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ASU professors, including Dr. Nick Wise, discuss how a lack of snow is impacting drought, water supply and tourism in the West. Read the full article here--
The article is entitled 'Economics of Experiential Consumption In a Rural Heritage Destination' and can be found here--
The article, 'Social carrying capacity and emotion dynamics in urban national parks during the COVID-19 pandemic', "highlight the importance of enforcing the social carrying capacity limits and COVID-19 prevention strategies for urban parks and protected areas". Read the full article here--
Dr. Kathleen Andereck and Sustainable Tourism Master Degree Student and Eagle Dancer Benjamin Rupert (Duck Valley Shoshone Paiute and Washoe) presented a session on Sustainable Tourism.
Read the full article, "Theorizing and contextualizing protected areas, tourism and community livelihoods linkages", here--
The research is entitled "Scaling up co-produced climate-driven decision support tools for agriculture". Read the full article here--
Dr. Bruno Ferreira will be moderating this webinar. Register here:
Read the full article, "Indigenous communities engaging in tourism development in Arizona, USA", here---
The article, "Tourism Microentrepreneurship: State of the Art and Research Agenda", can be read here--
Lead by Dr. Gyan Nyaupane, the SCORP team includes Dr. Dale Larsen, Connor Clark, and Tanner Caterina-Knorr. Read more about the project here:
This webinar highlights how web platforms, microentrepreneurs and communities are adapting to rapid changes in the tourism gig economy in their interconnected journey towards recovery. Register here--

News Archive

Passion for travel garners national award
Virginia Miller was chosen as the 2016 Meredith Travel Marketing Scholar. 

Is Scottsdale the new Vegas? it could be getting there as Valley tourism recovers (KJZZ) 
Kathleen Andereck says there has been a steady increase of visitors to the Valley over the last five years and those tourists are traveling longer distances to get here. 

At centennial, National Park Service Seeks a balance
100 years ago, Congrees passed the act that created the National Park Service. The agency has to balance preservation along with access in a sustainable way. To face that challenge, it relies on research to guide decision-making. Among the researchers that have helped lead efforts are Megha Budruk, Dave White and Christine Vogt.

Why tourists love borders
To some, borders are a line on a map. To tourism researchers such as Dallen Timothy, borders offer a fascinating insight into economic development, culture and politics.

7 tips for a sustainable vacation
Christine Vogt, director of the Center for Sustainable Tourism, offers tips on how to make responsible choices without giving up the fun. 

Paintbrushes to Pruners: Tourism Professionals with a Purpose
A research paper authored by Christine Vogt, Kathleen Andereck and Lana Olsen in the School of Community Resources and Development was one of the top three finalist papers at the International Travel and Tourism Association Conference.

Budruk named to Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Commission
Megha Budruk, associate professor in the School of Community Resources and Development, has been named by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors to serve a two-year at large appointment. 

Sisters' Zika concerns put a cloud over Carribean getaway
Christine Vogt talks to the Omaha World-Herald about how Zika may affect tourism. 

My Turn: Arizona tourism is about to have an epic year
More visitors are coming to Arizona and that means more revenue for the state. 

How big is tourism's impact on Arizona?
Christine Vogt talks with KJZZ about the impact of tourism on the state and economy. 

Cultivating sustainable tourism in Vietnam
How do you develop tourism in a sustainable manner? Faculty in the School of Community Resources & Development were busy doing just that this summer as they traveled to Vietnam to cultivate sustainable tourism growth and educational opportunities.


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Recent Student Awards and Accomplishments

Kim Pham, Ph.D. student
NTA Travel Leaders Scholarship 2019
Tourism Cares

Jada Lindblom, Ph.D. student
Graduate Research Scholarship 2019
Tourism Cares

Jada Lindblom, Ph.D. student
J.Desmond Slattery Award for Dissertation Research 2019
Travel and Tourism Research Association

Seojin Lee, Ph.D. student
2018 J. Desmond Slattery Award for Dissertation Research
Travel and Tourism Research Association

Brady Schmitt, undergraduate
2018 Meredith Travel Marketing Scholarship
Meredith Corporation

Kari Roberg, master's student
John and Joan Markham Tourism Marketing Award 2016 Recipient
Travel and Tourism Research Association (TTRA)

Lana Olsen, Ph.D. student
Tourism Cares Graduate Research Scholarship 2016 Recipient
Tourism Cares

Virginia Miller, undergraduate
Meredith Travel Marketing Scholarship 2016 Recipient
U.S. Travel Association