tourism

Are video games the future of sustainable tourism education?

May 14th, 2018

Dr Eunice Tan and Yohei Okamoto examine the use of digital simulation games similar to World of Warcraft, SimCity and Minecraft to teach sustainable tourism.

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International exchange opens door to new side of Bali life

February 9th, 2018

Arriving on the day of the Mount Agung volcano eruption proved to be a baptism of fire for a group of Murdoch University students on an international cultural exchange program.

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Murdoch student aims to boost dolphin tourism in Bunbury

January 8th, 2018

Swimming with dolphins and other encounters with these enchanting mammals are the subject of research by a Murdoch honours student that aims to boost tourism in Bunbury.

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Cashed-up young Muslim travellers offer hope for tourist operators

November 14th, 2017

Travel spending by young Muslim tourists is set to top $100 billion and provide significant opportunities for tourism and hospitality industries in the Asia-Pacific region, according to research by Murdoch University.

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Tighter controls urged for manta ray tourism

September 2nd, 2016

Murdoch researchers are calling for tighter controls on manta ray tourism

A new study by Murdoch University has called for tighter control of the manta ray tourism industry at Ningaloo reef. Honours student Stephanie Venables and researchers from the Murdoch University Coral Bay Research Station developed a case study of manta ray tourism management in the region. Five dedicated manta ray tour vessels now operate daily […]

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Australian nature tourism a new frontier for Chinese tourism market

November 26th, 2014

The 5th International Tourism Studies Association’s (ITSA) biennial conference will focus on the importance of Western Australia's nature tourism to China.

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Fremantle must move beyond America’s Cup ‘mythology’

February 13th, 2014

A Murdoch University researcher says the City of Fremantle has to develop a more sophisticated approach to tourism policy and planning and move beyond its fixation with the 1987 America’s Cup.

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Assessing threats to Hawai'i's spinner dolphins

January 23rd, 2014

Researchers have completed the most extensive study of the Hawai’i Island spinner dolphin population to date, with the data to be used to inform the local management agency.

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Murdoch student pens children’s book on Aboriginal culture

October 21st, 2013

Murdoch University student Alton Walley is sharing Aboriginal culture and knowledge through the publication of his first illustrated children’s book, Chunyart and the Cheeky Parrot.

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Putting WA on the map for Chinese tourists

October 29th, 2012

Tourism experts will share their thoughts on how to make Western Australia a destination of choice for Chinese tourists on November 5.

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