Dr Anja Pabel Management, Marketing & Tourism / School of Business and Law

Lecturer - Tourism

PhD Tourism, BBus (Hons I)

Contact Details

Email: a.pabel@cqu.edu.au

Phone: (07) 4037 4716 - Ext: 54716

Office Location

CQUniversity Australia

Level 3 Cairns City Square

Cnr Abbott and Shields Streets, Cairns QLD 4870

About Me

Background
Dr Anja Pabel is a lecturer in tourism at CQUniversity in Cairns, Australia. Her research interests are: humour research, tourist behaviour, nature-based tourism and marine tourism. Anja completed a Bachelor of Business with first class honours in 2009 at James Cook University (JCU). After finishing her degree, she worked as a research assistant at JCU’s tourism department for one year. In 2011, she started a PhD in tourism at JCU. Her PhD research investigated the role of humour in tourism settings. More specifically she examined in what ways humour influences the tourist experience in making tourists feel comfortable, connected and more mindful.
Awards

Recipient of the 2018 School of Business and Law Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research for outstanding Early-Career Researcher

Media Citations

Print ‘Event’s a funny story’ – Cairns Post (Andrea Falvo), 03 February 2018

Radio ‘Australasian Humour Studies Network conference’ - ABC Far North Queensland (Adam Stephen), 02 February 2018

Print ‘Giant boomerang to return big gain’ - Cairns Post (Daniel Bateman), 25 January 2017

Print ‘Cultural tourism loses its appeal: Indigenous providers advised to start reinventing their attractions’ – Cairns Post (Daniel Bateman), 19 January 2017

Print ‘Laughing matters say tourism academics’ - Tropic Now (Sam Davis), 22 November 2016

Radio ‘New data which will change how the Tropical North Queensland tourism industry operates’ – ABC Far North (Kier Shorey), 21 November 2016

Print ‘Tourism Talk’ - Port Douglas & Mossman Gazette (General News), 26 November 2015

Professional Memberships
Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE)
Australasian Humour Studies Network (AHSN)
Centre of Tourism and Regional Opportunities (CTRO)
Book Chapters

Pabel, A. (2017). The role of humour in contributing to tourism experiences. In S. Filep, J. Laing & M. Csikszentmihalyi (Eds.), Positive Tourism. New York: Routledge.

Thompson, M., Cassidy, L., Prideaux, B., Pabel, A., & Anderson, A. (2017). Friends and relatives as a destination information source. In J.S. Chen (Ed.), Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (pp. 111-126). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Limited. doi: /10.1108/S1745-354220170000013011.

Pearce, P.L. & Pabel, A. (2014). Humour, tourism and positive psychology. In S. Filep & P.L. Pearce (Eds.) Tourist Experience and Fulfilment: insights from positive psychology. Abingdon, UK: Routledge Advances in Tourism, pp. 17-36.

Books
Pearce, P.L. & Pabel, A. (2015). Tourism and Humour. Bristol: Channel View Publications.
Special Features

Pabel, A., & Pearce, P.L. (2016). Humor. In J. Jafari & H. Xiao (eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism, Springer, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-01384-8_369.

Theses

Pabel, A. (2015). Assessing and enhancing humour in the tourism setting. Unpublished Doctoral Thesis, James Cook University, Cairns.

Pabel, A. (2009). Understanding perceptions of certified scuba divers in the far north region of the Great Barrier Reef and implications for tourism stakeholders. Unpublished honours Thesis, James Cook University, Cairns.

Papers in Refereed Proceedings

Pabel, A., & Anderson, A. (2017). ‘Balancing the needs of industry and academia in developing a market-ready sustainable tourism master’s program’, in C. Lee, S. Filep, J.N. Albrecht & W.J.L. Coetzee (Eds.), CAUTHE 2017: Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow. Proceedings of the 27th CAUTHE conference, Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), 7-10 February, 2017, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Anderson, A., & Pabel, A. (2017). ‘Building a bridge and getting over it: Academic research meeting tourism industry needs’, in C. Lee, S. Filep, J.N. Albrecht & W.J.L. Coetzee (Eds.), CAUTHE 2017: Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow. Proceedings of the 27th CAUTHE conference, Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), 7-10 February, 2017, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Prideaux, B., Thompson, M., Pabel, A., & Anderson, A. (2017). ‘A preliminary investigation into tourists’ reaction to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef’, in C. Lee, S. Filep, J.N. Albrecht & W.J.L. Coetzee (Eds.), CAUTHE 2017: Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow. Proceedings of the 27th CAUTHE conference, Council for Australasian Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE), 7-10 February, 2017, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

