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Tourism at a glance

Tourism: The business of mobility

A degree in Tourism from the University of Otago will take you far. Tourism is a $23.4 billion a year industry in New Zealand. But it is also much more than that…

Tourism is about unlocking the potential of tourist destinations, managing natural and built resources, and understanding heritage and cultural issues. It’s about helping to create experiences that leave a lasting impression on locals and visitors alike.

Why study Tourism?

Study Tourism and be part of an industry that not only plays a leading role in New Zealand’s economic development, but that also interconnects with many other key issues/aspects of life/society – conservation, climate change, identity/who we are …

Tourism teaches you about:

  • The global principles that structure tourism
  • the nature and operation of the tourism industry
  • the impact, development and management of issues that arise in the industry
  • hospitality, planning, managing and marketing
  • destination management, tourist behaviour and tourism and hospitality enterprise management

More information about Tourism

Download the Tourism infosheet (PDF, 121KB) for more information about the following:

  • Background required
  • Careers in Tourism
  • Tourism at Otago
  • Double major/degree options
  • Student Exchange
  • Disney World Internship
  • Otago Business School Internships

Please contact the Department of Tourism for further details: