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March 2016

QRC in the field: Intern Vid Kenia

QRC in the field: Intern Vid Kenia

Adventure Tourism Management student, Vid Kenia, is an intern with one of Queenstown's iconic tourism operators.

"My name is Vidhyut Kenia, I am from India and I’m studying Adventure Tourism Management at Queenstown Resort College. I’m currently working on a six month internship with AJ Hackett at the famous Kawarau bungy bridge in Queenstown.

I chose to come to QRC because I always wanted to make a career in tourism. I was working with a travel company in India and seeing my passion, they asked “why don’t you go and complete a qualification then continue.” This is how I landed at QRC.

With QRC I’m given the knowledge about everything, operations, accounts, everything that tourism is about. They help me understand the field, get better knowledge of the target market and what type of tourism I’m interested in. Actually this is very good to know as I want to set up my own business and this is the best thing that is going to help me!

I would definitely suggest other Indians come here because if you want to make a successful career in tourism, this is the right place. New Zealand and QRC are giving me a great opportunity to study and work here with the best company. What else would you ask for?"

Read more about QRC's Adventure Tourism industry internships.

  • Posted By: Andrea Preston on Fri, 18th Mar 2016 @ 11:06:28

QRC bids farewell to Class of 2016

QRC bids farewell to Class of 2016

Queenstown Resort College bid farewell to the 2016 class of graduates on Friday, sending 120 new Hospitality and Adventure Tourism professionals out into the industry.

“The graduates, who came from around New Zealand and the world to the ceremony, paraded from QRC House to the Queenstown Memorial Hall where they were presented with their Diplomas and applauded by their peers, family, teachers and fellow students.

Keynote speaker, esteemed businessman and philanthropist, Jim Boult ONZM, told Graduates that their timing in entering the tourism industry was ideal as the industry has become New Zealand’s largest industry in terms of foreign exchange and people employed.

Mr Boult also touched on the importance of social media, sustainability practices and employment in tourism.

“While you have just completed your formal education, the school of life has just begun for you,” he said.

Mr Boult recognised QRC as the “leading provider of tourism related education services in New Zealand.”

CEO Charlie Phillips and Chairman Sir Eion Edgar also offered words of encouragement to the graduates.

Ian R. Bray, former Chief Executive of the SixStar Charitable Trust from which many QRC students have received scholarships, was awarded a QRC Honorary Diploma of Hospitality Management during the ceremony.

Class of 2016 graduates are already working in various tourism and hospitality companies including Shotover Jet, Hayman Island, Dart River Safaris, Matakauri Lodge, Aro Ha Wellness Retreat and Novotel.

  • Posted By: Andrea Preston on Tue, 8th Mar 2016 @ 09:02:20