• The pros and cons of Pacific tourism

    Denis Tolkach     |      November 3, 2023

    Pacific Islands were likened to paradise by early European travellers. The climate, the nature, and the hospitality of local people make Pacific Islands seemingly perfect tourist destinations. Yet, the development and the impact of tourism among the Pacific Islands is very complex.

  • Revamping Pacific tourism

    Regina Scheyvens     |      September 5, 2022

    Pacific Island people were resilient when tourism halted. Now that it’s reopening, the world could learn from what they want.

  • A taste for travel

    Open Forum     |      March 30, 2021

    A new Edith Cowan University study has explored what attracts holidaymakers to visit food museums. The findings highlight lessons for Australia’s tourism industry on how to capitalise on the lucrative food traveller market.

  • Food for thought

    Open Forum     |      March 7, 2021

    From Frog cakes to Fruchocs, famous local foods can attract valuable tourist dollars to Australian states hit hard by restrictions on international travel.

  • Domestic travel safety – 5 ways to stay safe and explore Australia

    Derek Lotts     |      February 5, 2021

    Although international travel has been halted by the coronavirus pandemic, there are still plenty of ways to explore Australia safely and securely and experience your country in a brand new way.

  • The new normal – How will international travel change?

    Joseph Cheer     |      January 3, 2021

    This year’s pandemic stopped the huge global tourism industry in its tracks. International travel is starting to resume as vaccines are rolled out around the world, but how will the industry adapt to the ‘new normal’ in 2021?

  • The future of virtual reality in tourism

    Open Forum     |      July 4, 2020

    Tourism has been brought to a standstill around the world, but new doors are opening for virtual and augmented reality to reshape the industry as it edges towards recovery.

  • The world’s not your oyster any more

    Open Forum     |      June 1, 2020

    After months of lockdown, it’s no surprise that people are itching to get out and about, but with border closures still in operation, it’s hard to know what to expect.

  • Disaster planning for tourism

    Alan March     |      March 1, 2020

    Australia’s summer of bushfires is hitting our tourism industry to the tune of billions of dollars, making it clear that future planning must integrate tourism and disaster resilience.