Academia & Training

For students, researchers, and those with research needs:
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:

Arizona State University has an online master’s program in Sustainable Tourism as well as a master of Advanced Study in Sustainable Tourism.

Bournemouth University in England offers an MSc in Sustainable Tourism Planning

CQUniveristy offers undergraduate degrees in tourism management and post-graduate sustainable-tourism research opportunities. The tourism degree program is based out of this  regional Australian university’s Noosa campus on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. CQUniversity is a leader in the Asia Pacific region for tourism engagement with United Nations agencies (UNWTO, UNEP, ILO, UNESCO) and various international  initiatives. Email

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 University offers a tourism geography undergraduate program.

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.

Michigan State University has a master’s and PhD program in Sustainable Tourism and Protected Area Management (STPAM)

Missouri State University Offers the first U.S. baccalaureate in geotourism (based on geographical character, including culture, ecology, history, geology, tourism economics, etc.)

Monash University in Australia offers a master of International Sustainable Tourism Management

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 tourism professionals.

Tourism Research Links René Waksberg’s directory for tourism researchers, consultants, and managers lists  tourism schools, journals, organizations, and research institutes.

University of Northern Texas has a master’s program in International Sustainable Tourism

University of Otago, New Zealand, Department of Tourism Publication listings, ongoing research by students and professors, international collaborations, events, links, conferences, and affiliated organizations.

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.

University of Surrey in England offers an MSc in Sustainable Tourism

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