Tourism

New Zealand’s popularity as a global destination continues to grow, as do job opportunities in this exciting industry. Tourism is now New Zealand’s leading export earner. Learn by seeing our industry in action. Visit our country’s tourist destinations on class field-trips. More details

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We go out and experience the industry. We went to Matiu-Somes Island a few weeks ago, went to Te Papa, we hear from industry representatives.
Olivia
Olivia, Tourism student
I like the fact that every year the industry's getting bigger and bigger. There's always going to be work.
Bianca
Bianca, Tourism student
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Zia talks about her journey in hospitality.

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Gain internationally-recognised qualifications

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Our Event Management student talks us through her project.

More about Tourism

New Zealand's biggest industry

Tourism is now New Zealand's leading export earner. A Tourism Industry Association report estimates that over the next decade the industry will need to recruit a further 47,000 employees. That includes an extra 8252 accommodation managers, 6213 chefs, 4923 waiters, and 1866 baristas.

Field trips

Queenstown. Rotorua. Kaikoura. Ohakune. Visit New Zealand's tourist destinations on class field trips. Do activities such as bungee jumping or white-water rafting. Step outside the Kiwi family holiday and experience the industry as international tourists do. Plus you'll get to know your classmates and make new friends. 

Travel with your skills

You'll gain skills and qualifications that are valued around the world. All our Tourism and Hotel Reception qualifications are internationally-accredited with City and Guilds.

Gain a wide range of tourism skills

Each of our tourism programmes gives you a wide variety of skills. It's broad-based so you can work in a range of different jobs. It's a great option if you not entirely sure what you want to do in the industry or want to work in a general role such as management.

Our graduates

Our graduates have gone on to jobs in hotels, tourist hot spots, travel agencies and airports. They work for airlines, the Interislander and Te Papa. Graduates can find employment at tourist destinations throughout New Zealand and around the world. 

Wear a professional uniform

When you head out to visit a local tourist attraction, check out a hotel or meet someone in the industry, you'll wear our professional uniform.

 

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