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Summit 2022: Perception change needed to prove tourism a viable career – panel
14 Nov 2022   /

Summit 2022: Perception change needed to prove tourism a viable career – panel

Tourism needs to change its perception among young people and their parents if it is going to appeal as a strong career choice for the next generation.


Hipkins heads to Asia to help rebuild international student market
20 Oct 2022  

Hipkins heads to Asia to help rebuild international student market

Education Minister Chris Hipkins is leading a delegation to Asia to promote New Zealand to the important international student market, which was worth $4.2bn in visitor spend pre-Covid.


Upcoming Kiwi tourism leaders selected for Japan tour
4 Oct 2022   /

Upcoming Kiwi tourism leaders selected for Japan tour

The North Asia CAPE has selected the six industry representatives to take part in the Japan Tourism Study Tour this November.


Upcoming Kiwi tourism leaders sought for Japan tour
13 Sep 2022   /

Upcoming Kiwi tourism leaders sought for Japan tour

North Asia CAPES is inviting up to six people to participate in a Japan Tourism Study Tour, which will visit Tokyo and hot springs destination Beppu.


Tourism could bear brunt of young worker brain drain – Infometrics
31 Aug 2022   /

Tourism could bear brunt of young worker brain drain – Infometrics

An “exodus of youth” employees could hit NZ’s tourism hotspots just as the peak season starts.


International students return to South Island
30 Aug 2022  

International students return to South Island

Southland and Nelson-Marlborough are welcoming back international students after more than two and a half years.


International students return to Christchurch
16 Aug 2022  

International students return to Christchurch

Around 160 students will arrive in Christchurch tomorrow, marking the return of the international education sector back to the city.


TIA teams with Meta on digital skills workshops
11 Aug 2022   /

TIA teams with Meta on digital skills workshops

Tourism Industry Aotearoa and Meta, the company behind Facebook, will run digital skills workshops in Queenstown and Rotorua in September.


Hilton Lake Taupo & MSD launch training programme
10 Aug 2022   /

Hilton Lake Taupo & MSD launch training programme

The Ministry of Social Development is partnering with Hilton Lake Taupo to address the chronic labour shortage plaguing hospitality and tourism.


Hamilton highlights culture as international students return
9 Aug 2022  

Hamilton highlights culture as international students return

Kirikiriroa Hamilton and the University of Waikato have welcomed more than 100 international students from 18 countries.


International students bring benefits to Taranaki
8 Aug 2022   /

International students bring benefits to Taranaki

More than 70 international students have arrived in Taranaki to begin their education at schools and universities in the region.


YoungTEC seeks tourism pros for mentorship
29 Jul 2022   /

YoungTEC seeks tourism pros for mentorship

YoungTEC is calling for senior professionals in the tourism industry to consider becoming mentors for the 2022 Mentorship Programme.


Otago Uni hospo, tourism management ranked 23rd globally
26 Jul 2022  

Otago Uni hospo, tourism management ranked 23rd globally

The University of Otago’s Hospitality and Tourism Management has been ranked 23rd worldwide and the best in New Zealand.


Boost for tourism education in NCEA overhaul
30 Jun 2022  

Boost for tourism education in NCEA overhaul

The changes will help students see tourism as a subject worth studying and a career worth pursuing.


Hipkins stumps for international students
13 Jun 2022   /

Hipkins stumps for international students

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has been travelling overseas to promote New Zealand as an attractive study destination for international students.


Govt boosts effort to attract international students
13 May 2022   /

Govt boosts effort to attract international students

Education Minister Chris Hipkins will travel to the United States and South America from late May to early June as part of a mission to promote New Zealand as a destination for international students.


West Coast tourism, hospo needs a skills boost – report
11 Apr 2022   /

West Coast tourism, hospo needs a skills boost – report

Tourism and hospitality employment opportunities across the region can be improved, says a new report.


Waitangi Treaty Grounds offers educational tour as part of NZ curriculum
6 Apr 2022   /

Waitangi Treaty Grounds offers educational tour as part of NZ curriculum

Waitangi Treaty Grounds is offering workshops and tours to support educators as part of the new Aotearoa New Zealand Histories Curriculum.


Go with Tourism releases ‘Action Plan 2’
28 Feb 2022   /

Go with Tourism releases ‘Action Plan 2’

Employment initiative Go with Tourism has identified 28 industry-led ideas to improve the tourism and hospitality workforce.


Hotel school eager for students from near and far
24 Feb 2022   /

Hotel school eager for students from near and far

Pacific International Hotel Management School in Taranaki is calling on New Zealand students to train for a tourism career ahead of an expected surge in demand.


Border plan pushes most international student arrivals to 2023 – ENZ
11 Feb 2022   /

Border plan pushes most international student arrivals to 2023 – ENZ

The timing of the government border reopening for international students means that a large group of them would not enrol until early 2023, says Education New Zealand.


Kauri Museum on track with rebuild, eyes research tie
9 Feb 2022  

Kauri Museum on track with rebuild, eyes research tie

The Kauri Museum at Matakohe expects three out of four of the projects funded by a $3m Provincial Growth Fund grant to be complete by Labour Day.


2021 international student fees to fall 29%
17 Jan 2022  

2021 international student fees to fall 29%

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Haka Educational Tours highlights animal welfare in tourism
10 Dec 2021   /

Haka Educational Tours highlights animal welfare in tourism

Haka Educational Tours will operate in accordance with a new specific animal welfare policy to show its commitment to responsible travel.


Operators back adventure tourism qualification
3 Dec 2021   /

Operators back adventure tourism qualification

Around 20 operators are involved in reviving an adventure tourism qualification at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology’s Rotorua campus in a bid to meet a shortage of outdoor tourism staff.


