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.
Public-Private Partnerships in tourism
GIFT and UNWTO launched the Global Report on Public-Private Partnerships in Tourism in November 2015. Through a wide range of case studies, the UNWTO Global Report on Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs): Tourism Development, provides a solid evidence base for the importance of effective PPPs in tourism, illustrating how partnerships across different destinations and market segments can be used as development tools. Presenting the main findings of the report, Professor Scott noted through PPPs, stakeholders can come together to achieve remarkable results in areas such as product development and capacity building.
Computable General Equilibrium Modelling for Tourism Policy
Adjunct Professor Larry Dwyer recently published a UNWTO report on Computable General Equilibrium Models in Tourism. The report discusses that in contrast to earlier emphasis on destination input-output models to provide multiplier values to determine the effects (positive and negative) of tourism demand shocks on economic variables such as gross domestic product, value added and employment, computable general equilibrium (CGE) models, are now being used worldwide to estimate the resulting net macroeconomic and industry effects and for tourism policy analysis.
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.