Academic Programs—Universities, Research Groups, Training, etc.
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Commission on the Geography of Tourism, Leisure and Global Change News, events, and links to geography academics around the world via the International Geographical Union (IGU). Provides research, publications, links and announcements from academic professionals’ study. The site also offers a forum for the Tourism Geography Commission.
Community College programs:
- Bristol Community College, MA, USA offers an Associate Degree in Geotourism Destination Management.
- Centennial College, Toronto, ON, Canada entry to come.
CREST Stanford University affiliated. Entry to come.
East Carolina University, Greenville, NC: The College of Business hosts the Center for Sustainable Tourism under Prof. Pat Long, Division of Research and Graduate Studies.
Eastern Michigan entry to come
The George Washington University, Washington, DC Offers a Master of Tourism Administration Program along with undergraduate and distance-learning programs covering sustainable destination development. The associated International Institute for Tourism Studies augments the program and performs research.
Griffith University (Queensland), International Centre for Ecotourism Research Runs one of the world’s most in-depth research programs on ecotourism—its environmental and cultural impacts, economic policies, and green behavior guidelines.
Journal of Sustainable Tourism Brief overviews of journal contents and information on ordering. You can download full articles for a fee.
Leeds Metropolitan University (U.K.) Masters and PhD in Responsible Tourism Management at the School of Events, Tourism and Hospitality.
Missouri State University Offers the first U.S. baccalaureate in geotourism (based on geographical character, including culture, ecology, history, geology, tourism economics, etc.)
Sierra Nevada College, CA, USA offers a Special Topics course in geotourism.
The Studienkreis für Tourismus und Entwicklung (Institute for Tourism and Development) German think tank dealing with research, development, and education in tourism, including an annual “dialogue” on particularly sensitive issues with top management and media. (German and English.)
Sustainable Travel International STI offers distance-learning certification for sustainable
Townhouse Institute entry to come
Tourism Research Links René Waksberg’s directory for tourism researchers, consultants, and managers lists tourism schools, journals, organizations, and research institutes.
University of Otago, New Zealand, Department of Tourism Publication listings, ongoing research by students and professors, international collaborations, events, links, conferences, and affiliated organizations.[check for sustainability emphasis, or delete].
University of Quebec at Montreal, Canada, School of Business offers a Master in Tourism Development Program along with undergraduate and distance-learning programs in French covering sustainable destination development. The International Centre for Tourism Studies (CIFORT) augments the program and performs research.
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