Research in hospitality, tourism and events

Our research informs the global academic community, but it is also focused on developing practical research outcomes: it aims to improve the hospitality and tourism industry.

New Zealand Tourism Research Institute

A global leader in tourism research, the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute delivers innovative solutions for the tourism industry.

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Simon Milne
Michael Lück
Alison McIntosh
New AUT Professors
62% increase in AUT researchers
Professor Michael Luck
AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka
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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.
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.
AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka
Harassment in Cook Islands hospitality
10 Apr, 2018
Sexual harassment by customers in the Cook Islands hospitality industry is a problem, according to AUT lecturer and Cook Islander Lisa Sadaraka.
Research kicks off on modern Kiwi identi...
23 Mar, 2018
Auckland University of Technology researcher Lindsay Neill is launching an investigation into what New Zealanders, aged 20 to 40, believe identifies them as Kiw...
Chantal Denise Pagel
Qingyi Zhang
Sarath Munasinghe
Pattamol Kanjanakan
Van-Tin Doan

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