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Australia-China Tourism Research Network (ACTReNet) is a virtual international research collaboration platform which brings together researchers in tourism, hospitality, events, leisure and recreation management across Australia and China to collaborate and produce high quality and impactful research outcomes.

ACTReNet is hosted by the School of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Australia, and coordinated by Professor Sam Huang (Edith Cowan University, Australia), Associate Professor Ganghua Chen (Sun Yat-sen University, China) and Associate Professor Maoying Wu (Zhejiang University, China). The majority of its members come from universities and research institutions in Australia and China. ACTReNet promotes various types of research collaboration between Australia and China-based researchers, including, but not limited to, joint publications, joint funding applications, joint research conferences, seminars and symposiums, and collaborative industry consultancy.


Australia-China Tourism Research Network (ACTReNet) promotes sustaining, ethical and quality research collaborations between Australian and Chinese researchers in the multidisciplinary areas of tourism, hospitality, events, leisure and recreation studies. ACTReNet especially supports mid- and early-career researchers (including PhD students) in Australia and China in their research career development.

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