Tuesday, 21 July 2020 4:30pm
Prior to the global pandemic, climate researchers identified an uncomfortable truth: the very meetings and events meant to support the fight against climate change were themselves causing vast greenhouse gas emissions through international air travel.
Wednesday, 1 July 2020 4:04pm
New Zealand is emerging from the storm that is COVID-19. A common analogy heard during lockdown was that “we were all in the same boat”. Were we?
Monday, 2 March 2020 10:50am
Industry leaders and world experts on one of the biggest challenges facing the tourism industry will gather in Queenstown this month for the second annual Otago Tourism Policy School.
Monday, 2 December 2019 10:55am
New Zealand is widely regarded as one big adventure playground, and a new study by the University of Otago has shed new light on the importance of engaging with the adventure recreation opportunities.
Tuesday, 5 November 2019 9:42am
University of Otago researchers are the recipients of an inaugural Marsden Fund Council Award worth $3 million to investigate genetic predisposition to metabolic diseases like diabetes and gout among Pacific people.
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 2:52pm
There is a “serious gap” in the knowledge of New Zealand’s road rules among self-driving international visitors to New Zealand, a report produced by the University of Otago concludes.
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 3:30pm
The impact, value and sustainability of tourism is the focus of the inaugural tourism policy school, in Queenstown, next month.
Wednesday, 12 December 2018 2:45pm
Seventeen University of Otago academics have been promoted to the position of professor this year.
Thursday, 29 November 2018 12:04pm
A group of Otago Business School tourism students have raised more than $7000 for local charities by taking their studies out of the lecture theatre and into the community.
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.
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.
Wednesday, 31 January 2018 2:57pm
Research and learning in tourism stands to significantly benefit from the University of Otago being given access to a prestigious global network, the World Leisure Organization (WLO).
Wednesday, 8 February 2017 1:25pm
It is time for big ideas and re-thinking the field of tourism as the world enters the current era of autonomous vehicles, disestablishment of the political system, the sharing economy, the impact of visitor congestion at UNESCO places, and changes at destinations because of climate change.
Wednesday, 14 December 2016 2:25pm
Seventeen leading academics from across the University of Otago’s Dunedin, Christchurch, and Wellington campuses are being promoted to full professor.
Monday, 7 March 2016 1:30pm
Climate-damaging emissions from aviation will continue to rise despite the best efforts of the airline industry to make air travel sustainable, a new study co-authored by a University of Otago researcher suggests.
Dunedin, Diving and Dina
Wednesday, 27 May 2015 12:00am
Traveling was what attracted Nurdina Prasetyo, also known as Dina, to enrol at Bandung Institute of Tourism (Indonesia), and major in Tourism Management. Little did she know then that later she'd travel half way around the world to enrol at the Otago Business School to complete a PhD in Tourism. Her thesis explores best practice approaches in integrating indigenous knowledge and practices into a sustainable marine ecotourism development, with a focus on the case study of scuba diving tourism in Misool, Raja Ampat.
Visit the Student Globe website for Dina's full story and Q & A about life at Otago and studying towards completing her PhD.
Wednesday, 3 September 2014 10:04am
A new marketing manager has been appointed for Tourism Waitaki. Otago Postgraduate Diploma in Tourism graduate, Ian Elliott replaces Megan Howell, who left earlier this year to rejoin family in the North Island.
Friday, 28 March 2014 3:25pm
Whale and dolphin-watching may not be the low-impact, sustainable industries many believe them to be, according to a new evidence-based book containing contributions from some 50 international experts.
Friday, 7 March 2014 11:56am
Nurdina Prasetyo is studying scuba-diving tourism in Indonesia, while at the University of Otago.
Monday, 29 August 2011 8:23am
Outstanding postgraduate supervisors were recognised on Friday evening at an event run jointly by the University of Otago and the Otago University Students’ Association.
Friday, 26 August 2011 11:40am
Ever wondered how neurons evolved, why people have always had an urge to travel to Antarctica or whether gastric bypass can help cure diabetes?
These are just three of the questions being asked by University of Otago doctoral students from among the nine thesis projects being presented in just three minutes at the University’s Three Minute Thesis competition on Wednesday 31 August.