Pabel, A. & Pearce, P.L. (2016). Exploring variations in humour use across tourism settings. In M. Scerri & Hui, L.K. (Eds.), The changing landscape of tourism and hospitality: The impact of emerging markets and destinations. Proceedings of the 26th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Sydney, 8-11 February 2016 (pp. 134-147). Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School: Sydney

Pabel, A. & Pearce, P.L. (2015). Applying Flyvbjerg’s phronetic social science questions to tourism humour studies. In E. Wilson & M. Witsel (Eds.), Rising tides and sea changes: Adaptation and innovation in tourism and hospitality. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Gold Coast, Queensland, 2-5 February 2015 (pp. 206-269). Southern Cross University: Gold Coast

Pabel, A. & Pearce, P.L. (2014). An assessment of humour use in tourism settings (working paper). In Chien P.M. (Ed.), Tourism and hospitality in the contemporary world: Trends, changes & complexity. Proceedings of the 24th Annual Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE) Conference, Brisbane, 10-13 February 2015. The University of Queensland, Brisbane

Prideaux, B., Pabel, A. & Sakata, H. (2013). Big, colourful, endangered but overlooked – An investigation into the potential of the cassowary as a new tourist drawcard. In Proceedings of the 19th Asia Pacific Tourism Association (APTA) Annual Conference in Bangkok, Thailand, 1-4 July 2013

Invited Papers/Speaker
I present humour workshops to tourism industry stakeholders. These workshops are organised by the Entrepreneurs’ Programme which is the Australian Government’s flagship initiative for business competitiveness and productivity (part of the Government’s National Innovation and Science Agenda). The workshops are titled “Using Humour in Tourism for a Terrific Customer Experience” and aim to give participants a better idea of how they can use humour to establish rapport with their customers.
Refereed Articles

Pabel, A. & Pearce, P.L. (2018). Selecting humour in tourism settings – A guide for tourism operators. Tourism Management Perspectives, 25, 64-70. DOI: 10.1016/j.tmp.2017.11.005.

Pabel, A., Prideaux, B., & Thompson, M. (2017). Tourists' preferences with Indigenous tourism experiences in the Wet Tropics of Queensland, Australia. Journal ofHospitality and Tourism Management, 31, 142–151. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jhtm.2016.11.004.

Prideaux, B., Pabel, A., & Sakata, H, (2016). The cassowary as a tourism icon: opportunities and limitations. Journal of Ecotourism, 43-66. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14724049.2016.1257628

Pabel, A. & Pearce, P.L. (2016). Tourists’ responses to humour. Annals of Tourism Research, 57, 190-205, doi: 10.1016/j.annals.2015.12.018

Pabel, A. (2015). Assessing and enhancing humour in the tourism setting. European Journal of Tourism Research, 11, 181-184.

Pabel, A. & Prideaux, B. (2015). Social media use in pre-trip planning by tourists visiting a small regional leisure destination. Journal of Vacation Marketing, 1-14, doi: 10.1177/1356766715618998.

Pabel, A. & Pearce, P.L. (2015). Highlighting the benefits of tourism humour: The views of tourists. Tourism Management Perspectives, 16, 357-364.

Pabel, A. & Prideaux, B. (2012). Education Tourism - Linking pleasure travel with tertiary education in the youth market. Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Education, 24(4), 22-31.

Pabel, A. & Coghlan, A. (2011). Dive market segments and destination competitiveness: a case study of the Great Barrier Reef in view of changing reef ecosystem health. Tourism in Marine Environments, 7(2), 55-66.

