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Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management

Career Opportunities in New Zealand The Bachelor of Tourism and Hospitality Management prepares you for an entry level management position in either a tourism or hospitality organization. You will also gain sufficient knowledge and practice to prepare you to start a small business in the tourism and hospitality industry.

Cursos Vocacionales Nueva Zelanda

Cursos Vocacionales en Nueva Zelanda VET se refiere a la Educación Vocacional cómo carreras técnicas que preparan aprendices dedicados al trabajo práctico o que no es académico. Es dedicado a un área específica, en donde el participante desarrolla sus capacidades en el área deseada. Todos los cursos se basan en teoría práctica para desarrollar habilidades […]

Become a Travel Writer

Successful Travel Writers Travel, Write, Learn, and Make their Script Sellable

Have you ever thought of becoming a travel writer, pen down some classic exploits of unexplored realms of the world – say New Zealand – and, mint good amount of money in the bargain? If not, the time is ripe for you to make a head start as there are many internet jobs for travel writer. However, you must have a passionate inclination to write and travel.

Many areas in New Zealand still remain unexplored. Time and again travelers make a sneak peek into this pristine world, write their own tour experience, and inform readers about how to accomplish a trip to the area. An excellent piece of work would be a promotional tool for tourism sector, travel agencies, resort management, and tour operators.

How to Make Article Sellable
Travel writing is not just about narrating day-to-day activities in a holiday or reworded synopsis of another article from the net. A travelogue must be:

Original with a sense of novelty
Laced with a personal touch of the author – through tips and opinions
Interesting enough to draw the reader
A travel story where the writer has dealt a particular angle
Neat, compact, and lucid to read

Where to Start
It would take some time to become a pro travel writer. However, avid writers with equally motivating urge to travel would be able to stick to their endeavor till the end. Remember, steady progress works wonder for becoming a perfect artist. To start with, most aspiring travel-writers:

Create their own blogs and publish regular eye-catching articles
Register to social networking sites, publish articles, reply comments, and generally stay active in the literary circle.
Read other travelogues and e-books
Attend travel writing workshops, seminars, literary fests, and art exhibitions

Travel Writing Courses
Building your career as a travel writer is not just about writing a piece. You must know how to pitch editors and get responses from them. It is also about how you socialize yourself in the literary world. Many writing courses help in these aspects. Special reviewers are appointed to review your work.

Pitching through Photographs and Videos
An illustrated article would fetch a good price, especially if the content deals with a popular locale in New Zealand. In fact, an aspiring travel writer can make an edge over the other competitors by sending a fantastic photograph to the editor. Pitching through this method yields better response. It would be a good idea to earn ancillary courses in travel, such as underwater filmography, videography, and photography.

A scuba-diving with knowledge in underwater photography could rake money by writing an e-book on a journey undersea among wreckage and corals of New Zealand Sea. In short, there are loads of opportunities for a travel writer to carve out a perfect career.

Cookery Programs

New Zealand Management Academies (NZMA) has been offering a gamut of cookery programs and internships to cater to the hospitality sector. The programs would start off in February, 2013 for various levels – 3, 4, and 5 at their new facility in Panmure. Write to us if you are looking for this NZQA accredited attractive course.

Degree in Viticulture

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) has renewed an alliance with Lincoln University to deliver bachelor degree in viticulture from its Marlborough campus. The alliance showcases the brilliance of utilizing local industry and community through wine industry training. So, if you want a guaranteed pathway staying at Nelson from diploma to a bachelor’s degree, here is your chance – study the course. Write to us for more details.

New Zealand Research

New Zealand Research

Earthquake wireless sensor was developed by a student from Victoria University, Wellington of the Electronic and Computer Systems Engineering faculty. Although this is the final year research project by the student, it is possible to create such masterpieces from summer research scholarships of Victoria University. If you want to know more information about this project or wish to work in such innovative research work, write to us.

NZ Research

The researchers at Victoria University bagged 12 Marsden grants that would allow them to work on various research-based subjects, such as corals, climatic changes, and cultural changes in the Pacific countries. Write to us if you want to know about these projects or research–based curriculum pursued by the education provider.

World-Class Ice Core Facility For Climate Research
A research laboratory of international repute will be established in New Zealand to monitor climate change. The lab will act as a storage facility for the analysis of Antartic and New Zealand glacial cores, the key indicators of climate change.

GNS Science Chief Executive, Dr Alex Malahoff, said that the ice facility will be operated by GNS Science in the Lower Hutt area and it has the backing of Antartica New Zealand, Victoria University and the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). The facility will operate as a service to the whole of New Zealand.

" The facility will invigorate climate research not only in New Zealand, but internationally", he said.

" It will provide information and interpretation for global climate modelling that will underpin international climate protocols. It will be one of the cornerstones of the Joint Antarctic Research Institute, recently set up between GNS Science and Victoria University.

General Manager and Director of the National Isotope Centre, Frank Bruhn, said that construction of the facility would commence immediately and work would be commissioned by the end of the current calendar year.

" Development of the facility is timely as we have climate research programmes underway that will retrieve hundreds of metres of ice cores during the next five years, Dr Bruhn said.

Dr Bruhn said the new facility would allow GNS to engage in commerical scientific research for interested clients through collaboration in areas such as the environment and groundwater areas.

NCEA Levels

Western Springs College (WSC) unveils the courses that it is planning to teach in 2013. The courses can be divided into NCEA Level 1, NCEA Level 2, and NCEA Level 3. For Level 1, students can choose 3 subjects apart from English, Mathematics, and Science. For Level 2, 5 subjects must be chosen apart from English while for Level 3, 5 subjects must be chose from the list. Contact our student adviser if you are looking for such opportunity from this noted college.


Geothermal New Zealand

The Institute of Earth Science and Engineering (IESE) is all set to offer short courses on geothermal technology in 2013 on behalf of Geothermal Institute of University of Auckland. The courses would include:
• Geothermal Geoscience
• Geothermal Field Trip to Rotorua
• Geothermal Geochemistry
• Geothermal Reservoir Engineering

If you want to enroll to any of these courses, write to us for course fees, pre-requirements and other formalities.

History of New Zealand

The Stout Research Centre of Victoria University of Wellington is planning to host a multi-disciplinary conference on history of New Zealand, especially on the “Great War”. This is a great opportunity for historians and research workers who can submit papers related to New Zealand and the First World War, especially the events in the country around 1914-to-18. If you are interested to write on the topic and want to participate in the conference, let us know.


Construction New Zealand

North Tec students were awarded Construction Industry Scholarships on their 10th yearly Scholarship Award. The co-host, the New Zealand Institute of Building’s (NZIOB) gave away the awards to students for their excellence in the following categories:

Electrical Engineering
Architectural Technology

Write to us if you want to study these industry-based courses.