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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 60 countries.


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ATLAS news
 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 webinars recorded and available at the ATLAS youtube channel

 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
Jun-08-22 ATLAS SIG meeting - Rethinking Urban Tourism Development in post pandemic times
Helsingborg, Sweden
Jun-09-22 NTG Final Conference - The transition of green, digital and social skills development
Jun-29-22 ATLAS SIG Volunteer Tourism Conversation - Practical Advancements
Sep-06-22 ATLAS annual conference - Tourism 22 and Beyond - What Matters Now to the Global Tourist?
Cork, Ireland
Nov-17-22 ATLAS Latin America Conference - New challenges for tourism in Latin America
Bogota, Colombia
Sep-01-23 ATLAS annual conference 2023 - Quality of Life: Health, Tourism and Climate
Bad Gleichenberg, Austria
Patron members
Wageningen University

Wageningen University


New publications
European Cultural Capital Report 2
European Cultural Capital Report 2

Edited By Robert Palmer and Greg Richards

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
June 06 - 08, 2022 - ONLINE
THInC - Re-defining Alternative Tourism: A...
September 05 - 07, 2022 - Innsbruck, Austria
EASM - Bridging Sport, Tourism and Leisure...
November 17 - 19, 2022 - Lodz, Poland
ITC - Tourism – Going Back/Forward to Sust...
November 24 - 26, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland
HHBIC - Twin transition: New opportunities...
December 11 - 13, 2023 - Dunedin, New Zealand
World Leisure - Leisure: Learn well, live ...