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Bachelor of International Tourism Management in Destination Management

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 18-July-2022
Auckland University of Technology
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Tourism has major economic importance and is New Zealand's largest export earner. Study tourism with us, and you'll be well prepared to play an effective role in this exciting industry.

Our Bachelor of International Tourism Management has received TedQual accreditation from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). TedQual is the only international quality certification issued by UNWTO for higher tourism education, training and research programmes.

You develop a sound understanding of the tourism industry in a global and local context.

Study the Destination Management major in the Bachelor of International Tourism Management and develop a thorough understanding of how to manage local tourism resources, with a focus on sustainable development and growth.

This major focuses on the inbound travel industry; servicing the growing numbers of tourists visiting New Zealand. It's designed to meet the needs and increased demand of the local tourism sector and focuses on marketing, planning and sustainable development of tourism.
Key features:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of the New Zealand tourism industry
  • Develop strategies to effectively deal with issues in the sector
  • Valuable workplace experience in your final semester

Career opportunities:

  • National tourism organisations
  • Regional tourism organisations
  • i-sites
  • Local tour operators and attractions
  • Iwi/M?ori tourism businesses
  • Inbound tour operators
  • International student exchange organisations
  • Human resources
  • Hotel front office and guest relations.

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects: All subjects are useful, in particular language rich subjects from AUT’s subject list.

English Language Requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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