Fire Recovery Forum – How the tourisim industry recovers following a crisis

Join us for this free forum to hear world-renowned expert and author in tourism crisis recovery Dr Gabby Walters, who will share her experiences on tourism industry recovery following events such as fire.

Dr Walters will discuss recovery trajectories, tourists’ responses, industry responses and strategies that have assisted tourism regions and businesses to recover following crisis events.

Dr Gabby Walters is a Senior Lecturer at The University of Queensland. Her primary research interests revolve around tourism marketing communications, tourist behaviour and tourism crisis recovery. The evening will be chaired by University of Tasmania Associate Professor Anne Hardy, Co-Director of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd).

This forum will be of interest to business operators, industry employees, local council and tourism organisations, who have been affected by fire, or are interested in future proofing their region from crisis events.

This free event is hosted by the University of Tasmania’s Institute for the Study of Social Change (Colleage of Arts, Law and Education), TRENd, Willie Smith’s Apple Shed and Destination Southern Tasmania.

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Willie Smith's Apple Shed, 2064 Huon Highway, Grove
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