Applications have opened for a new scholarship for students entering their final year of study towards a career in hotel management.

Up to four scholarships worth $3000 each are available, courtesy of Tourism Industry Aotearoa and hospitality consultancy firm Horwath HTL. Applicants must be entering their final year of study on a hotel management or business degree with a major in hotels/hospitality.

Applications are open until September 19.

"Hotels offer fantastic career opportunities, from guest-facing roles to numerous behind the scenes positions that all contribute to running an accommodation property," said TIA hotel sector manager Sally Atfield. "We want to encourage young people to consider hotel careers."

Sally Atfield

Horwath HTL director Stephen Hamilton said the growth in tourism means hotels can offer more opportunities than ever to young people, in every part of the country. "Wherever your interests lie, you are sure to find a suitable r0le in the hotel sector."

Stephen Hamilton

In addition to up to $3000 towards their tuition fees, the scholarship recipients will be offered complimentary attendance at the 2020 New Zealand Hotel Industry Conference, 1-2 July 2020 and the Hotel Industry Awards Gala Dinner, 2 July 2020, at Cordis Auckland. The conference and dinner are co-hosted by TIA and Horwarth HTL.