Tourism and Event Management department

Ranked among the top tourism departments in the world, AUT's Tourism and Event Management department is globally known for its research excellence and research that benefits the tourism industry and the people depending on it.

The School of Hospitality and Tourism is a member of the Tourism Industry Aotearoa's Sustainable Tourism Commitment, and established New Zealand’s first Pacific Asia Travel Association New Zealand student chapter.

Research in tourism and event management

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across tourism and event management.

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Student Heaven-Lee Kaka
Student Seine Johnston
AUT students embrace the world
John leads a team consisting of Candidate Andrew Ballard, Coach Corey Hume and Commis Quillan Gutberlet
Tourism grad takes her skills to Brazil
Student Heaven-Lee Kaka
Student awarded Te Pia Tāpoi scholarship
19 Nov, 2018
Second-year Tourism Management student Heaven-Lee Kaka has been appointed the 2019 Te Pia Tāpoi scholarship recipient by leading tourism operator, Ngāi Tah
Student Seine Johnston
Tourism student to experience Fiji
09 Nov, 2018
Tourism student Seine Johnston has won a trip to Fiji to make a difference with tourism initiative Spring Break Uprising.
AUT students embrace the world
AUT students embrace the world
18 Jul, 2018
18 students studying tourism, hospitality, event management and culinary arts at AUT recently travelled to Hong Kong on a cultural exchange programme.
John leads a team consisting of Candidate Andrew Ballard, Coach Corey Hume and Commis Quillan Gutberlet
Taking New Zealand cuisine to the world
23 Apr, 2018
As President of the NZ contingent for the prestigious Bocuse d'Or culinary competition, John Kelleher is gearing up to bring local flavours to the table.
Tourism grad takes her skills to Brazil
Tourism grad takes her skills to Brazil
16 Feb, 2018
During her studies, Bachelor of International Tourism Management alumna Anna Rowlands took advantage of an international work opportunity.
Jess Willis
Georgia Drew
Carmen Huynh
Brooke Porter
Dinesha Senarathna

Head of Tourism and Event Management

Claire Liu.

Claire Liu
Head of Department, Tourism and Event Management
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 6431
claire.liu@aut.ac.nz

AUT students explore Hong Kong

Some of our students recently travelled to Hong Kong on a study tour. Read about their experiences on our blog.

AUT study tour blog