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.

NZ Tourism Research Institute website

Simon Milne
Nigel Hemmington
Alison McIntosh
News
Photo of the crater at Whakaari/White Island
QS stars 2019
New Professors announced in 2019
THE Rankings Sep 2019
62% increase in AUT researchers
News pattern
Photo of the crater at Whakaari/White Island
Why were tourists allowed on Whakaari?
11 Dec, 2019
Research shows the majority of thrill-seekers are looking for risk, but in a controlled way, writes Professor Michael Lueck.
QS stars 2019
AUT gets 5 QS stars in all categories
13 Nov, 2019
AUT has received the maximum five stars for the first time in every category according to the global education analysts QS in their recent results.
New Professors announced in 2019
New Professors and Associate Professors
07 Nov, 2019
AUT has announced the promotion of 12 leading academics to the position of Professor. A further 15 academics have been appointed as Associate Professors.
THE Rankings Sep 2019
AUT moves up 50 places in world rankings
12 Sep, 2019
AUT is now in the top 1% of world universities and in the top 50 for research citations.
62% increase in AUT researchers
62% increase in AUT researchers
30 Apr, 2019
Growing expertise to help New Zealand and the world
Pattamol Kanjanakan
Dinesha Senarathna
Van-Tin Doan
Qingyi Zhang
Sarath Munasinghe