Hospitality, tourism and events

Our hospitality, tourism and event management courses are world ranked and recognised globally. University rankings organisation QS has ranked our degrees as the top hospitality and leisure management programmes in New Zealand, and the prestigious Shanghai Ranking places our programmes in the top 75 in the world. Our tourism degrees are 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.

Research in hospitality, tourism and events

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across many fields.

More about our research

Great connections with industry

We’re proud of our strong links with top hotels, travel agencies, restaurants and national and regional tourism organisations.

More about our industry connections

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.

CO.STARTERS Hospo Edition: get ready to create your hospitality business

CO.STARTERS Hospo Edition is a ten-week programme that equips aspiring hospitality entrepreneurs with the insights, relationships, and tools to take the next step in building a sustainable hospitality business. Join this programme for just two evenings a week for ten weeks.

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Tonga Language Week 2022
05 Sep, 2022
Episode 5 of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability – was launched this week.
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Hospitality work: A map for change
02 Sep, 2022
Almost three years after COVID-19 hit New Zealand, the hospitality sector is slowly rebuilding.
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Guiding tourism in the Pacific Islands
25 Aug, 2022
With visitors now returning to the Pacific Islands, AUT is helping destinations make better decisions on building back.
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Matariki chocolate and perfect ice cream
25 Aug, 2022
An AUT patisserie student has won a trip to Samoa for her Matariki-inspired chocolate, and a culinary alumnus has scored perfectly for his ice cream.
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Hospo jobseekers urged to use power
09 Aug, 2022
Those looking for work in hospitality and tourism should use the power given to them by a tight job market to vet potential employers carefully.

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Contact details

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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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Kiriana Koni
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Roxane de Waegh
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