Research Interests

Tourist behaviour

Humour research

Marine tourism

Nature-based tourism

Commissioned Reports

Prideaux, B., Carmody, J., & Pabel, A. (2018). Long term implication of the 2016 and 2017 Great Barrier Reef coral bleaching events on the tourism industry and tourism dependent coastal communities. Report prepared for the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre (RRRC). Centre for Tourism and Regional Opportunities, CQUniversity: Cairns.

Prideaux, B., Pabel, A., & Thompson, M. (March, 2016). Whitsunday capacity study. Report prepared for the Association of Marine Park Tourism Operators Pty Ltd (AMPTO). CQUniversity & RRRC: Cairns.

Refereed Conference Abstracts

Pabel, A., & Pearce, P. (2018). Proposing a framework for the use of humour in pre-planned presentations to tourists. In Proceedings of the 24th Australasian Humour Studies Network Conference at Central Queensland University, Cairns, 2-4 February 2018.

Pabel, A., & Cummins, T. (2017). Profiling recreational scuba divers of the Cairns section of the Great Barrier Reef. In Proceedings of the 5th Travel and Tourism Research Association Asia-Pacific Chapter conference at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, 6-8 December 2017.

Pabel, A. (2016). The downsides of humour used during tourism experiences. In Proceedings of the 22nd Australasian Humour Studies Network Conference at the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 6-8 February 2016.

Pabel, A. (2013). Tourists’ perceptions about the use of humour in the tourism setting. In Proceedings of the 19th Colloquium of the Australasian Humour Studies Network in Newcastle, Australia 7-9 February 2013.

Pabel, A. (2012). Humour in the tourism setting - An analysis of travellers’ narratives. In Proceedings of the 24th Conference of the International Society for Humor Studies in Krakow, Poland 25-29 June 2012

COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES
Tourism - Tourist Behaviour and Visitor Experience
Journal article

Pabel, A., Naweed, A., Ferguson, S. A., & Reynolds, A. (2019). Crack a smile: the causes and consequences of emotional labour dysregulation in Australian reef tourism. Current Issues in Tourism, 1-15. doi:10.1080/13683500.2019.1629579

Reynolds, A. C., O’Mullan, C., Pabel, A., Martin-Sardesai, A., Alley, S., Richardson, S., . . . McCalman, J. (2018). Perceptions of success of women early career researchers. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 9(1), 2-18. doi:10.1108/SGPE-D-17-00019

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Reynolds, A., O'Mullan, C., Pabel, A., Sardesai, A., Richardson, S., Alley, S., . . . Mccalman, J. (2018). Perceptions of success of women early career researchers. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education, 9(1), 2-18. doi:10.1108/SGPE-D-17-00019

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Pabel, A., & Pearce, P. L. (2018). Selecting humour in tourism settings: A guide for tourism operators. Tourism Management Perspectives, 25, 64-70. doi:10.1016/j.tmp.2017.11.005

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Prideaux, B., Pabel, A., & Sakata, H. (2018). The cassowary as a tourism icon: opportunities and limitations. Journal of Ecotourism, 17(1), 43-66. doi:10.1080/14724049.2016.1257628

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Pabel, A., Prideaux, B., & Thompson, M. (2017). Tourists’ preferences with Indigenous tourism experiences in the Wet Tropics of Queensland, Australia. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Management, 31, 142-151. doi:10.1016/j.jhtm.2016.11.004

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Pabel, A., & Pearce, P. L. (2016). Tourists’ responses to humour. Annals of Tourism Research, 57, 190-205. doi:10.1016/j.annals.2015.12.018

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Pabel, A. (2015). Assessing and enhancing humour in the tourism setting. European journal of tourism research., 11, 181-184. Retrieved from http://ejtr.vumk.eu/

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Pabel, A., & Pearce, P. (2015). Highlighting the benefits of tourism humour. Tourism management perspectives., 16, 357-364. doi:10.1016/j.tmp.2015.10.002

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Pabel, A., & Prideaux, B. (2015). Social media use in pre-trip planning by tourists visiting a small regional leisure destination. Journal of vacation marketing., 22(4), 335-348. doi:10.1177/1356766715618998

