Center for Sustainable Tourism

Welcome to ASU’s Center for Sustainable Tourism

The Center for Sustainable Tourism (CST) is coming to the end of its fifth year of conducting research for a changing tourism industry and communities who manage, market and host visitors.  In the past five years, students, faculty and communities have worked together to gather data from visitors, residents, stakeholders, members of organizations, subscribers to media products, and even youth archaeologists, to be deliberate in decision making and create better, more sustainable tourism experiences. 

With the advent of the COVID-19, travelers, communities, and the overall industry have even a greater need to feel part of one of the best parts of living – to experience others through culture and nature in our local environs and far-away in an international destination. 

This website hosts the outcomes of those efforts by our team of tourism faculty, students of all levels, and research partners.  We are active in sharing our findings and creating news that the tourism industry and communities can use.

We continue to be committed to the study of what sustainability and community engagement means for places and the tourism industry.  If you or your organization share a similar mission, we’d love to hear from you.

Christine Vogt, Ph.D.

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Christine A Vogt, Ph.D.
Director, Center for Sustainable Tourism 


June 12, 2020 - Road trips have always been part of American culture. Casey Moran, a M.S. tourism student at ASU, shared some practical advice to make road trips more sustainable on the Green Living Magazine (June 2020 issue).
June 6, 2020 - ASU created a video with input of CST Director Christine Vogt about the impact of COVID-19 to tourism in Arizona state and how the industry prepares for recovery.