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Anne Hardy

Anne Hardy

Tourism Research & Education Network

Dr. Anne Hardy is the Co-Director of the Tourism Research and Education Network (TRENd) at the University of Tasmania. Anne grew up in Tasmania, undertook her Phd at the University of Queensland, and worked at the University of Northern British Columbia before returning to Tasmania in 2007. She is currently researching three areas: the neo-tribal behaviour of tourists; sustainable tourism; and tracking tourists’ movement using integrated GPS tracking and survey technology. Anne leads the Tourism Tracer project that has received international acclaim and won numerous awards. Anne’s research has been published widely in academic journals, books and via the media.  Her approach to research seeks to extend knowledge in a two way direction between the tourism industry and academia.

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