Delivering positive solutions through research
Established in 2014, the Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) continues to broaden and deepen the University’s expertise and research performance in tourism.
We are one of only two universities in Australia to receive a tourism ranking above world standard, and are renowned for our individual approach to both national and international tourism outcomes.
The Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) offers specialised consultancy to all levels of the tourism industry. Our extensive skills and understandings founded in practically focussed research from management and utilisation of big data to future planning of sustainable practice in the light of climate change.
Extensive networking within the industry and with regulators and policy makers ensures that GIFT’s research and advice are timely and relevant in the rapidly evolving tourism sector, giving due weight to the economic, social and environmental impacts, both positive and negative, that successful and sustainable projects must take into account.
Our mission is to undertake and disseminate world leading research in tourism, to effect both an academic and external impact. The Institute will develop and foster international collaborations and provide support to members to achieve research excellence and sustainability. Through its strategic partnerships, GIFT’s structure and research programs are designed to ensure high industry and policy relevance.
United Nations World Tourism Organisation
Griffith Institute for Tourism is an affiliate member of the UNWTO.
Pacific Asia Travel Association
Griffith Institute for Tourism is a member of PATA.