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Michael Shah is one of Crown's partners and friends

Michael Shah


“As president of SKAL International Auckland Club, it has been a pleasure to be involved with the management and students at Crown Institute of Studies for the past few years. I have been continually impressed with the professionalism of the teaching staff and management, and especially their enthusiasm for connecting with key travel and tourism industry contacts. It is these connections that give Crown access to first hand travel and tourism practices, people and opportunities that are of real benefit to Crown students.”

Troy Clarry

Managing Director, Katalyma Hotels and Hospitality

“The new owners and management of Crown Institute of Studies have made outstanding progress to forge its way back to being one of the very best hospitality learning institutes for both local and international students. Their care of student welfare and learning is of utmost priority, whilst creating unique learning opportunities in an industry that can be so rewarding for those who chose it. Good luck Crown Team!”

Troy Clarry is one of Crown's partners and friends
Troy Huston is one of Crown's partners and friends

Troy Huston

Function Staff

“Crown Institute has been a long on going partner of Function Staff. We have worked closely with Crown for 13x years placing the very best of their high quality students into lots of our jobs whilst they are studying and beyond their graduation. Their students we have found to be outgoing, reliable and hard working with a great base knowledge and skill set taught from their outstanding tutors. The Owners and Management team at Crown are very forward thinking with great initiative and passion to seek the very best for their students, going above and beyond both when studying and after graduating to help their students reach their career goals. I look forward to continuing this strong relationship.”

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HR Partner, Montana Group

“Students from Crown Institute of Studies are a joy to work with. They are passionate and professional youngsters that fit into our team seamlessly. We would definitely continue to work with Crown Institute, and welcome their students to come on board as interns.”

Mark Quickfall

Totally Tourism New Zealand

Totally Tourism is the umbrella company of some of New Zealand’s original sightseeing, leisure and adventure activities including; The Helicopter Line, Mitre Peak Cruises, Milford Sound Scenic Flights, Glacier Helicopters, Harris Mountains Heli-Ski, Challenge Rafting, Queenstown Combos and Alpine Guides.

We are pleased to partner with Crown Institute of Studies and engage with their students so they learn first-hand the great career opportunities available in our industry.

The introduction of talent into careers in tourism whether in management, frontline or operations is vital to the future of our industry.

Matt Stenton

Programme Director, Go with Tourism

COVID-19 has undoubtedly had a severe impact on New Zealand’s tourism industry; however, it is important to recognise that this was a once-in-a-lifetime event. Tourism will recover because New Zealand will forever be a dream destination for many overseas travellers. A crucial objective for Go with Tourism while we rebuild our industry is changing the negative perceptions and outdated stereotypes that the general public has regarding tourism. Working with schools and high school students plays a significant role in our plans, so we are very excited about the Crown Professional Development course. It is innovative thinking like this from our friends in the industry which will help Go with Tourism achieve our goal of building New Zealand’s tourism workforce.

Matt Wong


Crown Institute of Studies are forward-thinking industry leaders and we’re proud to partner with them to develop future talent. Their students engage with industry on a regular basis bridging theory with practical learning, delivering quality and relevance to their students professional development in today’s changing market.

iFLY Indoor Skydiving is a global business launching its first NZ operation in 2018 and immediately challenged as a global company requiring regional autonomy to deliver success in a highly competitive and unique market. It has been extremely rewarding working with Crown Institute of Studies sharing the iFLY journey with management and students developing careers within our industry.  

Gaye Wood

Joint Owner/
Director-Global Product & Services


“The future of New Zealand’s Tourism, Travel and Hospitality industries depends on the quality and training of great people and Crown Institute of Studies is ‘one of the best’ in the learnings, experiences and support they provide their students.

 It’s a pleasure to be working with Crown Institute of Studies’ management, offering input and guidance into their curriculums and programs”.

Regency Tourism Group is one of NZ’s most awarded Tourism Marketing and Representation companies.

Our Management team’s careers have included senior management roles for some of the world’s leading Hotel, Airline and Travel companies in NZ as well as Australia, USA, Indian Ocean, Middle East and UK/Europe.”

high school endorsements

Ann Hodge

HOD Careers, Mt Roskill Grammar School

“The leadership of Crown Institute of Studies has been very generous to us at Mt Roskill Grammar School. We have been the proud, and very grateful, recipients of two Tourism scholarships per year for a number of years. Before ‘fees free’ the scholarships covered the tuition fees. Since ‘fees free’, following consultation with Amy Tregidga, Marketing and Development Manager, the scholarships have been able to be used for the optional overseas trip that forms part of the first year Tourism course.

The scholarships have meant much to our students. With the representative from Crown Institute of Studies coming to our prize-giving to present the scholarships each year, it meant a public acknowledgement of those students. For the first few years it also meant virtually no student loan and latterly it has meant that the recipients have been able to have an overseas experience they may otherwise not have been able to access. We, and our students, are very grateful to Crown Institute of Studies for their generosity and look forward to many more years of working together for the good of our students and the ultimate good of the Tourism industry.

Thank you very much Crown Institute of Studies.”

Craig Dyason

Albany Senior High School

“We have worked with the team from Crown in school for the past two years. Students have enjoyed the interactive nature of the teaching delivery enjoying their project day making coffees and learning barista skills. We have found the course to be exceptional value for money and the staff has always been accommodating to meet our needs.”