Providing insight into our world-class research

Our researchers author, edit and contribute to a range of academic books, journal articles and industry reports related to varying aspects of Tourism such as Sustainability, Events, Economic Modelling and Visitor Experience. Recent publications are included below and provide further insight into our world class research.

Research published in A* journals include: Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Business Venturing, Tourism Management and Journal of Travel Research.

A full list of our academic publications can be found at Griffith Research Online.

Latest research reports

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Carbon footprint of tourism destinations in Queensland


Associate Professor Tien Pham, Dr Sam Meng, Professor Susanne Becken

This project on the carbon footprint of tourism in Queensland is an initiative resulting from the Tourism Sector Adaptation Plan developed by the Queensland Government in partnership with Queensland Tourism Industry Council and Griffith University. This report presents the methodology and estimates for the ‘carbon footprint’ of tourism across all destinations in Queensland. The emissions in this report include all types of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and are presented on the basis of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) throughout the report.

Research Report

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Lady Elliot Island eco-resort’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy

January 2020

Dr Steve Carter, Mr Robert Thomas & Mr Peter Gash OAM

This report presents an industry case study of the Lady Elliot Island eco-resort’s transition to 100 percent renewable energy. The transition started in 2007 and has proceeded over a period of over a decade during which the main drivers of energy demand and supply have changed significantly. This report focuses on the story of how the eco-resort team overcame barriers to change, the problems encountered in operating renewable energy infrastructure in a remote and harsh environment, and the ways in which the eco-resort has improved its power and energy management practices to assist the transition.

Research Report

Latest industry reports

Binna Burra Disaster Recover case study

On the 8th September, 2019, a bushfire destroyed most of the heritage listed buildings at the lodge.

This case study was prepared by Griffith Institute for Tourism based on interviews with key stakeholders in November 2019. The case study aims to document the event to share with tourism and other businesses to inform their disaster preparedness and planning in responding to similar events.

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Industry Framework for COVID safe Queensland events

The Queensland Tourism Industry Council (QTIC) has released the Industry Framework for COVID Safe Events in Queensland. QTIC engaged Griffith University to develop a framework and strategies for the safe return to events in Queensland in the context of COVID-19.

Dr Jamie Ranse from Griffith Institute for Tourism provided his professional expertise in mass gatherings to lead the development of the framework.

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Latest book publications

Perspectives on Asian Tourism

Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore, Paolo Mura (Eds.) 2018

The books in this series aim to pave the way for a more integrated and multifaceted body of knowledge about Asian tourism.

Managing Asian Destinations

Ying Wang, Aishath Shakeela, Anna  Kwek, Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore,  (Eds.) (2018)

Analyses empirical evidence collected and interpreted by tourism researchers focusing on Asian culture and context

Asian Youth Travellers

Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore,  Elaine Yang, (Eds.) (2018)

Covers the latest trends relevant to young Asian travellers, for example, educational tourism, adventure tourism, and working holidays.

Asian Cultures and Contemporary Tourism

Elaine Yang, Catheryn Khoo-Lattimore,(Eds.) (2018)

Brings together different perspectives to understand cultures that underpin contemporary Asian tourist behaviours

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