Virtual Field Trips

Welcome to the Virtual Field Trip Website where a new generation of highly-skilled hospitality graduates across Australia, and potentially the world, will go about their business on the back of virtual learning experiences.

Virtual field trips to hotels are already enhancing the student experience at Griffith University following the roll-out of a pilot project as part of the International Tourism and Hotel Management program. The successful pilot led to $273,000 in Commonwealth funding from the Office of Learning and Teaching, to extend the virtual initiative across Australia. The project has attracted strong interest from the hospitality sector in Asia and the United Kingdom, leading to international expansion.

LAUNCH VFT

Photographs


The VFT resource includes a selection of commented photos detailing various attributes of the restaurants and hotels. This includes lighting, decorations, menus, entrees, mains, desserts, cocktail making etc.

Interview Videos


The VFT resource includes a range of interviews with industry professional. This includes, General Managers, Head Chefs, Food & Beverage Managers etc….

360° Panoramas


Use the green direction icons to explore the restaurant and hotel environments. Locations utilise 360 degree photographic panoramas to provide an immersive viewer experience.

Project Deliverables


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Develop and trial hospitality businesses’ VFT

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Create a Good Practice Guide

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Produce and series of reports and academic papers

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Embed and evaluate the use of VFTs in the partner institutions

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Develop a dedicated project website to provide resources for educators

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Disseminate project throughpresentations, workshops and webinars

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Design curriculum and alignlearning outcomes, assessment and course materials to VFT

Project Partners


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Edith Cowan University logo
Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School logo

A few words from the users


I thought it was pretty innovative. I hadn’t had anything like it at my Uni back home before, so it was interesting to see the hotel operations through that kind of medium

Student

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management

It’s a very good learning tool for us, because we can explore the front and back of house area and also we can actually listen to the recorded interviews where the executive chef and managers gave us a lot of operational insights.

Student

Bachelor of International Tourism and Hotel Management