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 in the top 34 in the world, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places us in the top 75 globally.

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

New AUT Professors
Ted Bryant and Derek McCormack
Tracy Berno holding the book Hiakai and smiling.
ANZAC biscuits
Hospitality student Sally Claire Nutt smiling in the foreground, with four of her fellow students preparing food behind.
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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.
Tracy Berno holding the book Hiakai and smiling.
A special book on modern Māori cuisine
02 Nov, 2020
When Associate Professor Tracy Berno was asked by Chef Monique Fiso to help write Hiakai she was “absolutely blown away” and jumped at the opportunity.
ANZAC biscuits
A study exchange without the travel
27 Oct, 2020
American breakfast foods and ANZAC biscuits - find out how our School of Hospitality created a ‘virtual exchange’ with a university in New Jersey.
Hospitality student Sally Claire Nutt smiling in the foreground, with four of her fellow students preparing food behind.
Student chefs cook for the homeless
24 Jun, 2020
Hospitality students working in AUT’s commercial kitchen are preparing high-quality food for the homeless.

QS Subject Ranked

UNTWO certified

Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

School of Hospitality and Tourism
WH Building, City Campus
55 Wellesley Street East
Auckland City
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Erin Marander-Higgins
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