Our events

The TRC regularly organises TRC Seminars following a traditional set-up and the more casual Tourism Research Sips. Upcoming and past events in our TRC Seminar and Tourism Research Sips series are enlisted below. For more information on upcoming events, please contact trc@curtin.edu.au

Tourism Research Sips

Upcoming Tourism Sips

Tuning into Taste: Communicating About Wine
Speaker: Paul Edwards – Director and wine educator, Full Bottle
Date: Friday, 18 May 2018, 3.00 – 4.30pm
Location: School of Marketing Balcony/Common Room – Level 2, Building 408, Curtin University Bentley Campus

Details on upcoming Tourism Sips will be added to this page when available, do check back regularly for updates.


Past Tourism Sips

Cruise Ship impact on WA Tourism

Speakers: Mark Exeter – Industry Development Officer, South West Development Commission


TRC seminars

Upcoming Seminars

Developments in Aboriginal Tourism
Speakers: Robert Taylor – CEO, WAITOC and Tod Jones – senior lecturer and discipline lead for Geography, Curtin University
Date: Wednesday, 16 May 2018 , 2.00 – 3.00 pm
Location: School of Marketing Boardroom, Room 2024, Level 2, Building 408, Curtin University Bentley Campus

Details on upcoming seminars will be added to this page when available, do check back regularly for updates.


Past Seminars

Current year – 2018

Current issues in management and development of regional airports

Speakers: Emma Heys, Dr Mirjam Wiedemann and Dr Piotr Niewiadomski

Past years


Local government perspective in tourism development
Speaker: Nina Hewson


Tourism Research Australia: An overview
Steve Matthews, Diala Raad


Selected issues about innovation in the accommodation sector: Cases from Europe
Speakers: Prof Harald Pechlaner and Michael Volgger


Cuba – ‘See it while you can’: Today’s tourist experience in a nation in waiting
Dr Brian Shaw


Geotourism: An emerging opportunity for Western Australia
Prof Ross Dowling


Things that make a difference: Exploring innovation in tourism destinations
Michael Volgger


Is all tourism dark? A personal perspective
Speaker: Prof John Tunbridge


Testing the dimensionality of place attachment and its relationships
Dr Haywantee (Rumi) Ramkissoon


Factors effecting engagement in indigenous tourism: An international perspective
Campbell Fletcher


Anticipation, experiences and memories: A longitudinal study of mega event volunteering
Dr Karen Smith


Destination governance and leadership
Prof Harald Pechlaner


Film-induced tourism
Speaker: Dr Sue Beeton


Human resource development (HRD) in emerging tourism destinations
Speaker: Prof Tom Baum


Climate change and rainforest tourism in Australia
Prof Steve Turton


Communicating World heritage
Dr Lisa Marie-King


Assessing the benefits and challenges of alternative land use trajectories in dynamic multi-stakeholder settings
Speaker: Dr Brad Stelfox


Global and national trends for the business events industry
Prof Margaret Deery


Agent-based modelling of tourism behaviour
Dr Scott Heckbert


Cultural intermediaries and the construction of provenance: New ways to think about heritage in tourism
Prof Jennifer Smith Maguire