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Hospitality NZ launches future leaders initiative…
28 Jul 2022   /

Hospitality NZ launches future leaders initiative…

Hospitality New Zealand will launch a new programme to develop future leaders and provide access to career pathways within the industry.


…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.


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.


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.


The biggest challenge for returning MIQ hotels?
11 Mar 2022   /

The biggest challenge for returning MIQ hotels?

Retraining and recruitment are the top priorities for hotels returning from MIQ, say operators.


Flight trainers to take strike action against Air NZ
9 Mar 2022   / /

Flight trainers to take strike action against Air NZ

E tū cabin crew leaders are set to take strike action this month as a result of failing wage negotiations with Air New Zealand.


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.


Go with Tourism to hold industry workshop
20 Sep 2021   /

Go with Tourism to hold industry workshop

Go with Tourism will host a Workshop Wānanga in Auckland on 17 – 18 November to address workforce challenges and skill shortages within tourism and hospitality.


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.


‘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.


WellingtonNZ appoints TIA for sustainability programme
14 Jul 2021   /

WellingtonNZ appoints TIA for sustainability programme

WellingtonNZ aims to share lessons learned from programme with rest of New Zealand after pilot complete.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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. 


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.


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.


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.


New Zealand Skydiving School jumps into commercial skydiving diploma
15 Oct 2018   /

New Zealand Skydiving School jumps into commercial skydiving diploma

A new commercial skydiving qualification has just been approved in a move that boosts prospects for both employees and employers in the adventure aviation sector.


YoungTEC, NZST to step up mentorship through partnership
27 Aug 2018   /

YoungTEC, NZST to step up mentorship through partnership

The Young Tourism Export Council and New Zealand School of Tourism have teamed up in an effort to provide guidance to the next generation of tourism professionals.


ServiceIQ appoints CEO
15 Aug 2018   /

ServiceIQ appoints CEO

The industry training body has hired AgResearch’s Andrew McSweeney to be its new CEO.


Employment law changes raise concern for tourism industry
18 Apr 2018  

Employment law changes raise concern for tourism industry

The government’s proposed employment law changes have been labelled a “barrier to employment” and “totally impractical” by the tourism industry.