News - Travel and Tourism

Internships lead to first graduate jobs
February 9, 2021

New Zealand Diploma in Tourism graduates Melissa Hellyer and Thomas Crarer (Ngāti Porou) were snapped up by the National Aquarium in Napier. Shortly after they completed their internships,...

EIT hosts Info and Enrolment Day
January 26, 2021

EIT’s Info day will help future students to find a programme which is best suited for them. People who are looking to change careers, advance their existing skills, or learn something new are...

Tairāwhiti tourism, not just a stop off
November 12, 2020

Tairāwhiti is building itself as a destination, not just a stop off, as New Zealanders seek to explore their own back yard more and more.   This is the view of a newcomer to the tourism...

EIT launches Certificate in Outdoor Experiences
August 5, 2020

From 7 September 2020 EIT’s School of Trades and Technology will offer the new NZ Certificate in Outdoor Experiences (Level 3). This hands-on, 14-week, entry-level programme will teach...

Graduate with a travel bug lands perfect job
February 11, 2020

Rhiannon Bevin has certainly made the right study choice. We recently visited the Travel & Tourism graduate at her work at the House of Travel in Havelock North. It’s a busy time for...

Power couple work hard for success
December 19, 2019

It was a full-on year for power couple Julie and Ben Fulton. Julie, an EIT travel & tourism graduate, manages the Filipino restaurant PAK at Westshore. Over the last months, she has turned...

Courses to cater for learning wishlists
June 7, 2019

EIT is putting together courses for people who want to learn a bit of DIY to improve and maintain their homes. They are among the big line-up of the Adult Community Education (ACE) programme,...

Taiena Pursues her Mum’s Legacy
May 30, 2019

Taiena is currently studying her third diploma at EIT. It’s hard to believe how much life experience fits into the story of 29-year-old Taiena Ene. Taiena’s Samoan parents raised her as an...

Ready for the World of Master Chef
January 15, 2019

Two students from EIT’s marae-based cookery course are behind a dish that wowed an audience of paying guests at the inaugural EIT degustation dinner. “Bon” Te Hiko and “Hori”...

EIT geared to help East Coast skills shortage
January 7, 2019

There will be over 2800 new jobs created each year for the next four years on the East Coast, and EIT graduates will be well placed to fill them. Infometrics data is used by the tertiary...