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The travel and tourism industry is incredibly fast moving and always evolving, especially in recent times. From new trends to new travel opportunities, there’s always something happening within the industry.
For those looking to work in travel and tourism, staying on top of the latest will help you keep informed about what’s going on around you. It might help you discover where you’d like your career to go next, or simply help you stay up to date for your current role.
Here are 10 fantastic resources you can bookmark to stay up to date with all things travel, tourism, and aviation.
Tourism New Zealand is one of the biggest and most well-known industry authorities in the country, and their news section is updated regularly with surveys, research announcements, updates, and more.
The Tourism Industry Association (TIA) is a large independent group that represents all sectors of the industry in New Zealand. Their news section is split into three categories: Spotlight, for updates about members; TIA Media, for updates from TIA; and Industry News, for updates about the industry at large.
As Aotearoa’s main airline, Air New Zealand offers an important insight into travel trends. Their regular Media Releases offer interesting updates about all things air travel, as well as industry news.
Stuff is one of New Zealand’s major online news sources, and their Travel Section offers a good mix of industry updates, as well as fun travel and tourism news, photos, and inspiration.
Another of the country’s top online news sources, the NZ Herald offers a dedicated Travel Section. This source offers a range of travel news and updates as well as travel inspiration and lighter stories.
Did you know that ITC offers our own tourism update webpage? We regularly update this page with recent news covering the tourism, travel, and aviation industries here in New Zealand.
For international insights, the World Tourism Organisation offers a News section that’s updated almost every day with news, surveys, research, and stories from all over the world. This is a fantastic resource to get an overview of the industry at large, which isn’t always the same as New Zealand’s travel news.
Skift is one of the largest and most trustworthy websites dedicated to travel and tourism news in the world. It is updated multiple times per day with research, studies, and news from around the world.
Phocuswire is a dedicated travel and tourism news website, with the interesting angle of largely focussing on technology’s role in the sector. This can help you stay up to date with the latest technology changes and how they will impact the industry in the coming years.
Travel Memo is a New Zealand-based weekly digital publication that’s targeted at travel agents. It offers updates, commentary, and tips for those working in the industry, making for an insightful read whether you’re already working in travel and tourism or on your way there.
Spending a little time keeping yourself up to date on what’s happening in the industry will set you apart from other potential hires. Even better, a qualification in tourism and travel will give you a foot in the door at countless businesses around New Zealand and the world.
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At the end of each month, we bring you regional tourism highlights so you can stay updated with airline, travel and tourism news from around New Zealand.
April was a busy month for tourism, especially in tourist towns in the South Island.
The results of a study by accommodation provider Airbnb shows that the Waikato is New Zealand’s most hospitable centre. The winner was determined by the number of five-star reviews left on the accommodation website.
This year’s New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference will include a focus on how the current tourism boom can benefit the regions
Two major events created an $11 million boom for the Otago region. The annual Warbirds Over Wanaka event featured a dazzling display of air acrobatics, paired with a car show, trade stands, market stalls, rides and food on the ground. Meanwhile, international pop star Ed Sheeran performed two sold-out concerts in Dunedin, attracting fans from all over New Zealand.
Next month, Dunedin will host the largest ever TRENZ afternoon as more than 600 delegates will take breaks from business meetings to enjoy a range of activities in the area. This includes tours of the Speight’s Brewery, high tea at Larnach Castle, and an off-road wildlife tour of the Otago Peninsula.
Car rental brand Jucy has opened a 276-bed pod hotel in Queenstown, which is set to help with the shortage of tourism accommodation in the area.
A business leader has suggested installing a wine fountain in Marlborough to highlight the region’s vineyards.
Tourism Industry Aotearoa has backed the Christchurch City Council’s request for an extra $1.4 million annually to bid to host major events.
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Wherever you live in New Zealand, tourism could be an excellent career choice. As highlighted in a recent press release by the Tourism Industry Association (TIA), the sector supports many jobs throughout the country.
“Tourism supports one in every eight jobs in New Zealand,” says TIA chief executive Chris Roberts.
Mr Roberts acknowledged the nationwide importance of the sector in a press release about the Productivity Commission’s upcoming Tertiary Education Review. This review will assess New Zealand’s tertiary education system and consider new strategies moving forward.
The TIA is hopeful this review will reveal ways to ensure tourism education in New Zealand is of a high standard. As tourism grows, tertiary providers will significantly help prepare students for a career in this exciting industry.
“Our rapidly growing tourism industry requires many more people with the right skills to deliver outstanding experiences to both international visitors and New Zealanders travelling in their own country,” says Mr Roberts.
The TIA intends to work with the Productivity Commission throughout the review process “to identify the best ways to deliver tertiary education and training to tourism and hospitality students that meets the future needs of employers”.
As it stands, approximately 50 tertiary institutions teach some tourism and hospitality courses. The International Travel College of New Zealand (ITC) is one of few providers specialising solely in airline, travel and tourism training.
If you live in regional New Zealand, you can gain a tourism qualification with ITC via distance learning. We currently offer four national qualifications; three at Level 3 and one at Level 4.
Tourism is one of few industries that has a strong presence in both large cities and small towns. There is a wide variety of tourist attractions throughout New Zealand, creating jobs in most regions – a topic we’ve been exploring in-depth in our Tourism Spotlight series.
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