The Center for Sustainable Tourism and its affiliated partners, faculty, and students seek to examine the role and contribution of tourism in the social, cultural, environmental, and economic well-being of communities.
The CST seeks opportunities to work with agencies, municipalities, organizations, companies, and other partners to conduct informative research and develop strategic tourism plans, all with an orientation toward sustainability. Within the diverse members of our research team, our expertise and interests are broad but generally focused in the following areas.
ASU's Center for Sustainable Tourism is a diverse collection of social, natural and economic scientists working collectively on community tourism development and critical thinking.
The faculty are diverse in their citizenship and race, as well as gender. Their degrees are also varied including tourism sciences, leisure studies, geography, park and recreation studies, and natural resource management.
We are eager to expand our work in sustainable tourism. Sustainability can take on many meanings and applications. Similar to the principles of park and resource conservation, we want to be known for tourism marketing, planning, development, and critical thinking that enhances our natural and cultural resources while instilling economic prosperity to local areas, for many future generations to enjoy and benefit from.
The Faculty in the School of community resources and development are highly qualified teachers and scholars. Their research interests and educational backgrounds provide a knowledge base that is highly valued by students and the community. Members of our faculty are published in a broad array of scholarly journals, have authored numerous leading books, and are lead investigators on national and international research projects.