Tailored tourism training for an ever-evolving industry
GIFT provides a range of services, including practical and research-based training for industry professionals in Australia and overseas. Training programs can be tailored to particular needs, drawing upon the world-class expertise of Griffith University staff in tourism, finance, town planning, information technology and other areas. Training courses build on our extensive teaching, applied research and practical industry experience.
Training for tourism and the Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations Development Goals are 17 specific goals the global community has agreed on to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. In some way, sustainable tourism has the capacity to contribute. GIFT researchers work with international agencies, and public and private partners on training initiatives which assist stakeholders to apply tourism to achieve these goals. Special focus is given to those specifically relating to tourism, namely: Goal 8 (Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all); Goal 12 (Ensure sustainable Consumption and Production patterns); and Goal 14 (Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development).
East Africa Tourism Policy and Strategy Workshop
Public sector officials, representative from the business sector, non-government organisations and international development partners have an interest in sustainable tourism planning, policy and strategy development methods. GIFT Adjunct Professor Steve Noakes developed and delivered the five day intensive training program ‘East Africa Tourism Policy & Strategy Workshop’ for the UNWTO Themis Foundation in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. The training involved some 70 delegates from Tanzania, Burundi, Kenya, Sudan and Zimbabwe.
Five day training program on techniques for inclusive tourism enterprises
GIFT Adjunct Professor, Steve Noakes, with funding from Department for International Development (UKAID) and the International Labour Organisation (ILO), has designed and delivered intensive five day training programs for the travel and tourism private sector in Myanmar on techniques for inclusive tourism enterprises. This type of practical, hands-on training can be adapted to different destinations around the world. Training programs have been completed for 70 companies in Yangon and Nyaung Shwe/Inle Lake in Myanmar.