Viewport width =
March 17, 2008 | by  | in News |
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

Top students get to hang out with Damien O’Connor

Five students from Victoria, Otago and Massey Universities have recently been awarded $15,000 each for their research in the tourism industry.

Tourism Minister Damien O’Connor met with Wellington winners Diana Chan and Raymond Mullan at Rutherford House last Thursday to congratulate them on their achievements.

“The aim of the scholarships is to encourage a research culture in New Zealand tourism, particularly research that is applicable and accessible to the tourism industry,” O’Connor says.


Chan’s research is directed towards understanding environmental and cultural sustainability by Chinese international visitors to New Zealand, while Mullan intends to study environmental management approaches among tourism organisations in Wellington. Wendy London, Elizabeth Latham (Otago University) and David Marriott (Massey University) were named as the other scholarship recipients.

“[All five winners] are high calibre Masterslevel students whose applications were strongly supported by the tourism industry and their respective university departments,” O’Connor says.

“I look forward to hearing about the future successes of these scholars in coming years, hopefully in the tourism sector.”

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Pin on PinterestTweet about this on Twitter

About the Author ()

Comments are closed.

Recent posts

  1. An (im)possible dream: Living Wage for Vic Books
  2. Salient and VUW tussle over Official Information Act requests
  3. One Ocean
  4. Orphanage voluntourism a harmful exercise
  5. Interview with Grayson Gilmour
  6. Political Round Up
  7. A Town Like Alice — Nevil Shute
  8. Presidential Address
  9. Do You Ever Feel Like a Plastic Bag?
  10. Sport

Editor's Pick

In Which a Boy Leaves

: - SPONSORED - I’ve always been a fairly lucky kid. I essentially lucked out at birth, being born white, male, heterosexual, to a well off family. My life was never going to be particularly hard. And so my tale begins, with another stroke of sheer luck. After my girlfriend sugge