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


June 11, 2019 - Findings from the CST's recent Arizona tourism research conducted in partnership with the Navajo Nation and the Arizona Office of Tourism have been used to help inform the development of a new Navajo Nation tourism website,

June 10, 2019 - Tourism executive salaries have become a topic of public interest in Arizona cities lately.

June 3, 2019 - In the latest installment of travel-related articles for Green Living AZ Magazine, CST Director Dr. Christine Vogt provides information about how to safely and sustainably enjoy Arizona's wealth of hiking trails.

May 29, 2019 - A recap of a public event co-organized by the Center for Sustainable Tourism is featured in ETV News, serving the greater Price, UT region.

May 20, 2019 - CST staff and project partners from Montgomery Archaeological Consultants and the USU-Eastern Prehistoric Museum in Utah have published this year's volunteer season wrap-up newsletter, Nine Mile Canyon Archaeology Update.

May 14, 2019 - Former CST researcher and Master's program graduate Maya Azzi joins Center Director Dr. Christine Vogt to consider the roles of conscientiousness in creating sustainable tourism experiences and destination communities.

May 9, 2019 - The Center for Sustainable Tourism is excited to announce the Nine Mile Canyon Excavation Celebration, recapping the progress and successes of Year 2 of this collaborative public archaeology project based in Utah, facilitated by the

February 4, 2019 - ASU tourism faculty and students have come together to launch the Tourism Student Association, with several upcoming events intended to unite those in the ASU community and beyond who share passion for tourism and hospitality. 

January 24, 2019 - Join the Center for Sustainable Tourism on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at South Mountain Environmental Education Center from 4-8 pm for a free, public event featuring speakers Dr. Shilendran Mohanachandran from CHG Earth and Dr.

January 25, 2019 - ASU students are invited to attend the Spring Tourism and Hospitality Career Fair, on Thursday, February 14, 2019, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the AE England Building, 424 N. Central Ave., Phoenix.

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

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.