Tourism

Tourism is about the tourism and travel industries.

Studying in this area involves learning about the role of tourism in society and its history.

Tourism is also about how to manage and operate a variety of tourism businesses – such as travel agencies, hotels, sightseeing operations, adventure tourism attractions, etc.

NZ university majors related to this area

Though in the same subject area, they may be very different.

Examples of career opportunities

Most entail additional learning (lifelong learning!).

  • Tourism operator
  • Travel agent
  • Tour guide
  • Hotel manager
  • Promoter
  • Hotel worker
  • Events manager
  • Events organiser
  • Public policy analyst
  • Business studies teacher
  • Academic

Income and employment prospects

Income

128% of national
median earnings


Employment

78%
Employed
1%
Unemployed
11%
Further study
10%
Other or unknown

Figures based on young domestic graduates 5 years after graduation. Source: Ministry of Education.

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