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


October 23, 2017 - ASU’s Center for Sustainable Tourism is pleased to welcome Megan Epler Wood to ASU for a series of events, including a talk open to the public on November 2nd.

September 29, 2017 - Students in the Hainan/ASU program will earn dual degrees without having to leave China. Arizona State University opened its first permanent location in China this week as part of a partnership to offer degrees in tourism.

September 28, 2017 - 2017 is the 50th year of the Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau. Faculty Woojin Lee, Dale Larsen and Christine Vogt attended the event.

September 27 is World Tourism Day. This year and in recognition of this day, the United Nations Foundation (UNF), in collaboration with the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST), hosted a conference on Sustainable Tourism.

September 26, 2017 - ASU Center for Sustainable Tourism is part of a collaborative effort to unlock secrets and protect artifacts in Utah's Nine Mile Canyon.

September 14, 2017 - School of Community Resources and Development Director Kathleen Andereck and Center Director Christine Vogt share their thoughts on sustainable tourism development in a piece for ASU's Thought Leaders series, presented by the

September 6, 2017 - ASU Community Resources and Development faculty member Deepak Chhabra is serving as guest editor for a special issue of the Journal of Heritage Tourism, on "Authenticity and Authentication of Heritage." Read the full call for p

ASU faculty, doctoral students, and alumni joined other leading tourism researchers in Quebec City this June for the International Conference of the Travel & Tourism Research Association.

July 20, 2017 - A team of scholars from ASU's School of Community Resources and Development has been collaborating with the Bureau of Land Management Price (UT) Field Office to offer Utah high school students a hands-on archaeology experience this

Arizona State University’s graduation ceremonies coincide with a weeklong celebration of one of Arizona’s biggest industries: tourism. 

April 17, 2017 - The Center for Sustainable Tourism has joined an expert array of Utah-based partners to offer unique, hands-on public archaeology volunteer projects in Nine Mile Canyon, Utah the fall of 2017.

April 11, 2017 - Dr. Christine Vogt and research assitant Jada Lindblom presented on the topic of valley tourism aligned with sustainability goals at the Sustainable Communities Collaborative (SCC) meeting in Phoenix.

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.