Posts Tagged ‘Travel’
This year, New Zealand became one of the first countries in the world to beat the virus not just once, but twice. As a result, Kiwis everywhere began to celebrate by doing what we do best – travel.
Thanks to being able to travel safely and enjoy our own backyard, New Zealanders have been busily making plans and exploring the country, seeing sights usually crowded with international visitors, and ticking off those local ‘must-dos’ at last. We also know that once borders reopen, New Zealand will be a hugely popular destination.
That’s why ITC has created a brand new webpage dedicated to following New Zealand’s tourism progress as it once again begins to rise. We will keep this page updated with new information as it is released. (more…)Posted in News, Study inspiration, Travel and Tourism News | Tagged Employment, Tourism, Tourism Industry Association, Tourism New Zealand, Travel | Leave a reply
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.
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:
Staff News | Tagged International Students, South Korea, Thailand, Travel | 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
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 |
Hotels across New Zealand are performing exceptionally well according to new data released by the Tourism Industry Association (TIA). The research was based on all TIA-member hotels, of which there are nearly 140 around the country. The average occupancy in these hotels during 2014 was 75.7%, while the average daily rate was $144.
“Almost every region saw record results last year, with the exception of Christchurch where a significant recovery in the supply of available rooms due to hotel openings and re-openings has affected the occupancy statistics,” TIA chief executive Chris Roberts said in a statement.
“These positive trends have continued in 2015 and as a result, we are seeing reinvestment with a number of hotels undergoing refurbishment. And investors are responding to demand with more hotel developments around the country that we have seen for quite some time,” he added.News | Tagged Accommodation, Auckland Airport, Ecotourism, Hotel Industry, New Zealand, TIANZ, Tourism New Zealand, Travel, Wifi | 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
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…)Posted in News | Tagged Auckland, Border Tax, New Zealand, News, SkyCity, Tourism, Travel | Leave a reply
For many secondary school students, attending a short course at the International Travel College (ITC) is the first time they experience life at tertiary level.
It can be quite daunting, leaving the familiarity of high school and travelling into the city for a course taught by an unknown teacher, in an unknown environment.
That’s why the team at ITC strives to create a warm and welcoming environment for every student that enters its doors. From the moment they step into the college, they are part of the ITC family. (more…)Posted in In Schools | Tagged cultural awareness, Customer Service, Short courses, Travel | Leave a reply