Sedona Sustainable Tourism Planning (2017-2018)

School of Community Resources and Development

The Center for Sustainable Tourism is partnering with Mitch Nichols Group to develop a sustainable tourism plan for Sedona, AZ. The chamber, tourism bureau, and city are working together and the plan will feature a situational analysis of current conditions and available secondary data; a set of new research studies on visitors, residents, business, and other community stakeholders that asks questions on quality of life, sustainability values and practices, and growth opportunities and issues; and then finishes with tourism management and a visioning document for community consideration and implementation. The team includes faculty Vogt, Andereck, Nyaupane, and Buzinde and graduate student Pham.

Additional information and public reports from this research can be accessed here via the Sedona Chamber of Commerce and Tourism Bureau.

Direct link to final report PDF

See additional link below for PDF of paper entitled "Local residents’ perceptions about tourism development" from the 2019 Travel and Tourism Research Association International Conference. 

On March 3, 2021, Professor Christine Vogt recently gave a lecture for the School of Management at Swansea University's PDF icon Re:Visiting lecture series, aimed at rethinking tourism, hospitality, and leisure in a post-pandemic world. The title of Professor Vogt's talk was "Sustainable Tourism at the Community Scale" and focused primarily on the creation of Sedona's Sustainable Tourism Plan. She gave key insights to the challenges and opportunities of the process to allow viewers to gain a practical perspective on community-based tourism planning. The video recording can be found here: LINK