Sustainable Tourism

Reflecting on the Global Eco Conference 2018 with a focus on the Great Barrier Reef 

Below are five synopsis and key reflections on the Global Eco Conference, presented by researchers from Griffith University who are involved in diverse research… Read More

Ecotourism – it’s time…

By Rawan Nimri The Global Eco Asia Pacific Tourism Conference “Ecotourism- It’s time…” was recently held across three days in Townsville. Read More

Growing coral in the Maldives

To celebrate the World Tourism Day 2018, the team at Cinnamon Dhonveli Maldives launched its first ever Coral propagation program at the resort lagoon, with the participation of many in-house guests, business partners and staff.  The initiative was… Read More

Protecting the environment of a destination with the help of its “users”

Agnes Lecompte, a lecturer in France at Université Bretagne Sud, specialises in marketing and consumer behaviour. She conducted various research works on sustainable development, mainly… Read More

Rumbles in Paradise – Boracay closed for business

The once-pristine island of Boracay is now littered with garbage and sewerage Boracay, voted best island in the world by Conde Nast Traveller… Read More

Study tour groups gain valuable insights

Representatives from the tourism sector in Sri Lanka have completed a study tour as a part of the ‘Sustainable Tourism Development’ Short Course Award program. The… Read More

The Third East West Dialogue on Tourism and the Chinese Dream

This dialogue celebrated the China-Australia Year of Tourism and also the UN Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development. Therefore it was appropriate to focus on… Read More

My Green Butler – Christopher Warren’s innovative research into smart and sustainable tourism accommodation

The question ‘how can we invite guests to actively participate to save resources whilst on holiday’ has been the quest of my research at Griffith… Read More

Smart AND sustainable?

Coming back from a week in China where smart bicycles take over footpaths and people pay with their smartphone (see here for a… Read More

Developing Sustainable Tourism in Eastern Indonesia

By 2030, the United Nations World Tourism Organization estimates there will be 535 million international tourists travelling to Asia and the Pacific, a 90 percent… Read More

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