Hospitality, tourism and events

Our hospitality, tourism and event management programmes are world ranked and recognised globally. University rankings organisation QS has ranked our programmes as the top hospitality and leisure management programmes in New Zealand. Our Bachelor of International Tourism Management is accredited by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) for higher tourism education, training and research programmes.

Workplace experience the heart of our degrees, and strong links with industry mean you can choose from lots of great organisations for your work placement. You’ll also learn about real-life hospitality right here on campus, in our training restaurants that are open to the public.

A certificate or diploma will give you an introduction to your chosen subject and can prepare you for further study.

A short course will develop your skills and knowledge in an area of personal or professional interest.

Research in hospitality, tourism and events

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across hospitality, tourism and events.

More about our research

Our training restaurants are open to the public

Our education facilities are among the best in Australasia. We have two first-class training restaurants: modern dining restaurant Four Seasons, and Piko Café.

Great connections with industry

We’re proud of our strong links with top hotels, travel agencies, restaurants and national and regional tourism organisations – including Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED); United Travel, NZChefs Association, Antoine’s, Crowne Plaza and Hilton Hotels.

More about our partners and industry connections

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AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack and restaurateur Tony Astle standing next to each other with a certificate.
Associate Professor Tracy Berno with the book Hiakai.
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Tony Astle Dinner
A recipe for a successful evening
13 Jul, 2021
16 second-year hospitality students and staff were given the opportunity to prepare and serve a meal for renowned restaurateur, Tony Astle.
AUT Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack and restaurateur Tony Astle standing next to each other with a certificate.
Renowned restaurateur honoured by AUT
17 Jun, 2021
Veteran chef and restaurateur Tony Astle has received one of AUT’s highest honours, a Seddon Honorary Fellowship.
Associate Professor Tracy Berno with the book Hiakai.
Hiakai wins Ockham NZ Book Award
13 May, 2021
An "astounding" book on modern Māori cuisine has won best illustrated non-fiction at the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards.
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Should tourism get its hopes up?
14 Apr, 2021
A single market cannot compensate for the lack of inbound travel from the rest of the world. But for tourism operators, something is better than nothing.
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A fairer strategy than the green tax
23 Mar, 2021
A green tax on long-haul flights favours rich tourists and, NZ needs a fairer strategy writes Professor Michael Lueck.
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Saturday 28 Aug, 9am - 3:30pm

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Contact details

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Phone 0800 AUT AUT (0800 288 288)

School of Hospitality and Tourism
WH Building, City Campus
55 Wellesley Street East
Auckland City
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