The New Zealand Tourism Research Institute at The Auckland University of Technology brings together experts from around the world to deliver innovative research solutions for the industry and those who depend on it. Our research enables business, community and government to develop profitable and sustainable industry outcomes. The institute is a recognised leader in graduate student research and education, with many alumni in key international academic and industry positions.
This PhD research investigates the perception of authenticity in Kazakhstani tourism practices through the lenses of visitors, community members, policymakers and tourism developers involved in the development of eco-cultural tours. Using a grounded theory methodology, the thesis explores new directions in which to apply the concept of authenticity in eco-cultural tourism and makes important contributions to current debates in the authenticity literature about various stakeholders’ perceptions of authenticity.
This seminar will look at the development of cruise tourism from its earliest beginnings in the Caribbean through its expansion worldwide. As the industry has grown, the product has diversified and cruise itineraries have expanded to all corners of the world. While New Zealand has seen exponential growth over the past decade, it is in some ways tied to the development of cruise offerings in Australia. Continued growth also depends on competition near and far.
Tourism 2025 – Growing Value Together/Whakatipu Uara Ngatahi is a framework to unite New Zealand’s large and diverse tourism industry and ignite strong, aspirational economic growth. Its goal is to have the tourism industry contribute $41 billion a year to the New Zealand economy by 2025, up from $24 billion now. It provides vital context for some collective actions by big or small industry clusters and for thousands of actions which individual businesses will take each year.
Tourism researchers exploring the recreation and tourism potential of the Manukau Harbour want to hear from as many locals and visitors as possible about the way they use the harbour.
Professor Simon Milne (Director NZTRI) will give a presentation as part of the 2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Lecture Series at the University of Auckland. The theme of the four lectures in the series is: The Internet: Today and the Future.
Date: Thursday 10 October, 7-8pm
Location: Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Chemistry Building, 23 Symonds Street (City Campus). University of Auckland.
The Economic and Conservation Value of Bird-watching in New Zealand.
NZTRI conducted an online Visitor Survey for the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation (CITC), (April- 2012- April 2013) - see below for a link to the summary of results. This research was designed to provide a deeper understanding of the characteristics of visitors to the Cook Islands including their expectations and expenditure. Feedback from visitors to the Cook Islands enables CITC to improve the visitor experience as well as support it to make good decisions about tourism in this beautiful island nation.
In 2001, Majorie Schwarzer posed the following question in Museum News: “Are airports a viable setting for museums striving to reach out to the elusive global community?"
Today collaboration among airports and museums specialising in art, culture, history and science is widespread, with annexes, gallery spaces and display cabinets sited within terminal buildings around the world. Add to this a practice of commissioning large scale art works and cultural artefacts and it can seen that airports around the world are strategically mobilising culture as a means of constituting a sense of place and national or civic identity.
Female tourism handicraft entrepreneurs in Greece and gender role negotiations. A feminist economics analysis
Strategies for enhancing the position of women have generally involved increasing women’s productive activities, often through the creation of specific tourism development programmes for example the expansion of handicraft production for tourism retail. However, it is frequently argued that women must then deal with a complex renegotiation of domestic tasks as they try to combine both productive and social reproductive work. Borrowing the term ‘social reproduction’ from political economy, this research uses the activities needed to reproduce human life on a daily basis and intergenerationally, as a lens through which to examine gender roles and relations within tourism development.