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.
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The New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference opened at AUT University on 24 November 2010. The event is being run by the School of Hospitality
and Tourism and the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute.
Podcast of Kevin Bowler's speech, Chief Executive, Tourism New Zealand: Research vital to TNZ’s decision-making
Opening keynote speaker of the New Zealand Tourism and Hospitality Research Conference, 24 November 2010, AUT University, Auckland.
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Research vital to TNZ’s decision-making, CEO tells academics.
Article by Inside Tourism (www.insidetourism.com)
TNZ CEO Kevin Bowler urged researchers to help the industry plan for future emerging travel trends when he spoke at AUT in Auckland on 25 November 2010.
Michael Lück was invited by Professor Huang Xiang (Louis) of Jinan University in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China, to travel to Guangzhou and deliver a series of lecture to a postgraduate class. The seven lectures were scheduled as “open lectures”, and thus students of other programmes had the opportunity to attend these. While in Guangzhou, students and staff invited Michael to a number of activities, such as a visit to the Chen Family Temple and the Guangdong Folk Art Museum, various lunches and dinners, and a night cruise on the beautiful Pearl River.
The leading countries in terms of visitor arrivals are taking the issue of access tourism very seriously. Three guest articles written on http://www.accesstourismnz.org.nz by NZTRI students and interns show that France and Germany are very conscious of the importance of providing good access to people with disabilities, for ethical concerns but also for economic reasons.
NZTRI Director Simon Milne was interviewed by different media (USA TODAY, ABC NEWS, NEWS TRACK INDIA) regarding the fact that the Hobbit films may be filmed elsewhere. New Zealand's tourism would bear losses in millions if 'Hobbit' films are not filmed here, said Simon Milne. He
said that while he believed losses to the country were "immeasurable", they would be significant.
"To lose an opportunity to plug in some major foreign dollars into the New Zealand economy would be devastating," the New Zealand Herald quoted him as saying.
On it, in it and under it: Our use of the sea for recreation and tourism
Abstract: The necessity of developing an accessible tourism industry is recognized by a wide range of tourism academics and is increasingly recognized by international organizations such as the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). A part of this development will be the creation of easily-recognized universal system of accessibility symbols. This report looks at a wide range of accessibility communication systems currently being used in ten countries from Europe, North America, the Middle East, and the South Pacific.
This video presents some of the highlights of the inaugural access tourism conference organized by NZTRI on 4 October 2010.
You will also find two other videos below (the welcome speeches of Derek McCormack, AUT Vice Chancellor, and of Hon Tariana Turia, Minister for Disability Issues)