2022 TINZT tourism scholarship recipients announced
24 Nov 2021   /

2022 TINZT tourism scholarship recipients announced

Two tourism students heading towards their final year of tertiary study have been picked for the 2022 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust (TINZT) Tourism Academic Scholarship.


NZ Tourism Awards: MDA revisits past with eye on future
23 Nov 2021  

NZ Tourism Awards: MDA revisits past with eye on future

With the international market drying up, tourism and event company MDA Experiences decided to go back to it roots as a community driven operator.


NZ looks on as Aus sees Singaporean tourists, students return
22 Nov 2021   /

NZ looks on as Aus sees Singaporean tourists, students return

Tourism Australia launches a A$4m campaign to drive visitation from Singapore.


Wellington Zoo, Massey sign MOU
1 Nov 2021   /

Wellington Zoo, Massey sign MOU

Wellington Zoo and Massey University have signed an agreement to establish closer ties and identify more opportunities for both parties.


Aviation NZ welcomes entry approval for 400 foreign pilot cadets
26 Oct 2021   /

Aviation NZ welcomes entry approval for 400 foreign pilot cadets

Aviation New Zealand has welcomed a government decision to allow 400 foreign pilot cadets to enter New Zealand in 2022.


Prepare for takeoff of electric planes – Infrastructure Commission
14 Oct 2021   /

Prepare for takeoff of electric planes – Infrastructure Commission

New Zealand needs to get ready for the age of electric planes, says a key Crown entity tasked with mapping out the country’s future infrastructure needs.


BEIA, PCMA partner to award scholarships
13 Oct 2021   /

BEIA, PCMA partner to award scholarships

Business Events Industry Aotearoa has partnered with US-based Professional Conference Management Association to award new scholarships worth US$895.


Tourism to become NCEA subject in 2023 to train new generation
1 Oct 2021  

Tourism to become NCEA subject in 2023 to train new generation

Proponents say it’s a unique opportunity to increase the mana of tourism, which faces perception issues.


Visitor visas first to get improved processing
1 Oct 2021   /

Visitor visas first to get improved processing

Visitor visas will be the first to join an enhanced visa application system expected to reduce backlogs and speed approvals, says Immigration New Zealand.


International student exceptions take-up slows
1 Oct 2021   /

International student exceptions take-up slows

International student border exception visa arrival numbers have slowed since July, according to data from Immigration New Zealand.


NZ flight school industry on brink – Aviation NZ
23 Sep 2021   /

NZ flight school industry on brink – Aviation NZ

The number of international students at NZ flight schools will drop to just 22 in December – down from 651 pre-Covid.


Govt says ‘no’ to moving school holidays
20 Sep 2021   /

Govt says ‘no’ to moving school holidays

The 2 October start for the upcoming school holidays will remain unchanged in the event of any drop in alert levels for Auckland, despite the region clocking nearly six weeks of lockdown since mid-August.


‘High value’ international education consultation closes soon
16 Sep 2021  

‘High value’ international education consultation closes soon

Consultation for what ‘high value’ means for international education in New Zealand will close on 24 September.


Covid case attended NZ School of Tourism classes
24 Aug 2021   /

Covid case attended NZ School of Tourism classes

The tourism training institute is among more than 400 locations of interest.


Tourism must become university entrance subject – QRC’s Phillips
22 Jul 2021   /

Tourism must become university entrance subject – QRC’s Phillips

Enrollments looking positive for 2022, including “huge amount” of international interest, says CEO.


‘Survival mode’ Kohutapu Lodge celebrates first graduates
19 Jul 2021   /

‘Survival mode’ Kohutapu Lodge celebrates first graduates

A focus on community values drives the award-winning operator’s vision for tourism.


Half of international student visa exception recipients now in NZ
16 Jul 2021   /

Half of international student visa exception recipients now in NZ

Non-exception student applications to be lapsed with fees and levies, including IVL, refunded.


Operator “stumbles” across better business model in Covid pivot
14 Jul 2021   /

Operator “stumbles” across better business model in Covid pivot

The firm has now closed for winter, but has strong bookings for September re-opening.


NZ university tourism departments place in world’s top 40
5 Jul 2021  

NZ university tourism departments place in world’s top 40

A global university ranking index has placed the tourism departments at the University of Otago and the University of Canterbury at 24th at 34th in the world respectively in the tourism and hospitality section.


New tool launches to enhance APAC, Latin America tourist experience
2 Jul 2021   /

New tool launches to enhance APAC, Latin America tourist experience

New resource seen as good way to maximise business opportunities when borders re-open.


River Valley Lodge goes regenerative for a ‘less is more’ experience
29 Jun 2021  

River Valley Lodge goes regenerative for a ‘less is more’ experience

River Valley Lodge has reimagined itself with a focus on niche offerings such as its new permaculture course.


English language students have outsize impact on tourism – English NZ
21 Jun 2021   /

English language students have outsize impact on tourism – English NZ

More English language establishments might close without targeted support, says industry body.


Waitangi Treaty Grounds wins education contract
18 Jun 2021   /

Waitangi Treaty Grounds wins education contract

Classroom material part of new history curriculum to be rolled out from 2022.


Fears govt’s ‘high value’ visitor focus will mean fewer international students
14 Jun 2021  

Fears govt’s ‘high value’ visitor focus will mean fewer international students

The tourism industry also faces a debate on transforming to ‘high quality’


New training programme launches for travel industry
8 Jun 2021  

New training programme launches for travel industry

Travel training course hopes to assist industry recovery with some courses free.