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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.


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.


…while Restaurant Association creates industry accreditation programme
28 Jul 2022   /

…while Restaurant Association creates industry accreditation programme

The accreditation is for businesses that seek to promote an efficient, productive and harmonious workplace culture.


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.


YoungTEC development course launches in June
26 May 2022  

YoungTEC development course launches in June

YoungTEC is gearing up for the 2022 Professional Development Programme, which is set to begin on 8 June.


Professional development initiative Grow Tourism launches
18 May 2022   /

Professional development initiative Grow Tourism launches

Grow Tourism, co-founded by strategic tourism practitioners Tash McGill and Alex Dykman, will offer bite-sized, modular learning for participants.


TBOP launches sustainability programme with TIA
16 May 2022   /

TBOP launches sustainability programme with TIA

The programme shows participants how to achieve the knowledge, skills, and confidence to actively pursue zero carbon and regenerative goals.


Tourism, hospo training to share $3m from ServiceIQ
29 Apr 2022   /

Tourism, hospo training to share $3m from ServiceIQ

Ringa Hora Services Workforce Development Council has received $3m from industry training organisation ServiceIQ to boost workforce and skills development for hospitality, tourism, aviation, travel, and retail.


Vertical integration could reduce tourism shock in crises – study
12 Apr 2022   /

Vertical integration could reduce tourism shock in crises – study

Vertically integrating tourism with other industries can help reduce its vulnerability in future crises, according to new research.


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.


Watch: From security to skydiving, a career journey
2 Mar 2022   /

Watch: From security to skydiving, a career journey

From security to skydiving – discover Gus’s career journey, courtesy of Go with Tourism.


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.


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.


NZ Tourism Awards: GwT’s Matt Stenton sees opportunity in evolving industry
24 Nov 2021   /

NZ Tourism Awards: GwT’s Matt Stenton sees opportunity in evolving industry

Go with Tourism has had a difficult remit helping people find work and employers find staff in the tourism sector since Covid hit but has managed to expand despite the challenges. 


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.


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.


Resilient Leadership workshop for YoungTEC leaders
18 Oct 2021   /

Resilient Leadership workshop for YoungTEC leaders

An exclusive number of YoungTEC members will be able to take part in a Resilient Leadership workshop to encourage and enhance the skills of young industry leaders.


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.


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.


LGBTIQ+ market “massive opportunity” for NZ tourism
2 Sep 2021   /

LGBTIQ+ market “massive opportunity” for NZ tourism

The OTA is launching a programme to certify accommodation and tourism experiences that are LGBTIQ+ friendly.


Go with Tourism, YoungTEC launch mentorship programme
2 Sep 2021  

Go with Tourism, YoungTEC launch mentorship programme

Go with Tourism and YoungTEC will deliver a mentorship programme for New Zealand students to learn about the tourism industry.


Capital course for a dozen operators on pilot programme
30 Jul 2021  

Capital course for a dozen operators on pilot programme

A dozen Wellington tourism businesses have been picked to take part in a pilot sustainability programme.


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.


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’


Aviation training wastes away, with flow-on effects for tourism
2 Jun 2021   /

Aviation training wastes away, with flow-on effects for tourism

A lack of approved places for international students is taking a toll on NZ’s flight schools.


YoungTEC development programme returns, registrations open
19 May 2021   /

YoungTEC development programme returns, registrations open

Registrations for professional development programme close on 1 June.


Ara signs up to Tourism Sustainability Commitment
19 Apr 2021   /

Ara signs up to Tourism Sustainability Commitment

In line with components in tertiary educational provider’s hospitality and tourism programmes.


New programme to ‘Train, Retain, Regain’ tourism staff
16 Apr 2021   /

New programme to ‘Train, Retain, Regain’ tourism staff

Programme has funding for 140 participants, to start 3 May.


RTOs back regenerative tourism initiative
16 Apr 2021   /

RTOs back regenerative tourism initiative

A range of RTOs have partnered together on the programme.


Go with Tourism, ServiceIQ launch student competitions
16 Mar 2021  

Go with Tourism, ServiceIQ launch student competitions

Go with Tourism and ServiceIQ have launched a new tourism and hospitality competition as part of their Education Programme launched last year.


