Breaking THE-ICE 


Charles Darwin University (CDU) last week hosted Dr Perry Hobson, Director of the International Centre for Excellence in Tourism and Hospitality Education (THE-ICE).

THE-ICE was established in 2004 as an initiative of the Australian Federal Government. The role of THE-ICE is:

  • To recognise existing excellence in tourism, hotel and event education
  • To further develop that excellence within Australia
  • To build a range of international education linkages to benchmark excellence and to encourage the free-flow of best practice ideas and students
  • To promote Australia as a place to come and learn about tourism, hotel and event management

Members of THE-ICE include leading institutions offering tourism, hotel and event education programs and who have met the Standards of Excellence established by THE-ICE in 2005. CDU is a member of THE-ICE and meetings with Dr Hobson this week focused on ways in which CDU can maximise the benefits of this membership.

Dr Perry Hobson is a recent appointment to the role of Director of the THE-ICE. He is an Associate Professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Southern Cross University, where he has been the Head of School for the last five years.

For more information on THE-ICE visit the website.