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ATLAS Regional Sections

ATLAS is also represented at regional and local level by sections such as ATLAS Europe, ATLAS Asia-Pacific, ATLAS Africa and ATLAS Americas. The regional sections of ATLAS have developed their own programme of activities and publications to respond more closely to the specific needs of members located in these regions and those with related research interests. Membership of ATLAS regional sections and Special Interest Groups of ATLAS is open to all ATLAS members at no extra costs.

ATLAS Special Interest Groups

Members of ATLAS can form and join Special Interest Groups related to specific education and research topics or for specific geographical areas. Special Interest Groups run research programmes and can organise special events and publications related to their area of interest. The current Special Interest Groups are:

  • Cultural Tourism Research Group
  • Gastronomy and Tourism Research Group
  • Business Tourism Research Group
  • Cities and National Capital Tourism Research Group
  • Volunteer Tourism Research Group
  • Events Research Group
  • Dark Tourism Research Group
  • Heritage Tourism and Education Research Group
  • Space, Place, Mobilities in Tourism Research Group

Proposals for new SIGs

Proposals for the formation of special interest groups should be submitted to the ATLAS administration. Proposals can be put forward by full members of the association, but to be formally established as a special interest section they must have the support of at least four full members, and should have a clear set of aims and objectives, as well as an annual work plan. No funding can be provided at this early stage from ATLAS, but subject to approval from the Executive special interest groups may make funding applications using the ATLAS name. All the participating institutions within a special interest group should be ATLAS members.

Support and advice for SIGs

More about support and advice for SIGs can be found here.
More about support and advice for organising a SIG meeting can be found here.


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