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The Department of Tourism has a busy schedule of seminars during the academic year.

Presenters include staff from the Department of Tourism and other faculties, as well as scholars visiting from other Universities.

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Tourism Seminars for 2024

27 March 2024Dr Luc CousineauWhat Colour is Your Bugatti?OBSG19
9 April 2024Dr Vita PetekWine Tourism: When is it time to buy a bottle of wine?OBSLG04
15 May 2024Yi Bian (Master of Tourism Alumni)Representational Issues of CO2 in Tourism Climate EquationsOBSG19
19 June 2024Professor Ulrike Pröbstl-HaiderOutdoor Recreation and DigitizationTBA
28 August 2024Associate Professor Susan Houge MackenzieTBAOBSLG05
9 October 2024Dr Stu Hayes
Associate Professor Julia Albrecht
23 October 2024Dr Pooneh TorabianTBAOBSLG05



9 March 2022Dr Craig LeeA toast to good health part 2: Consumer demand for healthy beverages in the hospitality industry
23 March 2022Dr Willem CoetzeeThe Transformative Power of Small Scale 2SLGBTQIA+ events
27 April 2022Dr Pooneh TorabianThe Colour of One's Passport: International Students and Inequalities in New Zealand
11 May 2022Professor James HighamResearch Publication: A Means to an End (Not an end in itself)
25 May 2022Dr Julia Albrecht 
3 August 2022Professor Neil CarrDisabled Animals and Leisure
17 August 2022Associate Professor Susan Houge Mackenzie 
7 September 2022Professor Hazel Tucker 
21 September 2022Dr Stu HayesMarsden Project
28 September 2022Associate Professor Anna Carr“Pretty as a picture? The alien in the postcard”
5 October 2022Professor Brent Lovelock 


25 July 2018Dr Émilie CrossleyAffect and atmosphere in a volunteer tourism destination
16 May 2018Professor Juergen GnothHow do Destinations affect Tourists' Experiences? A break-through to make qualitative research not just a journey of discovery but also objective
2 May 2018Ms Jessica Mei Pung, PhD (Department of Marketing)The transformative power of tourism experiences
11 April 2018Dr Trudie WaltersBy Popular Demand...
21 March 2018Professor James Higham
Dr Hilary Phipps
Climate change and aviation emissions: A problem of collective action?
14 March 2018Courtney Mason (Thompson Rivers University)Indigenous tourism in rural Canada: Histories of displacement and contemporary partnership development
7 March 2018Brad Stelfox (ALCES)ALCES Online Seminar


20 September 2017Dr Émilie Crossley, Otago PolytechnicDeep reflexivity in tourism research
6 September 2017Aubrey Miller, University of Otago, School of SurveyingRecreation zoning as a management tool for popular winter destinations
23 August 2017Mingming Cheng, University of Otago, Department of TourismBig data in tourism: Questions in, knowledge out - the case of TripAdvisor travel forums
26 July 2017Professor Peter Heimerl - UMIT - Private University for Health and Life Sciences, Hall/TyrolHow to kick-off a participative pro-active strategic research development process in a touristic destination
19 July 2017Dr Popi Sotiriadou - Griffith Business School, Griffith UniversitySession 2 - The pursuit of gender balance in the governance of sport, tourism and leisure decision making process'
17 July 2017Dr Popi Sotiriadou - Griffith Business School, Griffith UniversitySession1 - This was the best course I did at Uni'
Designing assessments and delivering courses that enhance student experiences and employability
31 May 2017Dr Susan Houge Mackenzie, University of Otago, Department of TourismUnderstanding Adventure Tourism Experiences through Positive Psychology Frameworks: Implications for Guided Tours
17 March 2017Dr Tess Guiney, University of Otago, Department of TourismLayers of Emotion in Orphanage Tourism Encounters
31 March 2017Steve Riley - Tourism Industry Aotearoa (TIA)Connecting the industry with Insight
22  March 2017Professor Sanjay K Nepal - University of Waterloo, Williams Evans FellowIrish Pubs and Dream Cafes: Tourism, Tradition and Modernity in Nepal's Khumbu (Everest) Region
8 March 2017Dr Craig Lee, University of Otago, Department of TourismAssessing experience at sporting events


21 September 2016Associate Professor Hazel TuckerTourism, mood-making and the world
7 September 2016Dr Julia AlbrechtA long-term perspective on the New Zealand Tourism Strategy 2015
17 August 2016Associate Professor Brent LovelockHow much tourism is there in medical tourism?
3 August 2016Professor James Higham
Associate Professor Neil Carr
20 July 2016Dr Debbie HopkinsThe Hype of Automated Vehicles: Technological  Innovation, Behaviour Change and the 'Smart City'
20 April 2016Dr Stefan RoeschThe Golden Age of Screen-Based Destination Marketing
6 April 2016Dr Craig LeeDrivers of success in the Australian restaurant sector
18 March 2016Dr Kynda CurtisThe Importance of Good Food Experiences in Destination Loyalty
16 March 2016Dr Willem CoetzeeResearch legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup
2 March 2016Dr Ian GriffinNight Sky Tourism. Opportunities for Dunedin
1 March 2016Emeritus Professor Donald M. BroomEmpathy, sentience and morality
(Bioethics Seminar, co-hosted with Department of Tourism)


6 August 2014Dr Tara Duncan
Professor James Higham
Drivers and barriers to academic travel: a comparative exploration of University policy at three New Zealand institutions
17 September 2014Associate Professor Neil CarrDealing with Death: working dogs in human leisure
15 October 2014Dr Anna ThompsonAdapting to Business Challenges: A case study of the mountain guiding sector in New Zealand


November 2013Dr Sebastian FilepPostive Tourism
October 2013Dr Leslie-Ann Jordan-MillerThe Forgotten People?: An analysis of the representation of the First Peoples in the marketing and planning of tourism in Trinidad and Tobago
October 2013Émilie CrossleySuspicion, mockery and demand: avoiding the host gaze in volunteer tourism
September 2013Dr Tianyu YingNetworks, Citizenship Behaviours and Destination Effectiveness: A Comparative Study of Two Chinese Rural Tourism Destinations
September 2013Associate Professor Brent LovelockTaking the ethical high road: Modelling travel patterns in an ethical (travel) world
August 2013Dr Freya Higgins-DesbiollesPeace through Tourism: Promoting human security through international citizenship
August 2013Associate Professor Fumin XingStandardization and quality assurance in tourism and hospitality: two Chinese cases
July 2013Dr Caroline OrchistonRecovery Marketing after the Christchurch Earthquakes
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