Tourism, Hospitality and Event Management


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

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 Professor Geoffrey Crouch as Editor of the Journal of Travel Research and Associate Professor Warwick Frost and Dr Jennifer Laing as Editors of the Routledge Advances in Events Research book series.

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