Backpackers while she continues her studies

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.

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ITC hosts professional development day for teachers

Posted on 03/10/2014 by
Teachers from across Auckland join ITC on a mini Harbour Bridge Climb

Teachers from across New Zealand join ITC on a mini Harbour Bridge Climb as part of a professional development day

Last Tuesday ITC welcomed a group of teachers to its City Campus for an interactive professional development day.  ITC Account Manager Ceri Jenkins hosted the event, providing the teachers with industry knowledge – and plenty of coffee and chocolate biscuits to keep them going!

These events are a great way to update teachers about what’s happening in the travel and tourism industry, so they can best inform their students about career opportunities.

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