New Zealand

TINZT Scholarship recipients announced

Students’ tourism journey receives major boost

Second year university tourism students Megan Clarke and Rosie Marchant have been selected as recipients for the 2022 Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust  (TINZT) Tourism Academic Scholarship.

The two students, both of whom are heading towards their final year of tertiary study, will each receive a $2500 payment towards their final year of study and also join a range of industry leaders at a Development Day hosted by TIA in Wellington in early February 2022.

Rosie Marchant

TINZT and Tourism Industry Aotearoa Board chair, Gráinne Troute said both Megan and Rosie are strong, deserving candidates.

“Despite this ongoing period of uncertainty, it gives me confidence that students of this calibre intend to continue their journeys into the tourism industry,” she said.

In its seventh year, the TINZT Tourism Academic Scholarship program supports students heading into their final year of tertiary study in tourism-related courses while connecting them with opportunities to kick-start their careers.

The recipients are selected by a judging panel that includes a TINZT Trustee, a senior Tourism Industry Aotearoa manager and an industry representative.

“TINZT is proud to continue its part in supporting talented young people to enter our industry,” Ms Troute said.

“I am pleased to see these two ambitious young people take promising first steps in their careers.”

Megan is studying a Bachelor of Tourism Management at Victoria University of Wellington, where she has developed an understanding of visitor behaviour and the key challenges facing the tourism industry, namely sustainability, technological development, and the place of tourism in the post-pandemic world. 

Studying at Lincoln University, Rosie is keenly aware of trends that will shape the future of tourism and ready to contribute to the growth of domestic tourism in New Zealand, recognising that travellers want to experience more of New Zealand before heading overseas.

The Tourism Industry New Zealand Trust was established in 2007 for charitable purposes with a two-fold purpose.

Firstly, the education of people involved in the New Zealand tourism industry and the education of New Zealanders about tourism.

And secondly, the fostering and promotion of a tourism industry in New Zealand, based on the sustainable use and preservation of the country’s natural assets.

Mike Parker-Brown

Mike Parker-Brown is a UK-trained and qualified journalist and an award-winning travel communicator with more than 30 years experience. Since 2002, Mike has worked as a freelance writer and PR consultant providing his services to major organisations in Australia and internationally in the tourism, aviation, hospitality, recruitment and export marketing sectors.

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