21 Apr 2016
These holidays many people will be heading out on the Lakeland Queen, across beautiful Lake Rotorua.
Visitors from China will be greeted on-board by Waiariki Bachelor of Tourism Management alumna, Tina Qian as their translator.
“I have always liked the tourism industry. Now I can meet and see lots of tourists from around the world as they visit Rotorua, so yes I’m very happy to be working here at the Lakeland Queen.”
Joining Waiariki through a partnership our institute has with her former tertiary education provider, Nanjing Institute of Tourism & Hospitality in China, Tina credits the Waiariki staff for preparing her for success, especially her “very helpful” tutors.
“I really enjoyed my life and study at Waiariki,” she says. “From there I dropped my CV down to the Lakeland Queen office and I got offered a part-time job.
"Now that has grown into a full-time job as a waitress and a translator for Chinese tourists.
“I’m learning China is a big market for New Zealand, especially Rotorua, so there is a big demand for Chinese staff.”
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