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Students attend first ITT travel and tourism careers roadshow in Wales



A careers roadshow organised by the Institute of Travel and Tourism (ITT), the first of its kind to come to Wales, recently took place at Cardiff Metropolitan University.

More than 120 students from across Wales attended the event at the Cardiff School of Management, which was aimed at Level 3 students and upwards, who are looking to pursue careers in the travel and tourism industry.

Various industry experts spoke at the event including spokespersons from leading companies including BH Mallorca, Corporate Traveller and Stellar Travel Services.

Students from Cardiff Metropolitan University, Aberystwyth University and the University of West England all attended the event as well as students from colleges including Coleg Sir Gar, Cardiff and Vale College, Coleg Gwent and Pembrokeshire College.

The event also included a workshop, which gave the students an opportunity to gain first-hand guidance and advice from industry suppliers.

Claire Steiner, Director and Chair of ITT, said: "The ITT, together with InterVenue, was delighted to partner with Cardiff Met on our Future You on the Road event.   

"The ITT Future You initiative is all about helping to inspire and inform the next generation of tourism professionals and our roadshows allow us to showcase a range of local and national employers and the varied careers and opportunities available in this exciting and diverse global industry. 

"As a leading tourism educator in Wales, Cardiff Met was the natural choice to host this and we were delighted that so many of their students as well as local colleges took part."

Claire Haven-Tang from Cardiff Metropolitan University said: "We were delighted to host the Institute of Travel & Tourism and their Future You Careers Roadshow as it demonstrates the close relationship between the Department of Tourism, Hospitality and Events and industry bodies.

"Maintaining and developing our industry links through events such as these also illustrates our commitment to enhancing the employability of our graduates, through exposure to the travel and tourism industry. 

"We were overwhelmed by the level of interest in the Roadshow from other colleges and universities and we hope this can become an annual event."