Hospitality, tourism and events

Our hospitality, tourism and event management programmes are world ranked and recognised globally. University rankings organisation QS has ranked our programmes as the top hospitality and leisure management programmes in New Zealand. Our Bachelor of International Tourism Management is accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for higher tourism education, training and research programmes.

Workplace experience the heart of our degrees, and strong links with industry mean you can choose from lots of great organisations for your work placement. You’ll also learn about real-life hospitality right here on campus, in our training restaurants that are open to the public.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

A short course will develop your skills and knowledge in an area of personal or professional interest.

Research in hospitality, tourism and events

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

More about our research

Our training restaurants are open to the public

Our education facilities are among the best in Australasia. We have two first-class training restaurants: modern dining restaurant Four Seasons, and Piko Café.

Great connections with industry

We’re proud of our strong links with top hotels, travel agencies, restaurants and national and regional tourism organisations – including Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED); United Travel, NZChefs Association, Antoine’s, Crowne Plaza and Hilton Hotels.

More about our partners and industry connections

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Campervan in forest
Professor Peter Kim
New AUT Professors
Ted Bryant and Derek McCormack
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A fairer strategy than the green tax
23 Mar, 2021
A green tax on long-haul flights favours rich tourists and, NZ needs a fairer strategy writes Professor Michael Lueck.
Campervan in forest
Freedom camping needs new regulations
24 Feb, 2021
Massive growth in freedom camping has inevitably led to resentment in local communities, writes Professor Michael Lüeck and Sabrina Seeler.
Professor Peter Kim
Hospitality professor heads top journal
19 Feb, 2021
One of the world’s top journals in the field of hospitality and tourism has a new executive editor – AUT's Professor Peter Kim.
New AUT Professors
New Professors and Associate Professors
30 Nov, 2020
Nine academics have been appointed to the position of Professor, effective from 1 January 2021. 19 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
Ted Bryant and Derek McCormack
Honorary fellowship for culinary hero
10 Nov, 2020
Ted Bryant, a long-time hospitality industry stalwart, has been awarded the title of Reeves Honorary Fellow of AUT.

QS Subject Ranked

UNTWO certified

Contact details

Contact us online
Phone 0800 AUT AUT (0800 288 288)

School of Hospitality and Tourism
WH Building, City Campus
55 Wellesley Street East
Auckland City
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Jason Kim
Maggie Ma
Karen Coleman
Jess Willis
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