Harris Holidays Ltd, is delighted to announce the acquisition of International Academy. With over 12 years of experience, International Academy (IA) offers high quality ski and snowboard instructor programs in partnership with resident ski and snowboard schools in selected world class resorts across Canada, France, Switzerland, Austria and New Zealand. The Managing Director commented “It is an exciting time for Harris Holidays Ltd, as IA offers us the opportunity to bring our Alpine specialist experience and enthusiasm to this segment of the ski market. Overall we can benefit from joint ventures with our sister businesses, particularly SkiWeekends who see snow fanatics taking two or three trips annually. Many of our customers have children who have skied with us previously and as they finish their A levels or university, they are looking for new career routes which we can now help them fulfil. SkiWeekends has been growing its market share of the European Ski Break market in recent years and this opportunity is a very positive step to us growing our worldwide programme. www.international-academy.com
IA provides a high quality travel service to students with a unique programme where students can stay in very different locations over three months thus enhancing their overall learning experience in the resorts.
There are short entry level courses where students can gain Canadian Level 1 instructor qualifications which are recognised worldwide to cater for this growing market trend through to three month courses in European destinations.
Whistler Blackcomb, host to a myriad of events at the last Winter Olympics offers a legendary experience with a vast ski circuit and often unprecedented snow levels. As a student everything is on the doorstep. Study on this new four week course starting in November to gain a CSIA or CASI Level 1 certification and then step into a guaranteed job offer from Whistler Blackcomb once the program is completed. Prices start from £3,950.