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Tourism links - New Zealand

Selected New Zealand links to web sites of tourism research interest include:

Tourism New Zealand
Tourism New Zealand is an international marketing agency responsible for marketing destination New Zealand offshore."

The Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand
The Tourism Industry Association New Zealand (TIA) is a membership based and funded organisation representing the interests of over 3,500 businesses from throughout the tourism industry. TIA has four main areas of activity: (1) industry advocacy, (2) business networking, (3) industry development programme, and (4) membership services.

Ministry of Tourism
The Ministry of Tourism provides advice and information to government, assistance to the Minister of Tourism, manages and monitors government investments in tourism, and undertakes tourism research for the benefit of the tourism industry.

100% Pure New Zealand
This Tourism New Zealand website is an introduction to tourism in New Zealand. The website features a database of tourism industry operators in New Zealand, each with an individual web page that details the attractions and experiences on offer. Once you have decided what you want to do and where you want to travel, you can make direct contact with the individual tourism operators concerned.
Tourism in New Zealand Universities
Studies in tourism are taught Lincoln University, as well as the University of Waikato, Massey University, Victoria University of Wellington and the University of Otago.

Tourism links - International

Selected international links to web sites of tourism research interest include:

Tourism Research Links
This comprehensive website by Rene Waksberg and Tourism Montreal offers a wide variety of web resources for both tourism researchers and industry practitioners. The site covers research, conferences, consultancy, events management, government connections, journals, general tourism news and access to organisations

International Tourism Research Links
A comprehensive directory of links intended for consultants, academics, and researchers specialised in the tourism and hospitality field. Michelle Di Rocco's links also include information for those interested in international work and/or study abroad experiences.
The European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS)
The European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education was established in 1991 and its website provides a forum for research with a mainly European emphasis. It is also intended as a forum to promote staff and student exchange and to facilitate curriculum and professional development.

The World Tourism Organisation
The World Tourism Organisation is the leading international organisation in the field of travel and tourism. It serves as a global forum for tourism policy issues and a practical source of tourism know-how. A useful site for access to research / statistics / press releases and links to other sites.

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA)
PATA was founded in Hawaii in 1951, and is a not-for-profit travel industry association which promotes the Pacific Asia area's travel and tourism destinations, products, services and the interests of its members through: Networking, Marketing, Promotion and Sales, Destination Promotion, Travel Marts/Trade, Shows/Sales Missions.

PATA also serves as a central resource for information and research, travel industry education and training and quality product development with sensitivity for culture, heritage and environment. The site is useful for statistical and policy information.

Laboratory for Leisure, Tourism and Sport
This site, maintained by the University of Connecticut, provides readers with free reference lists on a wide variety of topics, including tourism. It is worth checking out. Current reference lists on tourism include such topics as tourism/leisure motivation, tourist roles, tourism marketing, economic impacts of tourism and sport, ecotourism, sport tourism, tourism in Greece, tourism in the Middle East, and many other related topics.

Study group on the geography of sustainable tourism
This site is maintained by the International Geographical Union with the overall objective of developing and applying an internationally comparable geographical research programmeon the sustainability of tourism in various regions of the world. It includes useful conference information, further links and a subscription discussion list.

Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)
TTRA is a professional organisation of providers and users of travel and tourism research. It has useful job and conference information, as well as publication lists, membership information, can also be joined

The World Economic Forum has recently produced the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report for 2009. See the results for 133 countries and where New Zealand sits.

Recreation links - New Zealand

The Department of Conservation
The Department of Conservation (DOC) is the government agency responsible for conservation in New Zealand. New Zealand conservation lands offer many recreation opportunities. In this website you can find out about national parks, great walks and a variety of activities you can enjoy in New Zealand's special places.

Relevant journals

* Annals of Tourism Research - is a social sciences journal focusing upon the academic perspectives of tourism.

* Tourism Management - the leading international journal for all those concerned with the planning and management of travel and tourism

* Journal of Travel Research - focuses on travel and tourism behaviour, management and development

* Journal of Sustainable Tourism

* Journal of Transport Geography

* Political Geography

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