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Pabel, A., & Prideaux, B. (2012). Education tourism: Linking pleasure travel with tertiary education in the youth market. Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Education, 24(4), 22-31. doi:10.1080/10963758.2012.10696678

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Pabel, A., & Coghlan, A. (2011). Dive market segments and destination competitiveness : a case study of the Great Barrier Reef in view of changing reef ecosystem health. Tourism in marine environments., 7(2), 55-66. doi:10.3727/154427311X13038402065785

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Book chapter

Pabel, A. (2018). A narrative approach to understanding recreational dive tourists’ experiences on coral reefs. In B. Prideaux, & A. Pabel (Eds.), Coral Reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management (1st ed., pp. 169-183). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315537320

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Prideaux, B., & Pabel, A. (2018). Australia’s Great Barrier Reef: Protection, threats, value and tourism use. In B. Prideaux, & A. Pabel (Eds.), Coral Reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management (1st ed., pp. 44-60). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781134985975

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Pabel, A., & Prideaux, B. (2018). Coral reef systems as a tourism resource. In B. Prideaux, & A. Pabel (Eds.), Coral reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management (1st ed., pp. 1-14). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781134985975

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Pabel, A., & Prideaux, B. (2018). Coral reef systems as a tourism resource. In B. Prideaux, & A. Pabel (Eds.), Coral reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management (1st ed., pp. 1-14). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781134985975

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Taumoepeau, S., & Pabel, A. (2018). Coral reefs: Impacts and sustainability in the South Pacific Islands. In B. Prideaux, & A. Pabel (Eds.), Coral Reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management (1st ed., pp. 17-28). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781134985975

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Prideaux, B., & Pabel, A. (2018). Findings and research issues: Where to go from here?. In B. Prideaux, & A. Pabel (Eds.), Coral Reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management (1st ed., pp. 262-276). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315537320

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Pabel, A., & Croy, G. (2018). Media in coral reef tourism management: Indications from online travel magazines. In B. Prideaux, & A. Pabel (Eds.), Coral Reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management (1st ed., pp. 247-261). Abingdon, UK: Roudledge. Retrieved from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781134985975

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Prideaux, B., Pabel, A., Thompson, M., & Cassidy, L. (2018). The potential for coral bleaching to affect long-term destination sustainability. In B. Prideaux, & A. Pabel (Eds.), Coral Reefs: Tourism, Conservation and Management (1st ed., pp. 75-92). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781134985975

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Thompson, M., Cassidy, L. J., Prideaux, B., Pabel, A., & Anderson, A. (2017). Friends and relatives as a destination information source. In J. S. Chen (Ed.), Advances in Hospitality and Leisure (Vol. 13, pp. 111-126). Bingley, West Yorkshire, England: Emerald Publishing Limited. doi:10.1108/S1745-354220170000013011

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Pabel, A., & Pearce, P. L. (2016). Humor, tourism. In J. Jafar, & X. Honggen (Eds.), Encyclopedia of tourism (pp. 445-446). Switzerland: Springer Reference. Retrieved from https://rd.springer.com/referenceworkentry/10.1007/978-3-319-01384-8_369

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Pearce, P., & Pabel, A. (2014). Humour, tourism and positive psychology. In S. Filep, & P. Pearce (Eds.), Tourist experience and fulfilment : insights from positive psychology (pp. 17-36). London: Routledge. Retrieved from https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415809863

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Edited Book

Prideaux, B., & Pabel, A. (Eds.) (2018). Coral reefs: Tourism, conservation and management (1st ed.). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315537320

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Prideaux, B., & Pabel, A. (Eds.) (2018). Coral reefs: Tourism, conservation and management (1st ed.). Abingdon, UK: Routledge. doi:10.4324/9781315537320

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Report

Prideaux, B. R., Carmody, J. A., & Pabel, A. (2018). Impacts of the 2016 and 2017 mass coral bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef tourism industry and tourism-dependent coastal communities of Queensland: Report to the Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited, Cairns. Cairns: Reef and Rainforest Research Centre Limited. Retrieved from https://www.rrrc.org.au/rrrc-publications/

