Griffith University for Tourism

Sustainable to Regenerative Tourism

The Griffith Institute for Tourism (GIFT) offers specialised consultancy to all levels of the tourism industry. Our extensive skills and understandings are founded in practically focused research from management and utilisation of big data to future planning of sustainable practice in the light of climate change.

Extensive networking within the industry and with regulators and policy makers ensures that GIFT’s research and advice are timely and relevant in the rapidly evolving tourism sector, giving due weight to the economic, social and environmental impacts, both positive and negative, that successful and sustainable projects must take into account. GIFT is consistently ranked amongst the top three institutions globally for tourism research and drives innovation in the tourism sector.

EarthCheck

Sustainable to Regenerative Tourism

EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism, and provides itmustbeNOW.com with valuable advise and guidance on all topics related to sustainability.

EarthSafe is provided free of charge by EarthCheck to help the tourism and travel industry to meet the new health, wellness and hygiene expectations now demanded in a COVID-19 recovery. Hygiene, general visitor safety and cleanliness is expected to be front and centre in the forward travel and leisure plans for all visitor markets as we move into a reset and recovery phase where travel restrictions and physical distancing is gradually relaxed. Business operators now need to offer services and experiences in a consistent, safe and sustainable manner which not only meets individual government regulations but the heightened expectations of travel and consumer markets.

EarthCheck mobilised a global task force of leading healthcare, hygiene, assurance professionals and business operators to help design and establish a set of COVID-19 safe work principles and hygiene guidelines which can be successfully applied throughout the tourism supply chain. The task force was led by Professor David Simmons from Lincoln University in New Zealand who is Chairman of the EarthCheck Research Institute.

EarthCheck

NOW Sustainability

EarthCheck is the world’s leading scientific benchmarking, certification and advisory group for travel and tourism, and provides itmustbeNOW.com with valuable advise and guidance on all topics related to sustainability.

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NOW - Masterclass

NOW is a movement that aim to transform travel into a force for good, for people and for the planet. Our mission is to boldly advance sustainability with accountability and transparency. View NOW Manifesto.

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