Center for Sustainable Tourism

Welcome to ASU’s Center for Sustainable Tourism

The Center for Sustainable Tourism (CST) is entering its fifth year of conducting research for a changing tourism industry and communities who manage, market and host visitors.  In the past four 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. 

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 means for communities 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 


November 14, 2019 - The 2019 Navajo Nation Tourism Conference is taking place in Flagstaff, Arizona from November 13 to 15. CST representatives, Dr. Kathleen Andereck and Dr. Megha Budruk, presented results of the 2018 Navajo Nation visitor study.
November 10, 2019 - Marena Sampson, a Ph.D. student at ASU, shared her experience and reflection about elephant tourism in the Green Living Magazine, November 2019 issue, pages 36-37.