Dianne Dredge

Associate faculty

Tourism & Hospitality Management

Regenerative tourism

Tourism policy

Systems change

Dianne Dredge is director of The Tourism CoLab, an Australian-based, online tourism education agency and change making consultancy. She is also co-founder of Designing Tourism, a social enterprise that delivers experimental projects that shift how destinations, communities and governments plan, manage and engage in the future of tourism.

Prior to joining academia in 2002, Dianne worked as an environmental and urban planner in Australia, Canada, Mexico, China and Europe. In 2019, Dianne left university employment to start The Tourism Colab.


Dianne has provided tourism policy analysis and advice on digitalization and collaborative economy to international organizations such as the OECD and the European Commission.

At local levels she has delivered destination management plans and organizational change journeys.

Memberships and Committees

Elected member of the International Academy for the Study of Tourism




Master of Arts

University of Waterloo

Bachelor of Regional and Town Planning



National Citation for Excellence in Teaching



Dredge, D. 2022. Regenerative tourism: shifting mindsets, systems and practices, Journal of Tourism Futures.

Cave, J. & Dredge, D. (2020). Regenerative tourism needs diverse economic practices, Tourism Geographies, May 2020.

Cave, J. & Dredge, D. (2018). Reworking Tourism: Diverse Economies in a Changing World, Tourism Planning and Development 15(5): 473-477.

Phi, G. & Dredge, D.  (2019). Collaborative tourism-making: An interdisciplinary review of co-creation and a future research agenda, Tourism Recreation Research, 44: 284-299.

Baker, H. & Dredge, D. (2019). Political identity and global citizenship in travel and tourism. Hospitality & Society, Special Issue in Tourism, ethics and global citizenship.

Dredge, D. (2018). Rescuing policy in tourism network research, Via@ Tourism Review. International Journal, Multilingual Interdisciplinary  http://viatourismreview.com/ (forthcoming)

Lopes, M. and Dredge, D. (2018). Cruise tourism shore excursions: Value for destinations? Tourism Planning and Development.

Dredge, D. & Gyimóthy, S. (2017). Collaborative Economy & Tourism: Policy, Prospects and Perspectives. Springer Publishing, Cham, Switzerland.

Dredge, D., Airey, D & Gross, M.J. (2015) The Routledge Handbook of Tourism and Hospitality Education. Abingdon: Routledge.