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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 annual conference in Girona

The University of Girona, Faculty of Tourisme, is pleased to welcome you at the ATLAS annual conference, which will take place next month (17-20 September, 2019). Please register here!

 Tourism Sector Shared Workshop

During the ATLAS annual conference the NTG and the INCOME Tourism project are co-organising a special day to bring together tourism education and the tourism industry on Friday September 20th 2019. The purpose of this day will be to bring together professionals from both the tourism industry, tourism education, and governments to talk about the needs in tourism education.


Upcoming ATLAS events
Sep-17-19 ATLAS Annual conference - Tourism Transformations
Girona, Spain
Sep-17-19 ATLAS PhD Seminar - Publishing research in tourism
Girona, Spain
Nov-20-19 ATLAS Latin America conference - Tourism development and social resilience in Latin America
Bogota, Colombia
Nov-21-19 ATLAS SIG meeting - Heritage Tourism and Education
Macau, China
Patron members
Zuyd University, Centre for Cultural Tourism Research

Zuyd University, Centre for Cultural Tourism Research


New publications
From cultural tourism to creative tourism - Part 3: Changing places, the spatial challenge of creativity
From cultural tourism to creative tourism - Part 3: Changing places, the spatial challenge of creativity

Greg Richards and Julie Wilson (2008)

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 23 - 25, 2019 - Roskilde, Denmark
NORDIC - Tourism and Hospitality Research...
November 25 - 27, 2019 - Tenerife, Spain
Tourism in Islands in the XXI Century: Dyn...
December 11 - 13, 2019 - Queenstown, New Zealand
ANZALS - The Diversity of Leisure
June 09 - 11, 2020 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands
INC - Revisiting Co-creation and Co-destru...