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The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research (ATLAS) was established in 1991 to develop transnational educational and research 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 50 countries.


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ATLAS news
 ATLAS Prize

After the success of 2021 and 2022 you can nominate your students again before Monday 1st of May 2023 HERE

 Tourism, climate change and biodiversity in Sub-Saharan Africa

This book honors Prof Bob Wishitemi. Commemorating his death in 2021. Bob Wishitemi helped organize most of the initial ATLAS Africa Conferences and acted as keynote speaker on several occasions. Most authors in the book are connected to ATLAS Africa as member or delegate at the ATLAS Africa conferences. The book is free downloadable HERE.

 ATLAS new SIG: Circular Economy and Circularity in the Space of Tourism and Hospitality

We are happy to let you know there is a new SIG on Circular Economy.
Please find more information on this new SIG HERE


 ATLAS Internship

ATLAS is proud to announce the possibility to offer students an ATLAS internship. Read more HERE.

 ATLAS webinars recorded and available at the ATLAS youtube channel

 CULTSENSE - Free downloadable book

In this first case studies collection, the readers are welcome to delve more deeply into different themes and cases related to Cultural Sensitivity in travelling. The book is one of the results of the CUTLTSENSE project (Sensitizing Young Travellers for Local Cultures) and free downloadable at:

 ATLAS supports Tourism From Zero

Recent weeks and last years’ overtourism issues showed us both the benefits, the relevance, and the limits of the tourism, hospitality and leisure industries for society. At this point, we cannot foresee the future, but we can listen to challenges and start developing solutions.



Upcoming ATLAS events
Oct-10-23 ATLAS annual conference 2023 - Quality of Life: Health, Tourism and Climate
Bad Gleichenberg, Austria
Nov-15-23 ATLAS SIG Business Tourism Conference - Business Tourism and The New Normal
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jun-25-24 ATLAS Annual Conference - Leisure & Tourism 2030: Navigating the Future
Breda, Netherlands
Patron members
Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Metropolitan University


New publications
From cultural tourism to creative tourism - Part 2: Changing structures of collaboration
From cultural tourism to creative tourism - Part 2: Changing structures of collaboration

Edited By Greg Richards and Julie Wilson

Unfortunately we had to close the ATLAS online bookshop... Soon it will be possible to buy the ATLAS publications via this website. For any information or if you want to buy one of the ATLAS publications, please contact


Upcoming member events
October 18 - 20, 2023 - Helsingborg, Sweden
December 07 - 09, 2023 - Hong Kong, China
IMPACT - Tourism and Hospitality in Post-P...
December 11 - 13, 2023 - Dunedin, New Zealand
World Leisure - Leisure: Learn well, live ...
May 22 - 24, 2024 - Krems, Austria
Culinary and Wine Tourism