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Tourism and Hospitality Courses


Are you thinking of studying Tourism or Hospitality?  If so, you have come to the right place!  StudyNow provides of flexiable study options from all over New Zealand.  All you need to  is click the search button at the bottom of this page.

DEFINITION OF CAREER AREA: 
Working in hotels, restaurants and the tourism sector.

WHAT IS INVOLVED IN A TYPICAL DAY?
There is no such thing as a typical day in the Tourism and Hospitality industry and that is the joy of working in the industry.  Every day is different, whether you work in the kitchen of a busy restaurant, the reception of a bustling hotel, the sales department of a conference venue – no two days are the same as your guests or visitors will always be different.

With the numbers of tourists visiting New Zealand increasing steadily every year and the growth in the domestic tourism market, the tourism sector is one that can guarantee immediate employment to trained professionals.  Although traditional employment in the tourism and hospitality sector centres around hotels, restaurants, bars, travel agencies and heritage centres, jobs in the sector now include a much wider selection of wine bars and gastro pubs, entertainment and sporting venues, leisure centres, internet cafes and themed tourist attractions.  The positions have also changed to accommodate these changes so you don’t have to be a chef, waiter or waitress, but perhaps a receptionist, event co-ordinator, sales manager or venue manager.   

SKILLS USED IN THE JOB:
There is a position for all types of people whether you love the limelight or if you prefer to work behind the scenes; the only prerequisite is to be a team player.  Some would love to welcome a wedding party to a private country house helping to create a couples prefect day, others would prefer to be creating signature dishes in a Michelin star restaurant.  As a hotel manager you may thrive on motivating and leading your management team or a team member supporting the various departments working in accounts or IT  - There is something for everyone in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry.

REWARDS:  
With qualifications that are EU recognised and paid work experience as an integral part of most Tourism and Hospitality programmes, students are equipped immediately with the professional skills they require to excel rapidly in their careers at home or abroad.

ROUTES OF ENTRY:
Access to a management career in hotel and catering can be gained through several channels, the most popular is a degree in hotel and catering management or a related discipline qualification.

Institutes of Technology throughout the country as well as some private colleges offer degree programmes and entry is through the CAO. In addition, the Institutes of Technology also have a range of 1 and 2 year full time programmes in Professional Cookery, Bar Operations and Tourism. Contact your preferred college for further information.  

ADVICE IN CHOOSING THIS AREA:
If the idea of a boring office job sends a shiver down your spine, why not consider a career in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry? Not only are we talking about a great career, with the potential of a handsome salary, great prospects and faster younger promotion – but there is also the fact that you can travel the world and work almost anywhere.

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