Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard

Risk reduction in tourism – how do we measure success?

Johanna Schliephack recently represented GIFT at QTIC’s World Environment Day event. She spoke about air pollution and climate change, how it links to tourism and… 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

Carbon and Tourism – Where to next?

By Professor Susanne Becken This blog accompanies a video presentation recorded for the World Travel Market Responsible Tourism Day, 6 November 2017. Read More

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

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

The Next Stage of Sustainable Tourism – Measurement

Tourism is often associated with the positive impacts it brings to local communities and destinations. The Sustainable Tourism movement is now several decades old, and… Read More

The Push of Climate Change action and the pull of economic growth: What could sustainable tourism be like in Morocco

As a country with 100 million annual beach visitors, nine delicate UNESCO world heritage sites and aspirations to double tourism,… Read More

M2M – measure to manage towards a ‘carbon budget’

We are all used to measuring and reporting our financial accounts. Often we operate within a fixed budget and need to manage resources carefully. Overspending… Read More

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