Tourism best placed to monitor Reef’s future

A colourful photo of underwater reef.
Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
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The role of tourism and tourism research in maintaining the status of the Great Barrier Reef has been stressed by a Griffith University researcher in the wake of UNESCO’s ruling in Germany. UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee confirmed the findings of a draft report released in June at a meeting in Bonn, meaning the Reef has […]

GIFT Director appointed to expert panel

Headshot of Susanne Becken, Griffith University
Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
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The Director of the new Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) has singled out the continued growth of the Chinese tourist market as one of the highlights in the first UNWTO World Tourism Barometer publication of 2014. The importance of understanding Chinese tourists and their needs has been a key focus for Professor Susanne Becken since […]

Slippery slope ahead for skiing business

Two skiers on snow moving downhill.
Department of Tourism, Sport and Hotel Management
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While corporate support and a growing snow making industry are likely to secure the future of the Winter Olympics, climate change has the potential to nudge currently viable ski resorts off the podium. As competition for medals got under way in earnest at the Sochi Games during the weekend, a researcher at the Griffith Institute […]