About

Mission

The Center for Sustainable Tourism and its affiliated partners, faculty, and students seek to examine the role and contribution of tourism in the social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of communities. The Center’s research, education, and development activities focus on long-term, system-wide, sustainable strategies, and co-created solutions for community and tourism development.

Vision:

We aim to participate in the achievement of sustainable communities by generating new evidence-based knowledge and participating in the development of methods, theories, best practices, and policies for tourism communities application. 

Our Highlighted Work:

  1. Tourism Scenarios for Arizona (2020): In response to the overwhelming need to provide insight and possible solutions to the COVID pandemic, ASU tourism faculty led a study using Arizona experts to create possible scenarios about health and the economy in the state.

  2. Visit Phoenix and Phoenix Convention Center Attendee Research (2019): The Center for Sustainable Tourism conducted a full year study of convention attendees and other visitors in the convention areas.

  3. Navajo Nation Visitor Study (2017- ): The Center for Sustainable Tourism is collaborated and continues to collaborate with the Navajo Nation and the Arizona Office of Tourism on a study to better understand visitor experiences at cultural and historical sites on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah.

  4. Sedona Sustainable Tourism Planning (2017-2018): The Center for Sustainable Tourism partnered with Mitch Nichols Group to develop a sustainable tourism plan for Sedona, AZ.

  5. Nine Mile Canyon Public Archaeology Project (2016- ): The Center for Sustainable Tourism is working with the BLM – Green River District in Utah to engage new communities in a public excavation of a Fremont pit structure located in Nine Mile Canyon just north of Wellington, Utah.

Collaborate:

If you would like to collaborate on a research project with the Center, please reach out!