Crown Institute’s 2013 New Caledonia Tourism scholarship winner, Ciya Josephmary has been rubbing shoulders with travel wholesale and retail managers as part of her work experience.
New Caledonia Tourism held their Roadshow a few weeks ago at Stamford Plaza Hotel Auckland. Ciya was involved in setting up the event and then sat at one of the tables with the other agents for the evening. She gained a great overview of the destination, as there were twelve presentations from various hotels, activities and roles within New Caledonia and the tourism industry. Ciya is pictured below at the chocolate fountain.
Ciya also attended a SKAL (International Association of Travel and Tourism Professionals) members’ lunch sponsored by New Caledonia Tourism, last month. She is pictured below with Ian White from Performance Media, Asa Duffy and Lesley Perrie from Planet Travel Marketing.
These have been great opportunities for Ciya to network with industry representatives. These networking events will help her when she completes her Crown Institute course and is applying for a job in the industry.
Claire Hooton, New Caledonia Tourism Sales and Promotion Coordinator says “Ciya is gaining more and more confidence and was a real help with our Auckland Roadshow and has been great to have in the office”.
Ciya will continue to work closely with New Caledonia Tourism, attending various trade events, industry shows and to be based in the offices in Parnell one day a week.
After last year completing a Certificate Course, which included Tourism Core Skills and Travel Level 3 & 4 National Certificates, Ciya is working towards her Level 5 Tourism Management Diploma. Ciya’s goal is to become a Customer Service Agent.
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