On Saturday 22nd May, a group of Tourism Students, who are studying 'Sustainable Tourism' as part of the Tourism Major within the Faculty of Business, visited Bruny Island. The aim of the field trip was to visit different operations on Bruny Island to get a taste for the issues facing tourism ventures who seek to be sustainable.
UTAS received strong support from the tourism industry, even before the students set foot on the island. Prior to the excursion, the award winning Tasmanian entrpeneur and philanthropist Rob Pennicott, from Bruny Island Cruises spoke with the students.
On the day of the excursion, the Sustainable Tourism students visited three operations: the South Bruny National Park, The Bruny Island Cheese factory and Inala Tours. Managers from the operations talked through issues related to environmental management, the use of local products and community engagement, with the students.
But all tourism excursions must have a perk, and on this field trip we were treated to magnificent views of Bruny Island from the Neck, and a rare white wallaby who has been cared for by Tonia Cochrane of Inala. Plus, some fine cheeses were enjoyed by many students at the Cheese Factory!
Our special thanks go to Tonia Cochrane of Inala; Scott Thornton and Bernard Edwards from South Bruny National Park and Rob Pennicott from Bruny Island Cruises.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Business
14 May, 2012