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Conference paper

Pabel, A., & Cassidy, L. (2018). To post or not to post reviews on travel review websites: An Australian perspective. In T. Young, P. Stolk, & G. McGinnis (Eds.), CAUTHE 2018 conference proceedings: Get smart: paradoxes and possibilities in tourism, hospitality and events: proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference (pp. 546-552). Newcastle, NSW: The University of Newcastle. Retrieved from https://search.informit.com.au/

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Prideaux, B., Thompson, M., Pabel, A., & Anderson, A. C. (2017). A preliminary investigation into tourists’ reactions to coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht, & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), CAUTHE 2017 conference proceedings: Time for big ideas? Re-thinking the field for tomorrow (pp. 128-138). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago.

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Pabel, A., & Anderson, A. (2017). Balancing the needs of industry and academia in developing a market-ready sustainable tourism master's program. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht, & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual CAUTHE Conference (pp. 66-76). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. Retrieved from https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=844910525463014;res=IELBUS

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Anderson, A., & Pabel, A. (2017). Building a bridge and getting over it: Academic research meeting tourism industry needs. In C. Lee, S. Filep, J. N. Albrecht, & W. J. L. Coetzee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 27th Annual CAUTHE Conference (pp. 22-32). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Tourism, University of Otago. Retrieved from https://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;res=IELBUS;dn=844798727635465

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Pabel, A., & Pearce, P. L. (2016). Exploring variations in humour use across tourism settings. In M. Scerri, & K. H. Lee (Eds.), Proceedings of the 26th Annual Conference: The changing landscape of tourism and hospitality: The impact of emerging markets and emerging destinations (pp. 134-147). Sydney, NSW.: Council for Australasian University Tourism and Hospitality Education (CAUTHE). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=900051173606163;res=IELBUS

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Pabel, A., & Pearce, P. (2015). Applying Flyvbjerg's phronetic social science questions to tourism humour studies. In Proceedings of the 25th Annual CAUTHE Conference : Rising Tides and Sea Changes : Adaptation and Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality, 2-5 February 2015, Gold Coast, Queensland (pp. 260-269). Gold Coast, Qld: Southern Cross University. Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au/documentsummary;dn=211152960713653;res=ielbus

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Book

Pearce, P., & Pabel, A. (2015). Tourism and humour. Bristol, UK: Channel View Publications. Retrieved from http://www.multilingualmatters.co.uk/display.asp?k=9781845415082

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Higher Education
HE Term 2 - 2019
TOUR20020 - Managing Tourism in Natural and Protected Areas
Unit Coordinator
TOUR13004 - Innovation in Tourism Using Design Thinking
Unit Coordinator
TOUR13003 - Assessing Tourism Demand
Unit Coordinator
MRKT20052 - Marketing Management and Digital Communications
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2019
TOUR20024 - Social Media and Innovative Methods in Tourism Marketing
Unit Coordinator
TOUR20023 - Tourism as a Strategy for Sustainable Development
Unit Coordinator
MRKT20052 - Marketing Management and Digital Communications
Lecturer
MRKT19030 - Marketing Communications
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2018
TOUR20023 - Tourism as a Strategy for Sustainable Development
Unit Coordinator
TOUR20020 - Managing Tourism in Natural and Protected Areas
Unit Coordinator
TOUR13003 - Assessing Tourism Demand
Unit Coordinator
MRKT20052 - Marketing Management and Digital Communications
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2018
TOUR20024 - Social Media and Innovative Methods in Tourism Marketing
Unit Coordinator
MRKT20052 - Marketing Management and Digital Communications
Lecturer
MRKT19030 - Marketing Communications
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2017
TOUR20020 - Managing Tourism in Natural and Protected Areas
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2017
TOUR20024 - Social Media and Innovative Methods in Tourism Marketing
Unit Coordinator
MRKT19030 - Promotions Management
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 2 - 2016
TOUR20020 - Managing Tourism in Natural and Protected Areas
Unit Coordinator
HE Term 1 - 2016
TOUR20024 - Social Media and Innovative Methods in Tourism Marketing
Unit Coordinator
Vocational Education and Training