GIFT highlights

News and updates on all things GIFT such as events and success stories.

How much carbon does cruise ship tourism emit?

Figure 1: Cruise ship passenger volume from 1990 to 2020 (Cruise Market Watch, 2017). The global cruise ship industry is growing faster than… Read More

Partnerships to create innovative tourist experiences – the role of research

All too often, research projects have a tendency to assess the impacts of a tourism development after it had occurred, rather than working with communities… Read More

Is the knowledge gap too wide to innovate sustainable tourist accommodation?

Is the knowledge gap too wide to innovate sustainable tourist accommodation? There is currently insufficient research to assist the transition for tourist accommodation to become… Read More

Sustainable Tourism for Development: Launch of a Global Tourism Dashboard

The United Nations (UN) has declared 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. 2017 offers an opportunity to raise global awareness… Read More

GIFT at Second East West Dialogue, Shanghai

Shanghai Institute for Tourism at Shanghai Normal University, China in conjunction with the Griffith Institute for Tourism at Griffith University held the Second East West… Read More

GIFT at UNWTO World Tourism Day, Bangkok

GIFT Adjunct Professor Steve Noakes attended the recent official UNWTO World Tourism Day conference in Bangkok. The theme this year was ‘Tourism for all … Promoting Universal… Read More

Sustainable Tourism for Regional Growth Program Update

GIFT, Griffith University and University of the Sunshine Coast are undertaking a training program for 25 tourism government officials and business managers on Sustainable… Read More

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