500 visa approvals would save pilot training industry – Aviation NZ
25 Feb 2021   /

500 visa approvals would save pilot training industry – Aviation NZ

Almost 500 international pilot students have been waiting to get to New Zealand since March 2020, according to a survey by Aviation NZ.


Go with Tourism, ServiceIQ partner to lure tourism students
11 Dec 2020  

Go with Tourism, ServiceIQ partner to lure tourism students

Go with Tourism has partnered with ServiceIQ to attract secondary school students into tourism and hospitality careers.


Research: Tourism students eye silver linings in Covid disruption
10 Dec 2020  

Research: Tourism students eye silver linings in Covid disruption

Tourism management students at Victoria and Otago universities remain positive despite Covid-19 and believe it may even provide new opportunities.


Air NZ, Flight Centre participate in unemployment initiative
8 Dec 2020  

Air NZ, Flight Centre participate in unemployment initiative

UP Education has partnered with Air New Zealand, The Warehouse Group and Flight Centre to support employees who have been made redundant, put on furlough or had their hours significantly reduced.


New aviation training programme launched
9 Nov 2020  

New aviation training programme launched

A new Year 13 secondary school learning option has been launched to train people to fill jobs following the recovery of air travel.


CIS hosts tourism professional development trips
29 Oct 2020  

CIS hosts tourism professional development trips

Participants met with mayor Jim Boult and a range of Queenstown-based tourism operators.


Free digital workshop for tourism, hospo operators
20 Oct 2020   /

Free digital workshop for tourism, hospo operators

Central Economic and Development Agency is providing tourism and hospitality businesses with a free workshop to help their marketing.


Great South launches Dark Sky training on Stewart Island
15 Sep 2020  

Great South launches Dark Sky training on Stewart Island

Great South is co-ordinating a two-day Dark Sky ambassador training course on Stewart Island/Rakiura.


Teen entrepreneurs moot tourism change in schools
15 Sep 2020   /

Teen entrepreneurs moot tourism change in schools

Changing how tourism is taught in schools is one of the winning ideas from the Young Enterprises ‘Entrepreneurs in Action’ business competition.


Conservation course for job seekers extended
13 Aug 2020   /

Conservation course for job seekers extended

The Department of Conservation and Ministry of Social Development’s conservation training programme for job seekers in Canterbury has been extended for three years.


Govt launches one-stop ‘jobs and training’ shop 
11 Aug 2020   /

Govt launches one-stop ‘jobs and training’ shop 

The Government has launched a new online, phone and onsite service to help New Zealanders connect to a range of employment support and products for workers and businesses affected by Covid-19.


Go with Tourism launches student placement programme
11 Aug 2020   /

Go with Tourism launches student placement programme

Pledge A Placement will match a tourism or hospitality operator to those searching for work experience.


EIT launches new qualification in Outdoor Experiences
7 Aug 2020   /

EIT launches new qualification in Outdoor Experiences

The Eastern Institute of Technology in the Hawke’s Bay will offer a new NZ Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3) as part of its School of Trades and Technology.


Go with Tourism launches industry expert web series
4 Aug 2020   /

Go with Tourism launches industry expert web series

Go with Tourism is launching a weekly web series, The Itinerary, to help inform those considering a career in tourism.


Whanganui event to showcase support for businesses
29 Jul 2020   /

Whanganui event to showcase support for businesses

Whanganui & Partners will host host a free event in August to help employers understand the support available to them through the Government.


YoungTEC launches leadership workshop
22 Jul 2020   /

YoungTEC launches leadership workshop

The ‘Opportunity in uncertainty’ workshop was developed in partnership with The Icehouse and registrations would be open exclusively to YoungTEC members.


Go with Tourism starts secondary school lessons
22 Jul 2020   /

Go with Tourism starts secondary school lessons

The government-funded jobs initiative’s Education Programme aims to inform secondary school students about careers in tourism.


Covid a bump in ‘100-year plan’ for Tamaki Māori Village – owner
30 Jun 2020   /

Covid a bump in ‘100-year plan’ for Tamaki Māori Village – owner

The popular Rotorua attraction has formed a new partnership to help its 110 employees.


Govt to fund retraining of people affected by Covid-19
3 Jun 2020   /

Govt to fund retraining of people affected by Covid-19

The Targeted Training and Apprenticeships Fund will pay the costs of people of all ages to undertake vocational education and training.