Hospitality Business Magazine

IHG Skills Academy links with NZ

Go with Tourism and IHG Hotels & Resorts have partnered to bring free learning and upskilling opportunities to New Zealand.

The IHG Skills Academy, a virtual learning platform, was launched in the UK last October and offers free online education, courses and opportunities for people looking to build their confidence, get employment ready and explore their career options in the sector.

As well as having access to global resources and learning modules, people who mention “Go with Tourism” during their registration will gain access to a New Zealand-specific ‘playlist’ of curated content.

Educating and upskilling the hospitality and tourism industry, and people hoping to kickstart their careers, is a crucial factor in maintaining a successful and sustainable workforce. Go with Tourism say they are very excited to help IHG promote this platform across Aotearoa, stating it will:

  • Introduce the Skills Academy to secondary schools across the country.
  • Encourage jobseekers to work on skills that will help them find employment.
  • Ask businesses to share and utilise the platform with their staff.
  • Promote tourism and hospitality learning and upskilling for everyone!

To incentivise registrations and encourage learning, IHG Hotels & Resorts have offered Kiwis the chance to win a competition:

New Competition details

Whoever completes the most learning modules on the IHG Skills Academy between 1 and 30 April 2023 will receive 50,000 IHG points that can be used on one night in an IHG hotel or put towards a longer stay.

Key details

  • To be in with the chance to win, select “Go with Tourism” as your choice for “how you heard about the IHG Skills Academy” when you register. An instructional video can be viewed here.
  • Registration is free. 
  • IHG will inform Go with Tourism of the winner in the first week of May.
  • The winner will need to sign up for the IHG One Rewards club to redeem their prize.
  • Once signed up, the winner will need to provide Go with Tourism / IHG with their membership number. IHG will then upload the points directly to their account for use any time before May 2024.

Ready to learn and win? Sign up for the IHG Skills Academy at