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The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) was established in 1991 to develop transnational educational initiatives in tourism and leisure. ATLAS provides a forum to promote staff and student exchange, transnational research and to facilitate curriculum and professional development. ATLAS currently has members in about 70 countries.


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 Ambassador ATLAS Balkan Region

ATLAS is represented in the Balkan Region by an ambassador, Sonia Sibila Lebe from the University of Maribor, Slovenia (sonjasibila.lebe@guest.arnes.si). The ambassador will represent the interest of the ATLAS members in Central and Eastern Europe and can developed an own programme of activities and publications to respond more closely to the specific needs of members located in the Balkan region.

 ESRC Seminar Series - Reconceptualising international volunteering

This seminar series is organised by Dr Angela M Benson (University of Brighton) in collaboration with Dr Konstantinos Tomazos (University of Strathclyde) and Dr Mark Hampton (University of Kent).  The event is supported by ATLAS Volunteer Tourism Research Group. Please find more information on the SIG Volunteer pages.


Upcoming ATLAS events
May-14-15 ATLAS SIG Events Meeting - Creating and Bidding for Events
Lecce, Italy
Jun-03-15 ATLAS Africa - Tourism and Inclusive Growth in Developing Economies
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Jun-10-15 ATLAS SIG Religious and Pilgrimage meeting - Religion Spirituality Culture and Tourism
Girona, Spain
Oct-20-15 ATLAS Annual Conference - Risk in Travel and Tourism: geographies, behaviours and strategies
Lisbon, Portugal
Patron members
Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Metropolitan University


New publications
From cultural tourism to creative tourism - Part 1: The changing context of cultural tourism
From cultural tourism to creative tourism - Part 1: The changing context of cultural tourism

Edited By Greg Richards and Julie Wilson


Upcoming member events
May 14 - 16, 2015 - Borovets, Bulgaria
Sustainable Mountain Regions: Make Them Wo...
May 14 - 16, 2015 - Limerick, Ireland
European Sport and Tourism Academic Forum...
June 01 - 03, 2015 - Krakow, Poland
The Anthropology of Tourism - heritage and...
June 10 - 12, 2015 - Auckland, New Zealand
Hospitality and Tourism in a Greening Worl...
June 11 - 13, 2015 - Letterkenny, Ireland
Tourism and Hospitality Research in Irelan...
June 17 - 19, 2015 - Kruger National Park, South Africa
The Environment-People Nexus in Sustainab...
June 21 - 23, 2015 - Porto, Portugal
The sea and tourism
June 24 - 26, 2015 - Geneva, Switzerland
Worlds of Desire: The Eroticization of Tou...
July 01 - 03, 2015 - Canberra, Australia
Connecting Landscapes of Mobilities
July 07 - 09, 2015 - Bournemouth, UK
Creating Leisure