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The 2019-2020 bushfires were devastating. Not only did they burn forests, farms, buildings to the greatest extent ever recounted, but they also took the life of 34 people and more than a billion animals (CDP, 2020). In Queensland specifically, more than half of the Gondwana world heritage rainforests were burned, including the iconic Binna Burra Lodge.
Our multidisciplinary research project is contributing to bushfire recovery and resilience and is jointly funded under the Commonwealth/State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements 2020.
Our project aims to build community resilience to disasters by gathering and sharing first-hand experiences of the community responses.
QUEENSLAND TOURISM INSTITUTE TWILIGHT NETWORKING NIGHT
GIFT Director Professor Chris Fleming, GIFT Deputy Director Dr Sarah Gardiner and GIFT Researcher Dr Elaine Yang attended the Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) Twilight Networking Function last night. The event was sponsored by Griffith Institute for Tourism. Chris also delivered a speech on talent retention in which he highlighted the importance of vision and equity.
QANTAS DRIVE REJUVENATION: STAGE 2 TOP-SECRET MASTERPLAN
GIFT researchers, Associate Professor’s Karine Dupre and Brent Moyle are working on a project titled ‘Qantas Drive Rejuvenation: Stage 2 Top-Secret Masterplan’ in the Queensland Outback with the Murweh Shire Council. As an outcome of the Stage 2 Masterplan for the Top-Secret Tourism Precinct, the Qantas Drive entry statement, and associated areas for potential rejuvenation, are to be assessed and redesigned to contribute to the creation of a new clear identity which aligns with community and visitor aspirations. Pictured here is the full council with students Majed Abu Seif and Ting Ren along with A/Prof Karine Dupre where the team presented their report to the council members.
GIFT Researcher, Dr Rawan Nimri on being awarded as one of the Best Reviewers for the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management at #CAUTHE2021. This award recognises the contribution of Dr Nimri, whose insightful feedback has assisted authors to substantially improve their submissions to the journal.
Dr NiNa Dhirasasna on the conferral of her doctoral degree! NiNa's thesis examines renewable energy technology adoption dynamics in the hotel sector. The thesis was supervised by Professor Susanne Becken and Dr Oz Sahin.
Chinese consumers optimistic on post-COVID travel
03 Mar 2021
Beaches, scenic cities and natural and cultural world heritage sites top the list for post-COVID...
Alumnus’ tourism podcast aims to give the industry a boost
04 Nov 2020
Griffith Business School alumnus Gabby Daniels has a new podcast, Let’s Talk Tourism, that aims to...
Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards nominees announced
03 Sep 2020
Due to the impact of COVID-19, the Vice Chancellor’s Research Excellence Awards will be held...
Experts say Binna Burra is a stellar example of disaster recovery
01 Sep 2020
As Binna Burra Lodge reopens to guests, Griffith tourism and climate adaptation experts say tourism...