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Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality and Events in a Disruptive Digital Age

CQUniversity, CAIRNS, QLD, 11-14 FEBRUARY 2019

The School of Business and Law at CQUniversity, is delighted to host the 29th Annual Council of Australasian University and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference in February, 2019. The first CAUTHE conference to be held in tropical, Far North Queensland, Australia, will showcase the extensive opportunities for engagement with the major tourism hub of Cairns and the Great Barrier Reef.

CAUTHE’s 2019 theme ‘Sustainability of Tourism, Hospitality and Events in a Disruptive Digital Age’ explores how the industry can implement change sustainably in the digital era to ensure social, cultural, economic and natural environments continue to benefit. The first stream of the conference is dedicated to exploring innovative approaches and the strategic thinking needed to adapt and implement processes and practices in order to achieve such sustainability within the digital expansion around tourism. Building upon this stream, we invite delegates to examine specific facets of this challenge through demand side, supply side and research and theory development.

Cairns is at the heart of Tropical North Queensland which boasts rainforest tourism, natural tourism, Indigenous tourism, rural and remote tourism, and tropical and island tourism. More so, the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef is at our doorstep, which contributes an estimated 6 billion to the Australian tourism industry annually. The diverse range of tourism divisions will feature through the CAUTHE program and also offer opportunities to connect academics, educators, industry, local suppliers, local artists and Indigenous operators with one another. A range of pre and post conference workshops and site visits will also be included in the conference program (at additional costs and subject to numbers) to ensure delegates have the best opportunities to consider and contribute to the conference central theme – the growth and development of sustainable tourism, hospitality and events in a disruptive digital age.

We're looking forward to welcoming CAUTHE 2019 delegates to the gateway to Tropical North Queensland tourism and our World Heritage areas.

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