Tourism Management

Mission statement

The Tourism Management Group pursues and shares knowledge of tourism management, to develop capability and provide our stakeholders with New Zealand and global perspectives.

Tourism in New Zealand and overseas has become a significant economic and social activity with a growing need for skilled people. It is also an ever-broadening field of academic study which presents a wide range of intellectual challenges. To meet these needs and challenges, School of Management offers specialist undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Tourism Management.

In 2017, Victoria University of Wellington's BTM, BTM (Hons) and MTM and PhD programmes were re-accredited tedQual Certification (Tourism Education Quality) by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). In 2018, the new BCom TOUR Major (replacing the BTM) has been accredited also. The PhD programme was tedQual accredited for the first time in 2013 and became one of four Universities in the world with this status. TedQual certification is testimony to the quality and international recognition of the degrees.

Read more about the schools accreditation for tedQual.

Research of a more advanced nature by way of PhD study is also offered and is supported by staff who have substantial and wide-ranging research interests. The Tourism Group has a strong research ethos. This is fostered by a regular staff-student programme which enables experience to be shared and active debate to be stimulated.

All staff in the tourism programme have a strong commitment to teaching excellence and student welfare, making this a fruitful and friendly place to study and research. If you have any questions about studying Tourism Management at Victoria University of Wellington or doing research on tourism do not hesitate to contact us.

To find out more about studying Tourism Management please visit the Tourism Management explore study pages.

Tourism Management staff

Associate Professor
School of Management

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Emeritus Professor
School of Management

Senior Lecturer in Tourism Management · TOUR Undergraduate Programme Director
School of Management

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Mondher Sahli

Associate Professor · Chair of UN PRME Steering Committee at WSBG
· Tourism Management

Associate Dean Teaching & Learning
Wellington School of Business and Government