The University of Queensland/Ecotourism Australia Partnership Update
At the last Global Eco Conference The University of Queensland signed a partnership agreement with Ecotourism Australia. The agreement focused on developing a evidence base to help Ecotourism Australia and their members address complex challenges. This paper outlines the progress made since the agreement was signed. It will highlight the topics of four PhD scholarships which have been secured as part of the agreement and the role that Ecotourism Australia members can play in assisting these projects and the broader partnership. It is hoped that this relationship can inspire other stakeholders to partner with universities for mutual benefits.
Professor Brent Ritchie is Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Queensland. Brent’s research interests are related to tourism crisis and disaster management, sustainable tourism and resident attitudes toward tourism.