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Academics undertake a range of ‘cutting edge’ tourism-related research. However, as most of the outcomes from this research are published in academic journals, they are not easily accessed. Tourism Research Australia (TRA) believes this valuable research should be available to a much wider audience, including industry and the broader community. We have developed the “Tourism Knowledge Library”, which allows you to:

  • easily access important, insightful tourism research which you might otherwise miss
  • search using keywords
  • read the key findings and implications of a range of tourism-related academic studies to help you decide if the research is relevant to you
  • access contact details of the lead academic for each study and details on how to find the research paper if you would like to read the research paper. 

We invite academics who have published research studies in the tourism field to submit their work here.


We want to ensure your research reaches the broadest audience possible. To help us achieve this, please summarise the objectives, key findings and implications of your work in plain English.

Download the Academic Research Summary template here.

  1. To complete the template:
    • describe the objectives, key findings and implications of your work
    • ensure your summary is written succinctly, and in plain English.
  2. Email your completed template and a copy of your research to, with the words “Academic Research Entry” in the email title.
  3. Receipt of your submission will be acknowledged within 3 working days and your research entry will be published to the TRA website,, within 14 days if approved.*

If you have any enquiries or require assistance with completing the template, please contact

*Approval is subject to TRA’s assessment that the proposed submission is relevant to the tourism industry, and that the research is appropriate for listing on our website.

Academic research summaries:

Title Keywords Author/Authors 
Generation Y Employees: An Examination of Work Attitude Differences. Generation Y, employees, employers, satisfaction, engagement,  David Solnet, Anna Kraji and Jay Kandampully
The effectiveness of post-disaster recovery marketing messages: The case of the 2009 Australian bushfires Natural disaster  Gabrielle Walters and Judith Mair
Understanding accommodation managers' crisis planning intention: An application of the theory of planned behaviour  Accommodation managers; crisis management; planned behaviour  Jie Wang and Brent W. Ritchie
 VFR Travel: It is underestimated  VFR travel, visiting friends and relatives, definition, size  Dr Elisa Backer
 The Impacts of Australia’s Passenger Movement Charge on Tourism and the Economy  aviation tax, Australia, economic impacts, inbound, outbound, domestic tourism  Peter Forsyth, Larry Dwyer, Tien Duc Pham, Ray Spurr
 The demographic dividend of VFR travel: Evidence from Australia  VFR travel, visiting friends and relatives, social tourism, demography, Australia  Dr Elisa Backer & Prof Brian King
 Using a Regional Tourism Adaptation Framework to Determine Climate Change Adaptation Options for Victoria's Surf Coast Climate change, adaptation framework, regional tourism destinations  Ryan Jopp, Terry DeLacy, Judith Mair, Martin Fluker
 Developing a framework for regional destination adaptation to climate change Climate change; adaptation framework; regional tourism destinations; vulnerability; resilience  Ryan Jopp, Terry De Lacy, Judith Mair
 A Review of Business Events Literature  Business events; Meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions (MICE); Convention site selection; Convention destination image  Judith Mair
 Exploring intentions to attend a convention: a gender perspective  Convention attendance; Intention; Gender; Decision making  Danielle Ramirez, Jennifer Laing and Judith Mair
 Events and Climate Change – An Australian perspective  Climate change, Uncertainty management, Event organization, Adaptation, Mitigation  Judith Mair
Voluntary Carbon Offsetting: Who does it?  Carbon offsetting; Segmentation; Environmental behaviour; and Emissions  Char-lee J McLennan, Susanne Becken, Rod Battye and Kevin Kam Fung So