Recent Student Awards and Accomplishments

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

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


December 9, 2018 - Center for Sustainable Tourism Research Associate and recent Ph.D. graduate Lana Olsen shares her expertise with Green Living AZ Magazine in their December 2018 issue. Dr.

September 24, 2018 - Early in 2017, the Sedona Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Bureau called for proposals to conduct a Sustainable Tourism Development Strategic Plan, envisioning a better management of the fast developing destination in the lon

September 20, 2018 - ASU School of Community Resources and Development hosted its biannual Tourism and Hospitality Career Expo on Thursday, September 20 at the Downtown Phoenix campus.

September 20, 2018 - The Center for Sustainable Tourism has joined forces with Green Living AZ magazine as a regular contributor of travel-related pieces. The first article is available to read.

Green Living September 2018:

September 5, 2018 - Leading media conglomerate Meredith Corporation — owner of brands such as Fortune, Better Homes and Gardens, InStyle, and Travel + Leisur

September 6, 2018 - The Center for Sustainable Tourism at ASU is looking for students to join its research team.  We need students to help with field work, which involves making trips to Gilbert to pass out surveys to visitors.  The job is paid an

September 5, 2018 - Center for Sustainable Tourism researcher and Associate Professor Deepak Chhabra is featured in this month's Arizona State University Senate Spotlight.

ASU Faculty:  Christine Vogt, Director, Center for Sustainable Tourism AND Megha Budruk, Association Professor, both in School of Community Resources and Development

ASU Center for Sustainable Tourism and project partners Bureau of Land Management, Montgomery Archaeological Consultants, Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance, and USU Eastern Prehis

January 25, 2018 - ASU's Center for Sustainable Tourism and Colorado-based Mountain Roots Consulting were selected by the Colorado Tourism Office in late 2017 to design and lead workshops and online toolkits to assist Colorado rural communities in

ASU Tourism and Recreation Career Expo

Date and Time: Tuesday February 6 from 12:30 to 2:30 pm (drop in any time)

December 11, 2017 - Personal finance website WalletHub recently interviewed Dr. Christine Vogt about NYE tourism and how to make the most of your budget to enjoy the festivities in the destination of your choice.

Five new tourism faculty, including an Assistant Dean, Assistant Professor, and Lecturers, are joining ASU’s School of Community Resources and Development and Center for Sustainable Tourism.  These accomplished international scholars include:  Erwei Dong, Yunseon Choe, Robert Capistrano, Junyu Lu, and John Heather.  They will join Xiao Xiao and Meghan Muldoon who joined ASU in 2018-2019.  They all reside in Haikou, Hainan Province China, and teach and conduct research with Hainan University faculty at the new Hainan Arizona International Tourism College (HAITC). 

These faculty are welcoming their third class of freshman who will join cohorts of sophomores and juniors.  Kathy Andereck is Vice-Dean.  As the teaching program gains maturity, the research program is beginning to launch.  Vogt met with acting director Xiaoxi Ju during her recent visit to Phoenix to discuss center administration and possible joint research projects.


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.