All things specific to HDR students. Their publications, successes, project progress

Congratulations to Sera Vada on her successful PHD confirmation.

You can read about Sera’s topic here: Is international tourism only a hedonic pursuit that is substitutable for domestic travel?

L-R: A/Prof Catherine Prentice, Sera Vada, Dr Aaron Hsion, Prof Noel Scott


Managing Growth for sustainable Tourism Development:  Indigenous, Authentic and Halal Tourism – Sulistyo Utomo

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 PhD is not just about getting a degree but also about building a network.  For these reasons, it has been a wonderful experience to attend the international conference: Managing Growth for sustainable Tourism Development:  Indigenous, Authentic and Halal Tourism in Senggigi Lombok, Indonesia, 2 – 4 October 2017  and to present my paper: Indonesian Hajj Satisfaction Dimensions. … Read more


Congratulations to Mr Chris Little for winning the Griffith University Remarkable Minutes competition

‘Remarkable Research’ – Please join us in congratulating GIFT PhD student Chris Little for being the recipient of the Griffith University’s Remarkable Minutes competition for his research titled ‘Creating Windows Into our Past’. The award was announced at the Vice Chancellor’s Excellence Research Awards ceremony on Tuesday 13 June. Chris is currently supervised by Dr Dale Patterson, Dr Brent Moyle and Dr Ali Bec and will be playing a key role in the Advance Queensland Fellowship titled: “Stimulating Regional Tourism through the Virtual Reconstruction of Queensland’s WWII Heritage.”

Ambrozio Queiro Neto at CAUTHE 2017

Special congratulations to Ambrozio Queiro Neto, for winning the CAUTHE Award for Best PhD Scholar Paper for “Rethinking destination competitiveness: The investigation of customer value in scuba diving tourism.”

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

phd workshops catheryn khoo-lattimorePhD workshop: “Qualitative Research” by Dr. Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore

Another series of PhD. workshop with teleconference from Nathan to Gold Coast has done successfully on 25th November 2016 about the “Qualitative Research” by Dr. Read More


PhD Candidate, Elaine Yang guest lectures in the UK and Europe

PhD Candidate, Elaine Yang been busy on a 3 month tourism visiting four universities and attending 2 conferences in the UK and Europe. Elaine recently presented… Read More


The Impact of Hajj satisfaction on Islamic Religious Commitment

GIFT HDR student, Sulistyo (Tyo) Utomo recently attended the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) 2016 Annual International Conference to present a paper on “The Impact of… Read More

Group photo at training workshops

Aldi Lasso at the Australia Awards training program in Laban Bajo

During the AAI program in Labuan Bajo I joined two site visits, which remarkably enhanced the participants with important issues to consider in tourism planning. Read More