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The owner of a Christchurch-based tourism venture has been named PATA Young Tourism Entrepreneur of the Year in Wellington. Mark Gilbert, Managing Director and co-owner of Hassle Free Tours, whose resilience to the challenges of the Canterbury earthquake, as well as his efforts in building a world class tourism venture in a sustainable manner,... more >
A Paihia tourism manager is aiming to gain increased insight into her products thanks to an ATTTO scholarship. Brita Marti, Sales Office Manager for Explore NZ in Paihia, has just been awarded an ATTTO scholarship to study the Tourism Aotearoa programme. The programme gives an insight into New Zealand tourism within a uniquely Māori context, and... more >
Three of the tourism industry’s rising stars have been named as finalists in the ATTTO-Sponsored PATA Young Tourism Entrepreneur Award for 2012. They are: more >
A Hokianga tourism worker has been awarded a joint ATTTO Destination Northland scholarship. The Aviation Tourism and Travel Training Organisation and Destination Northland have awarded Jade Matthews with a scholarship to train for his National Certificate in Business (First Line Management). Jade, 19, who works at the Copthorne Hotel and Resort... more >
ATTTO has recognised an individual who has played a leading role in advocacy and delivery of training through New Zealand’s i-SITE network. The Aviation Tourism and Travel Training Organisation recently presented its Tourism Ambassador Award to Raylene Innes, Training Coordinator for i-SITE New Zealand. The award was presented as part of the... more >
Since March 2012, three industry training organisations, the Aviation Tourism and Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO), Hospitality Standards Institute (HSI) and Retail Institute have been engaged in formal merger discussions. This has followed six years of working closely together and collaboration on some key projects. On Wednesday 12 September... more >
The Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO) has won a prestigious industry award. ATTTO was named Best Registered Travel Industry Training Organisation at the inaugural 2012 New Zealand Travel Industry Awards, held on Saturday night at the Langham Hotel in Auckland. Kathy Wolfe, Chief Executive of ATTTO said: "It's fantastic... more >
A group of committed trainers that have been the inspiration to hundreds in the Aviation sector have been recognised with an industry award. The Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO) has given its 2012 Aviation Ambassador award to the staff of the Royal New Zealand Air Force Ground Training Wing. ATTTO Training Ambassador... more >
Achieving credits for unit standards in Māori Culture and Tourism before the end of the year is simpler than ever, now they can be internally assessed by your school. The NZQA has announced that the unit standards from Environmental Tourism Māori and Tourism Māori practices to Level 3 are now on the Base Scope of Accreditation for Schools. This... more >
Is GDP the only measure of success for a country, or should we be looking at different methods, is the question being asked at this year's Tourism Export Council NZ Conference. David Wilks, Department of Conservation Commercial Director, will be discussing an alternative measure, Gross National Happiness, which pegs economic success with measures... more >
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