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From Ontario to Te Waipounamu - Summer School Abroad rekindles international connections

Friday, 31 March 2023 10:41am

This summer, tauira from Canada’s Brock University attended Otago as part of their Summer School Abroad programme, 11 years after Brock’s last visit to our shores.

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People key to tourism’s role in post-COVID recovery

Tuesday, 28 March 2023 4:32pm

The tourism industry is poised to pull New Zealand through the aftermath of the COVID‑19 pandemic but it needs more people, an entrepreneur says.

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Tourism industry climate scenarios show bold action is needed, Policy School told

Friday, 24 March 2023 12:47pm

Aotearoa will become a “hot house” by 2050 if it does not introduce additional climate policies, Tourism Industry Transformation Plan Environment Co-Chair Laurissa Cooney announced at the University of Otago’s Tourism Policy School today.

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Walking trail’s new project to “renew, restore, rebuild”

Friday, 24 March 2023 12:32pm

The kaitiaki of New Zealand’s longest trail hopes it will become the world’s “first truly regenerative through-hike”.

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Otago Tourism Policy School back in person for its fifth year

Friday, 3 March 2023 11:49am

Industry leaders, policy makers and prominent researchers will discuss whether Aotearoa’s tourism industry is “fit for purpose” in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic at this year’s Otago Tourism Policy School.

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