Hospitality, tourism and events

AUT’s hospitality, tourism and event management programmes are globally recognised, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) places us in the top 75 in the world.

Workplace experience is at the heart of our degrees, and our strong links with industry mean you can choose from lots of great host organisations for your 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

Busy bee (Kiwiana toy)
what does luxury mean?
62% increase in AUT researchers
Professor Michael Luck
Busy bee (Kiwiana toy)
Our kiwiana is shifting
08 Jul, 2019
The items that represent Kiwi identity are changing - towards wine, oysters, the silver fern and Māori culture, research at AUT suggests.
Stamp of quality for AUT tourism degree
17 May, 2019
AUT's tourism degree has been quality-assured by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation.
what does luxury mean?
What does luxury really mean?
07 May, 2019
To date there is no objective or quantifiable definition of luxury or the luxury market due to their nebulous nature.
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Professor Michael Luck
Five questions: Professor Michael Lück
25 Mar, 2019
We asked Professor Michael Lück five questions about his research ahead of his Inaugural Professorial Address.
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Thai Cooking Classes
Monday 22 Jul, 10am - Wednesday 24 Jul, 3pm
Hilary Wroe
Dinesha Senarathna
Carmen Huynh
Kevin Osmena
Sarah Waapu

Contact details

Contact us online
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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