Tourism creates opportunities, but also challenges.

We provide innovative solutions to help businesses, destinations and communities understand and plan for a sustainable tourism future.

Tourism, perhaps more than any other sector, has the opportunity to enable communities to meet sustainable development goals. Our aim is to map our research against the UN Sustainable Development Goals as we work towards a sustainable tourism future for all generations, nationalities and cultures.

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A Guide to Sustainable Tourism in developing countries

Griffith Institute for Tourism has developed a sustainable tourism training workshop for the Australia Awards Indonesia Program funded by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT).

As part of the program, researchers from Griffith University and the University of the Sunshine Coast work closely with course participants to develop sustainable tourism initiatives. The program has a project-focused approach that delivers successful outcomes through the implementation of new tourism operations and experiences into local communities in developing countries.

Visit the Sustainable Tourism in Developing Countries guide to learn more about the program and read examples of participants achievements.

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Tourism – Ready for Recovery

The COVID-19 pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on the global travel and tourism industry.

To help prepare the industry for recovery, Dr Sarah Gardiner from Griffith Institute for Tourism has created a FREE micro-credential short course called Tourism – Ready for Recovery. This course provides you with key insights and information, videos, activities, scenarios and case studies to assist you to navigate your way through this crisis, consider your recovery action plan and emerge more resilient and competitive as borders reopen and restrictions ease.

Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Griffith digital badge that you can use to promote that you are ready for recovery.

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