While similar events that were precursors to the annual conference were organized in Newcastle and Canberra in 1991 and 1988, respectively, official CAUTHE
conferences have convened every year since 1993.
The three papers in this special issue of the CAUTHE
journal represent a different kind of attempt to provide a service to Australian tourism scholarship, and beyond that to the international tourism research community.
Tourism and hospitality in the contemporary World: Trends, changes & complexity proceedings of the 24th annual conference CAUTHE
2008: Tourism and hospitality research, training and practice; "where the 'bloody hell' are we?
Paper presented at the CAUTHE
Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Eduction, 18th International Research Conference, Perth, Western Australia.
The Relevance of Critical Tourism and Hospitality Studies', was sent to the CAUTHE
and Special Interest Group (SIG) e-mail lists.
Proceedings of the CAUTHE
Conference, 'Creating the Perfect Blend in Tourism and Hospitality Education' (19.
Paper presented at the 11th Annual CAUTHE
Australian Tourism and Hospitality Research Conferences February 7-10, Canberra.
Working paper presented at the 2012 Annual CAUTHE
Conference, Melbourne, Australia.
Gold Coast, Australia: CAUTHE
and Griffith University, Queensland.
Proceedings of CAUTHE
2012: The new golden age of tourism and hospitality, La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia.
Earlier versions of this article were presented at the CAUTHE
(The Council for Australian University Tourism and Hospitality Education), 18th International Research Conference, Perth, Western Australia, February 10-13, 2009, and at The Critical Turn in Tourism Studies: Connecting Academies of Hope: Creative Vistas and Critical Visions Conference in Zadar, Croatia, June 21-24, 2009; both were published in the conference proceedings.