Our events

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


Official Launch of Australia’s South West Sustainable Tourism Observatory
Join Curtin University’s Tourism Research Cluster in launching Australia’s first UNWTO-endorsed tourism observatory at Pullman Bunker Bay Resort, Naturaliste, from 3 – 5.00 pm on Friday, 27 September 2019. Along with key partners Tourism Western Australia, the Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions – Government of Western Australia, Australia’s South West, Margaret River Busselton Tourism Association, South West Development Commission, Royal Automobile Club of Western Australia and Expedia, the TRC looks forward to officially introducing the observatory to tourism stakeholders and the broader public.

To assist in launching this important observatory, Josh Whiteland from Koomal Dreaming and Gene Hardy from Cape to Cape Tours will share some thoughts on tourism development, conservation and sustainability.

Event details:

Date: Friday, 27 September 2019, 3:00 – 5:00 pm
Location: Windmills I & II, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort
42 Bunker Bay Road, Naturaliste WA, 6281 (map)

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Southwest Sustainable Tourism Observatory official launch

TRC Symposium

Past Symposiums

2019 TRC Symposium: ‘From Under-Tourism’ to ‘Just-Right-Tourism’: Asian, European, American and Australian Perspectives

Date: Wednesday, 20 February 2019 | 8.00 am – 8.30 pm

Speakers

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2018 TRC Symposium: ‘Growing the Asian Market for Tourism in WA’
Date: 25 June 2018 | 9.00am – 2.30 pm

Speakers

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Tourism Research Sips

Upcoming Tourism Sips

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

 

Past Tourism Sips

Tuning into Taste: Communicating About Wine
Speaker: Paul Edwards – Director and wine educator, Full Bottle

Cruise Ship impact on WA Tourism
Speakers: Mark Exeter – Industry Development Officer, South West Development Commission


TRC seminars

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

 

Past Seminars

2019

Breaking the “Crazy Rich Bogan” Stereotype: Opportunities, Challenges and Future of WA Film Tourism
Speakers: Mr Ian Brodie (Film Tourism Consultant), A/Prof Sean Kim (Tourism Scholar, Edith Cowan University), Ms Catrin Allsop (CEO, Australia’s South West), Ms Gabrielle Cole (Production Attraction & Services Coordinator, Screenwest)

Managing Tourism Flows and Quality of Life
Speaker: Professor Oswin Maurer

2018

Balancing teaching, research and life
Speaker: Prof Karen Smith, Victoria University of Wellington and A/Prof Leonie Lockstone-Binney, William Angliss Institute

 

Introduction to real world labs
Speaker: Monika Bachinger, University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg

 

Opportunities & Challenges of Peer-to-Peer Sharing in Nature-Based Tourism: Insights from the Black Forest National Park in Germany
Speaker: Monika Bachinger, University of Applied Forest Sciences Rottenburg

 

From ‘campaign-style governance’ to ‘daily governance’: A policy network analysis of scenic spots in China
Speaker: Dr Meng Wei, South China Agricultural University

 

Online booking portals and their significance
Speakers: Natalie Olbrich, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

 

Developments in Aboriginal Tourism
Speakers: Robert Taylor – CEO, WAITOC and Tod Jones – senior lecturer and discipline lead for Geography, Curtin University

Current issues in management and development of regional airports
Speakers: Emma Heys, Dr Mirjam Wiedemann and Dr Piotr Niewiadomski

2016

Local government perspective in tourism development
Speaker: Nina Hewson

 

Tourism Research Australia: An overview
Speakers:
Steve Matthews, Diala Raad

 

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

2015

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

 

Geotourism: An emerging opportunity for Western Australia
Speaker:
Prof Ross Dowling

 

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

 

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

2014

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

 

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

 

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

 

Destination governance and leadership
Speaker:
Prof Harald Pechlaner

 

Film-induced tourism
Speaker: Dr Sue Beeton

2013

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

 

Climate change and rainforest tourism in Australia
Speaker:
Prof Steve Turton

 

Communicating World heritage
Speaker:
Dr Lisa Marie-King

 

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

2012

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

 

Agent-based modelling of tourism behaviour
Speaker:
Dr Scott Heckbert

 

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