Creating global connections to research and cultivate sustainable tourism practice and policy
GIFT is globally connected to key organisations and business partners. As an affiliate member of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO), we are involved in a number of global and regional initiatives. Particular areas of collaboration relate to sustainable tourism, climate change and aviation.
Our researchers work closely with partners from across the globe, with almost half of our publications having an international co-author.
UNWTO World Conference on Tourism and Future Energy: Unlocking low-carbon growth
Professor Susanne Becken was the moderator of the Panel on ‘Sustainable Transport and Mobility in Tourism, Astana, Kazakhstan 26–27 June 2017. The conference brought together industry leaders and policymakers to discuss the contribution of the tourism sector to reducing carbon emissions and to explore new opportunities and innovative solutions for future energy in the global tourism sector.
Following the success of the America Adapts podcast, Australia joins the show with regular podcasts, where GIFT member Dr Johanna Nalau interviews adaptation professionals in Australia.
The podcast will feature discussions with a wide range of adaptation professionals across Australia and give updates on current and past adaptation initiatives, ideas and insights.
The Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies
Associate Professor Catherine Prentice is the Director and Committee Member of the Asia Pacific Association for Gambling Studies (APAGS). APAGS is a not-for profit international network consisting of scholars, professionals, regulators , and policy makers dealing with gambling research and the gaming business around the world. APAGS is dedicated to promoting gambling studies from different perspectives through consultancy and scientific research, by holding international conferences and publishing scholarly journals.