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On Wednesday, 9 November a team of nine ATTTO staff helped out at the Mary Potter Hospice Strawberry Festival at Midland Park, Lambton Quay, Wellington. The team  was busy serving big bowls of strawberries, ice cream and topping to scores of professionals and public patrons alike. more >
Cool stuff to know about every country in the world, from the travel experts at Lonely Planet. Everyone knows which is the world’s highest mountain, but do you know which country banned chewing gum? Or what the world’s stinkiest fruit is? Who invented roller skates? Which building leans more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa? Or where you can eat... more >
ATTTO’s future as an industry training organisation (ITO) is secure, despite a report in the New Zealand Herald suggesting ATTTO could “face losing taxpayer funding”. Chief Executive (Acting), Kathy Wolfe, says ATTTO has been through rigorous auditing processes with the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) in 2010/2011 and has now had initial... more >
Being named a finalist in this year’s JRA Best Workplaces Awards is a welcome surprise for an organisation whose raison d'être is helping other businesses build stronger, more productive teams. ATTTO (the Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation) is among 10 finalists in the running to be named ‘Best Small to Medium Workplace’, the JRA... more >
A new online “game” is helping New Zealand flight training schools identify whether prospective students have what it takes to be pilots. The Aviation, Tourism and Travel Training Organisation (ATTTO) has worked with the aviation industry and UK-based company Symbiotics to make the internationally-recognised ADAPT© pilot training pre-screening... more >
Today, the staff and premises of ATTTO are painting it pink for Pink Ribbon Appeal Day in a show of support for the New Zealand Breast Cancer Foundation.     The 39 employees in ATTTO’s Wellington office have donned pink, decorated their workplace and shared a pink morning tea for a gold coin donation.  “We’re getting in... more >
The Department of Labour has developed a new tool called Take the Test to help employers assess the literacy skills of their workforce. Take the test is a leaflet designed to help employers work out - in just five minutes - if a business is affected by poor workplace literacy and numeracy. Department of Labour, Skills Highway Programme Manager... more >
A Rotorua restaurant waitress has been given a national customer service award for outstanding service. Boulevard Restaurant waitress Bellamarie Todd was nominated for a KiaOraMai Awesome Service Award by visitor Marilyn Guinan. Mrs Guinan and a group of fellow Mahjong players have been coming to the city for a national Mahjong tournament for four... more >
By Kathy Wolfe, ATTTO Chief Executive (Acting) With only a few weeks until the general election, now is an important time to remind political leaders of the huge economic importance of New Zealand’s visitor sector. more >
ATTTO Chairman Rick Bettle announced today (Monday 3 October) that Elizabeth Valentine, ATTTO Chief Executive since 2007, will leave ATTTO later this month. Kathy Wolfe, ATTTO Deputy Chief Executive, will take the role of Chief Executive (Acting) from today, Monday 3 October. Elizabeth has made the decision to return to full time study. She has... more >
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