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News and Events: Tourism

The Department of Tourism regularly features in the media; with exciting research, opinion pieces, comment and expertise from our research-active staff.

During the year, the Department also hosts many public lectures and events from our researchers and subject experts. For Tourism staff, we have a newsletter and an upcoming departmental seminars calendar, ensuring that everyone is kept up-to-date.

Find out more about Tourism news and events at Otago

Please visit the pages below for stories on Tourism staff, students or research or information on seminars, events and lectures.

Media Features

News stories and features from national and international media featuring the Department of Tourism, plus Tourism features from He Kitenga (Otago's high-quality research publication) and the University of Otago Magazine.

Media Releases

The latest University of Otago media releases featuring Tourism.

Upcoming Departmental Seminars

A calendar of seminars, conferences, and special events for Tourism.

HRC funding enables Otago researcher to investigate early detection test for bowel cancer

Thursday, 17 May 2018 7:59am

A researcher aiming to develop an early-detection genetic-based test for bowel cancer is one of several University of Otago researchers who have been awarded almost $1.5 million in Health Research Council funding.

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Research reveals pressures facing tour guides

Friday, 20 April 2018 10:08am

The rapid growth of adventure tourism has created opportunities in New Zealand, but the wellbeing of tourist guides is often overlooked.

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New Zealand dentists pick up the pieces when ‘dental tourism’ goes bad

Thursday, 12 April 2018 11:40am

New Zealand dentists are increasingly having to provide remedial treatment where things have gone wrong for “dental tourists” who travel abroad for dental work.