The pros and cons of Airbnb

The rise of Airbnb and other short-stay accommodation options is dividing tourist towns across Australia, with some arguing it creates healthy competition and boosts visitor… Read More

Small hotelier’s ‘My Green Butler’ wins Banksia Award

Dr. Christopher Warren, a recent alumni of Griffith Institute for Tourism and founder of ‘My Green Butler’ has been awarded the prestigious Banksia Foundation’s 2018… Read More

Celebrating World Tourism Day with innovative technology

To celebrate World Tourism Day on 27 September, Griffith University showcased some of the innovative work students and staff were doing at GIFT. This year’s theme… Read More

GIFT HDR candidates present at Industry Research Snapshot

GIFT was thrilled to deliver an Industry Research Snapshot seminar with the Department of Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games (DITID) last Wednesday,… 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

CAUTHE Poster design winner

Rachel  Perkins, GIFT PhD candidate The Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) is a Council established to represent the interests of higher education… Read More

Big Data and Tourism

According to Forbes, 53% of companies are using big data analytics today, up from 17% in 2015, with Telecom and Financial Services industries the… Read More

Attending Destination Q

As Queensland’s leading tourism industry forum, Destination Q, the one-day free event provides a platform for learning, networking and collaboration, and is where government and… Read More

PATA – Global Insights

Report by Dr Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore As with its past Global Insights conferences, PATA held the 2017 event once again at the Sky City Grand Hotel… Read More

Indigenous, authentic and halal tourism

Undertaking a PhD program in tourism at Griffith University has given me a great opportunity to develop as a person and a scholar.  Pursuing a… Read More

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