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 


October 5, 2019 - On Nov 1-3, 2019, Tourism Student Association at ASU organized a study tour to Page, Arizona to help its members learn about the impact of social media-driven, viral tourism to iconic places such as Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend.
October 22, 2019 - After twelve months of conducting surveys (from September, 2018 to August, 2019) and more than a month of data analysis, CST presented results of the Gilbert Visitor Study to the Gilbert Tourism Action Group (GTAG) on October 21, 2019.