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The inaugural Tourism Policy School addresses the issues faced in the field of tourism and sustainable development

Following the long-standing success of the annual Otago Foreign Policy School, now in its 52nd year, the Tourism Policy School presents a significant opportunity to discuss issues and pathways at a time when businesses, policy-makers and communities face new challenges in the field of tourism and sustainable development.

Dates and venue

The School runs over Thursday, 7 March and Friday, 8 March 2019. The Tourism Policy School is being convened by the Otago Business School and the Department of Tourism, University of Otago.


The overarching theme of the 2019 Tourism Policy School, which will be held at the Queenstown Resort College, is ‘Tourism Sustainability: Volume vs Value’.


The programme includes presentations from the Minister of Tourism, as well a number of national and international expert speakers. Their presentations will inform three round table panel discussions that will address:

  • The emerging global issues
  • Environmental Sustainability: Challenges and Opportunities and
  • Managing Growth: Opportunities for Disruption

The facilitated panel discussions will offer the opportunity to stimulate serious discussion and debate on critical issues in tourism and sustainable development.

View the School programme

Confirmed speakers for the Otago Tourism Policy School 2019

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