Sustainable Tourism

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

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

Tourism: to grow or not to grow?

 Impressions from the Global Eco Conference 2018 in Townsville By Johanna Schliephack I was lucky to attend the Global Eco Conference in Townsville last week… 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

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

Global Travel and Tourism industry commits to climate action – what does it mean?

Prof Susanne Becken Last week, at the annual World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)… 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

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

Managing Growth and Sustainable Tourism Governance in Asia and the Pacific

Special Report The United Nations World Tourism Organization and Griffith University released a report at the UNWTO General Assembly in Chengdu on Friday… Read More

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