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Emerging Leaders Series #3: Fact or Fake – Media Impact on Tourism Futures
Since 2020, COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) has impacted tourism as a contagious global pandemic. The tourist's perception of safety and risk has a significant impact on post-pandemic travel behaviour and perception of the destination. This session will explore the role of media in times of pandemics on both the supply and demand sides of tourism, from the perspectives of academic and industry experts, and will serve as a forum for discussing research opportunities and resolving some of the issues.

Host & Moderator:
Dr Denise Dillon
Associate Dean of Research Education, Associate Professor, Psychology
James Cook University Singapore

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Jul 14, 2022 04:30 PM in Singapore

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Ms Rachel Kelly
Management Committee Member and Head of Student Chapter @Singapore Press Club
Rachel Kelly is a multi-award winning journalist with over 15 years of experience under her belt. Rachel has covered various significant events across the globe, having her career span across Asia, Middle East, Europe, and the US. She started off her career in broadcast journalism in 2007 and was one of the first journalists to report for multiple platforms, encompassing TV, radio and print nationwide. Well versed in business current affairs, she was recognised for her skills in financial reporting and was recently awarded Investor Education Journalist of the Year 2021 and a Special Award for Financial Journalism in 2012 for the Securities Investors Association (Singapore) Investors' Choice Awards. Rachel was also recognised for her work in covering environmental issues by the Singapore Environment Council. Rachel takes pride with having worked with prominent figures globally, the most memorable interviews she has conducted are those with Jane Goodall, Jack Ma, and Christine Lagarde.
Ms Gerardine Donough-Tan
Freelance Writer and Editor; Sessional Lecturer @James Cook University, Singapore
Gerardine Donough-Tan writes for trade media, specialising in business events/MICE and travel & tourism. She also consults and conducts training in Marketing PR. At JCUS, she teaches MICE in the Master’s program and previously taught Disaster Resilience in the Master's in Planning & Urban Design. Her previous corporate experience was in Singapore Airlines, Tradewinds Tours & Travel and TTG Asia Media. Voluntary activities include guiding in museums and heritage trails. She is a member of the Singapore Press Club and Institute of Public Relations of Singapore and sits in the Heritage Committee of the Eurasian Association.
Dr Zohre Mohammadi
Senior Research Fellow, Tourism @James Cook University, Singapore
Dr Zohre Mohammadi is currently a Research Fellow in Tourism at James Cook University, Singapore. She received her PhD in Tourism in 2019 with her qualitative study on Childhood Travel Experiences and Motivations. Her research focus is on tourism behaviour and experience, tourism marketing, and events, activities, and amenities for children and introduce new emerging markets. Her research interests are particularly concentrated on the intersection of two of JCU's teaching and research themes: Industries and Economies in the Tropics and Peoples and Societies in the Tropics.