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Studying Tourism

Study Tourism at Otago and gain the insights and knowledge you need to play a key role in the exciting global travel and tourism industry. 

Go beyond business management and learn about Tourism from a wider community and ecological perspective. Studying Tourism is about understanding those people who come to visit New Zealand. It is also about understanding ourselves, as tourists and travellers, and our role in the global economy.

Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Tourism (BCom in Tourism)

A Bachelor of Commerce, majoring in Tourism (BCom in Tourism) is the right choice for those who are keen to excel in a business environment, with a specialisation in Hospitality and Tourism. A BCom (Tourism) provides a special business emphasis in:

  • Destination Management
  • Tourism and Hospitality Enterprise Management
  • Tourist Behaviour
  • Cultural and Heritage Tourism
  • Tourist Accommodation Management
  • Sport Tourism
  • Events and Conventions Management
  • Tourism Product Development
  • Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
  • Tourism Research Methods

Minors available

The Department also offers a Minor in Tourism and a Minor in Hospitality.

Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Tourism, Languages and Cultures (BA (TLC))

The Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Tourism, Languages and Cultures (BA (TLC)) offers a unique opportunity to gain cross cultural perspectives while also acquiring a solid grounding in Tourism Management, for those who wish to work in the general field of tourism, either in New Zealand or overseas. Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Tourism, Languages and Cultures (BA (TLC)).

Summer School

The University of Otago also offers Tourism papers at Summer School. The papers offered include: Introduction to Tourism (by distance), Global Tourism (by distance), Ecotourism and Sustainable Development (on campus), and the very popular Introduction to Wine Business (on campus).

Find out more about studying Tourism at Otago

Why study Tourism at Otago?

Discover why studying Tourism at Otago will give you the competitive industry and employment edge.


Read about undergraduate papers in Tourism at Otago, details about studying for a BCom (Tourism), and a minor in Tourism or Hospitality.


Learn about postgraduate papers in Tourism at Otago, including a graduate diploma, postgraduate diploma, Master or PhD in Tourism.

Tourism graduate opportunities

Find out where studying Tourism at Otago can take you.