Australian Trade and Investment Commission

Impact of rising sea levels on travel and tourism in the Asia-Pacific

Hear from experts how Australian tourism small to medium sized enterprises in coastal areas can adapt to rising sea levels.

2023-10-26 - 2023-10-26
Event category:
Webinar / Market seminar
12:00:00 - 13:00:00 AEDT

In many Asia-Pacific economies tourism is a leading source of export earnings. Tourism creates jobs and sustains employment in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Tourism development in this area located in coastal areas where natural disasters are more common. These events include typhoons, extreme rainfall and sea level rise and all result from climate change.

This online seminar will explore the influence of sea level rise on tourism in the Asia-Pacific.

Participants will learn:

·       about the future structural and environmental changes to coastline caused by sea level rise

·       how the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Fund is investing in developing tools to help tourism businesses adapt to sea level rise

·       about SMEs who have adapted to and mitigated the ill-effects of sea level rise.

Austrade's General Manager - Visitor Economy and Client Programs, will deliver this seminar with guest speakers from the University of Hawaii.


  • Dr. Charles Fletcher, Interim Dean, School of Ocean and Earth Science, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • Dr. John C. Crotts, Project Investigator, Director of School of Travel, University of Hawaii at Manoa

2023-10-26 - 2023-10-26
12:00:00 - 13:00:00 AEDT
Who should attend:
  • Small to medium tourism enterprises
  • Visitor economy sector employees
For more information contact:
Register by:
Thursday 26 October 2023