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2023 Otago Tourism Policy School

Tourism Policy: Are we fit for purpose?

Over the last five years The Otago Tourism Policy School has explored the themes ‘Tourism sustainability: Volume v s value’ (2019), ‘Decarbonising tourism (2020), ‘Net-benefit tourism: A new approach’ (2021), ‘Structural change for regenerative tourism’ (2022).

While tourism globally and nationally has been crippled by COVID-19 much has been said about rebuilding for a prosperous and sustainable future. Five years on it is timely to reflect on what has changed, and how we have responded to the challenges and opportunities.

What new directions have emerged and what progress has been made? Are our policy, planning and management settings right? Are we fit for purpose?

The University of Otago's fifth Tourism Policy School took place over Thursday, 23 March and Friday, 24 March 2023 at the Heritage Queenstown, Queenstown. 

This is an annual forum that brings together a wide array of tourism academics, business leaders, policy communities, industry organisations and other interested parties to discuss and debate key challenges and opportunities confronting the tourism industry in Aotearoa New Zealand.