About Us

Tourism Safety is an independent consulting group providing risk management, quality assurance, public relations and legal services to the travel and tourism industry.

We offer confidential audits and assessments, program design and evaluation, staff training, legal advice and representation if it is required. Our team members have worked throughout the world across all aspects of travel and tourism, specializing particularly in beach and water safety, adventure tourism, health services and destination risk management.


Principal - Dr Jeff Wilks, PhD

Jeff is a qualified lawyer and specialist Health Psychologist. He has worked in the field of tourism health and safety for 23 years, including roles designing and managing programs in the Middle East, the UK, Europe and Asia Pacific.

Jeff is currently co-editor of Travel Law Quarterly www.tlq.travel an official journal of the International Bar Association, and acts as an expert witness in litigation matters.


Consultancies completed for :


United Nations World Tourism Organization

(tourism safety and security issues)

Completed contract work in Spain, Germany, Philippines, Egypt.


Pacific Asia Travel Association

(tourism health and safety issues)

Completed contract work in Macau, Indonesia, Thailand.


Supreme Commission for Tourism, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

(tourism safety and security issues) Completed contract work in-country.


Surf Life Saving Australia 

Contracted to establish a strategic development unit focusing on beach safety and to design and evaluate education and training materials, especially for youth and international tourists.

Awarded a Citation of Merit from the International Life Saving Federation for the work on beach safety.


APEC is the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (21 nations)

Produced benchmark handbook & industry support materials for tourism risk management.


Fiji Tourism Development Plan 2007-2016, produced the Managing Risk component of the national plan for Client - GRM International P/L




International Bar Association www.ibanet.org – the International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organization of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. It has a membership of more than 50,000 individual lawyers and over 200 bar associations and law societies spanning all continents.


International Tourism Safety Association http://www.touristsafety.org The peak body representing industry and law enforcement officials working in the field of tourism safety and security.


Australian Psychological Society http://www.psychology.org.au/  The Australian Psychological Society (APS) is the largest professional association for psychologists in Australia, representing over 23,000 members.