Research

Colorado Rural Tourism Development Program (2017-2018)

The Center, partnered with Colorado-based tourism consulting firm Mountain Roots, was awarded this project with the Colorado Tourism Office (CTO) in late 2017.

Nine Mile Canyon Public Archaeology Project (2016- )

The Center for Sustainable Tourism is working with the BLM – Price Field Office in Utah to engage new communities in a public excavation of a Fremont pit structure located in Nine Mile Canyon just north of Wellington Utah.

Navajo Nation Visitor Study (2017-2018)

The Center for Sustainable Tourism is collaborating with the Navajo Nation and the Arizona Office of Tourism on a study to better understand visitor experiences at cultural and historical sites on the Navajo Nation in Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. This study will also estimate the economic impact of visitors to the Navajo Nation.

Sedona Sustainable Tourism Planning (2017-2018)

The Center for Sustainable Tourism is partnering with Mitch Nichols Group to develop a sustainable tourism plan for Sedona, AZ.

Yuma Visitor Study (2017-2018)

The Center for Sustainable Tourism is working with Visit Yuma, the local Destination Marketing Organization, and the County of Yuma to estimate the economic value of winter visitors to the city and county. Tens of thousands of U.S.

Economic Impact of Off-highway Vehicle Recreation on the State of Arizona (2016-2018)

This study is in progress and is funded by Arizona State Parks.

Copper Corridor Community Tourism Planning (2015-2017)

The Center for Sustainable Tourism and ASU tourism undergraduate and graduate students worked with the Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition to study Pinal County communities along Route 179 from Superior to Oracle for tourism opportunities.

Phoenix Convention Center Evaluation of Services (2015-2017)

This study for the City of Phoenix investigates convention and tradeshow attendees' perceptions of convention and tradeshow services provided by the Phoenix Convention Center authority at three different convention venues.

Marketing Profile and Economic Impact of Visitors to Wickenburg, Arizona (2013-2014)

The Wickenburg marketing and economic impact study was sponsored by the Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce. It presented interesting insights into the travel, spending behavior, and other marketing related characteristics of visitors coming to Wickenburg with some specifically focused on the Gold Rush event.

Linking Communities and Public Lands through Tourism (2013)

This study is the result of a third-party independent research pilot project funded by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).