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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 Internship

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

 VIDEO ATLAS Annual Conference 2023 Bad Gleichenberg, Austria


 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
Nov-17-22 ATLAS Latin America Conference - New challenges for tourism in Latin America
Bogota, Colombia
Jun-14-23 CultSense & ATLAS SIG CT - Bridging Cultures through Travel: From theory to practice
Rotterdam, Netherlands
Oct-10-23 ATLAS annual conference 2023 - Quality of Life: Health, Tourism and Climate
Bad Gleichenberg, Austria
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 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 20 - 22, 2022 - Opatija, Croatia
THI - Tourism & Hospitality Industry – Tre...
November 17 - 19, 2022 - Lodz, Poland
ITC - Tourism – Going Back/Forward to Sust...
November 24 - 26, 2022 - Helsinki, Finland
HHBIC - Twin transition: New opportunities...
November 30 - 02, 2022 - Breda, Netherlands
CBTS - Tourism and Consumer Behaviour in a...
April 19 - 21, 2023 - Split, Croatia
Women in Tourism: Lessons Learned or Lesso...
May 23 - 25, 2023 - Leeuwarden, Netherlands
CHME - Game-changers in the Hospitality In...
December 11 - 13, 2023 - Dunedin, New Zealand
World Leisure - Leisure: Learn well, live ...