Redesigning and redefining Tourism: What's happening in New Zealand

Join Dr Susanne Becken, a professor in sustainable tourism at Griffith University, as she discusses how the New Zealand Government are using the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on their tourist industry as an opportunity to redefine tourism to make it more sustainable, resilient and able to deliver net benefits to destinations. 

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  • Susanne is the Director of Griffith Institute for Tourism. She is an expert in tourism and global change and understands the challenge of facilitating business and community prosperity, whilst minimising resource use and environmental or social impacts. Susanne has published widely and has provided advice to government, industry and international organisations. Her focus of research is on tourism and climate change, resource use, resilience and risk management, sustainable consumption, and environmental policy for tourism. 

    Susanne leads projects that span the full spectrum of scientific research, science communication and knowledge transfer, and implementation into practical outcomes. Also, she works closely with both public and private sector partners and stakeholders.