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Tourism and hospitality experts head to AUT
Hundreds of international experts in tourism, hospitality and events are meeting in Auckland for the 30th conference of the Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE).
Being held at the Auckland University of Technology from today to Thursday 13th February, the hosting marks just the third time the annual conference has been held in New Zealand, and the first time it has been in Auckland.
With more than 280 academics attending, CAUTHE 2020 is also the largest so far, with more papers set to be published out of it than in previous years.
Looking forward to the event, co-organiser Dr Tracy Harkison states "we have an enormous amount of pride in hosting this conference, particularly in AUT's 20th year.
“It's great to showcase the strength that we have in the fields of hospitality, tourism, events and culinary arts at our university."
The theme for this year’s conference is 20:20 Vision: New Perspectives on the diversity of Hospitality, Tourism and Events.
Dr Harkison adds "hospitality is very diverse at the best of times, in terms of culture, religion, ethnicity, and countries - even when looking simply just at East and West or at how we celebrate.
“The world is a global village and it's great to see what other people are doing; to look at the shared successes as well as the issues that everyone is facing.”
31st January 2020 - Coronavirus declared global health emergency by World Health Organization
31st January 2020 - New survey shows percentage of hospitality staff found pay discrepancies
5th November 2019 - Swiss ticketing company unveils global VIP hospitality platform
27th October 2019 - 2019 New Zealand Tourism Awards recognise industry excellence
15th August 2018 - Hostplus Chief Executive defends $300,000 annual hospitality spending
14th August 2018 - WTTC research shows tourism generated 18% of New Zealand’s GDP in 2017
5th February 2018 - The Value of Higher Education to Global Tourism
20th November 2017 - International Spa Association launches industry careers campaign
31st August 2017 - Rotorua holiday park wins top New Zealand hospitality award
1st January 2016 - First private higher education provider set to host CAUTHE conference
10th March 2015 - 14 million jobs at risk due to global tourism talent shortage
11th February 2014 - UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai addresses 2014 CAUTHE Conference
14th June 2010 - High Performance Sport Centre for AUT Millennium Campus
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