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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.


WellingtonNZ launches workshop to help businesses thrive
11 May 2020   /

WellingtonNZ launches workshop to help businesses thrive

WellingtonNZ is launching a interactive workshops called Thrive to help owners rebuild businesses in the wake of Covid-19.


ServiceIQ launches hospo online safety training
4 May 2020   /

ServiceIQ launches hospo online safety training

ServiceIQ has launched new online training to help the hospitality industry with induction and food and workplace safety training.


Go with Tourism launches nationwide rollout
19 Feb 2020  

Go with Tourism launches nationwide rollout

Job connector platform Go with Tourism will launch in a new region every month until March 2021, when it will present in all 16 regions of New Zealand.


Go with Tourism expo coming
29 Jan 2020  

Go with Tourism expo coming

Online job platform, Go with Tourism, will join with the New Zealand Careers Expo to deliver exhibitions in Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington in May and June 2020.


Rafting New Zealand helps cadets thanks to PGF
19 Dec 2019   /

Rafting New Zealand helps cadets thanks to PGF

Cadets working towards their professional raft guide qualifications have reached the nine-week mark, or just over half way, this December. 


Inaugural winners of NZ Hotel Industry Scholarship announced
24 Oct 2019   /

Inaugural winners of NZ Hotel Industry Scholarship announced

The winners of the New Zealand Hotel Industry Scholarships have been announced.


NZST students school up on careers with YoungTEC speed dating
13 Sep 2019  

NZST students school up on careers with YoungTEC speed dating

The fourth year of the New Zealand School of Tourism and Young Tourism Export Council of New Zealand speed dating initiative attracted the largest group of participants to date.


Go with Tourism goes to Queenstown
13 Sep 2019  

Go with Tourism goes to Queenstown

Online jobs platform Go with Tourism is to debut in the Queenstown Lakes District in October.


TINZT provides $4500 boost for two tourism students
3 Sep 2019  

TINZT provides $4500 boost for two tourism students

Victoria University’s Rochelle Tait receives one of the 2020 Tourism Industry NZ Trust Academic scholarships.


Auckland Council seeks student rangers
9 Aug 2019  

Auckland Council seeks student rangers

Auckland Council is seeking 14 student rangers to join its regional parks team for a three-month paid internship over summer.


Applications open for new $3000 hotel scholarships
1 Aug 2019  

Applications open for new $3000 hotel scholarships

Applications have opened for a new scholarship for students entering their final year of study towards a career in hotel management.


New $3000 hotel management scholarships launched
20 Jun 2019   /

New $3000 hotel management scholarships launched

Four hotel management scholarships worth $3000 each have been announced today at the 2019 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference.


Record participation in YoungTEC development programme
4 Jun 2019  

Record participation in YoungTEC development programme

More than 70 participants are expected to take part in the Young Tourism Export Council of New Zealand’s annual Professional Development Programme.


TIA seeks $1.9m backing for tourism careers initiatives package
15 May 2019   /

TIA seeks $1.9m backing for tourism careers initiatives package

Tourism Industry Aotearoa is on the hunt for funding to deliver a $1.9m three-year package of initiatives to attract New Zealanders to tourism careers.


Air NZ and QRC partner to boost tourism training
13 May 2019   /

Air NZ and QRC partner to boost tourism training

Air New Zealand has partnered with hospitality training institute Queenstown Resort College to boost tourism trainign for students. 


AJ Hackett’s Gillingham recognised at HR awards
14 Mar 2019   /

AJ Hackett’s Gillingham recognised at HR awards

AJ Hackett Bungy NZ has been recognised at the Human Resources Institute of New Zealand’s national awards with the Queenstown-based recruitment and training officer, Heidi Gillingham, named as emerging HR practitioner of the year. 


Youth targeted in new ‘Go with Tourism’ campaign
25 Feb 2019   /

Youth targeted in new ‘Go with Tourism’ campaign

ATEED wants to show that the sector offers clear career pathways, great jobs and the potential to earn good money.


Hill, Rushbrook prep new Tourism Talent platform
1 Nov 2018   /

Hill, Rushbrook prep new Tourism Talent platform

A new platform designed to help fill the tourism sector’s skills and talent shortage is being prepared for launch.