Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management

Overview

La Trobe commenced teaching Tourism and Hospitality in 1996 and Events Management in 2010. We have a small group of staff who are highly active in research in these areas. Our main research areas include:

  • Destination Marketing
  • Tourism and the Media
  • Events
  • Cultural Heritage
  • Gastronomy
  • Health and Wellness Tourism
  • National Parks and Nature-based Tourism

Our approach to research is multi-disciplinary, combining perspectives from both Business and Social Sciences. In the Australian Government's Education Research Excellence Scheme, we are rated as at World Standard.

A number of our staff hold key international positions in research leadership. These include Emeritus Professor Geoffrey Crouch as Editor of the Journal of Travel Research and Professor Warwick Frost and Dr Jennifer Frost as Editors of the Routledge Advances in Events Research book series and conveners of the biennial International Tourism and Media Conference series.

If you are interested in finding out more about our research interests, or wish to get in touch, please contact Professor Warwick Frost.