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The Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) was established in 1991 to develop transnational educational 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 webinar

We congratulate Dimitri Ioannides and Paolo Russo with the very succesfull ATLAS webinar on "Tourism in the Shadow of Neoliberalism: Tracing (IM)Mobilities and Alienation in the Contemporary Metropolis" which took place on Tuesday October 17th.

Please find here the weblink to access the recording:

You can easily view this recording if you have ADOBE CONNECT on your computer / laptop. HERE you can find how to install and use ADOBE CONNECT.

 Tourism Today

Papers from the ATLAS 2016 annual conference in Canterbury have been published in a special edition of the Tourism Today. The theme of this special edition is Cultural Tourism and is edited by Jim Butcher.

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 ATLAS Middle East Tourism and Hospitality
We are happy to announce the First ATLAS Middle East Conference- a special Tourism and Hospitality Track of the 4th International ERPBSS Conference at Middlesex University Dubai January 16th-18th, 2018.

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Upcoming ATLAS events
Jan-16-18 ATLAS Middle East Tourism and Hospitality
Dubai, UAE
Feb-15-18 ATLAS SIG Dark Tourism - Dark Tourism and Higher Education
Amsterdam, Netherlands
Feb-21-18 ATLAS SIG Gastronomy - New approaches for providing customer experiences in gastronomy tourism
Bergamo, Italy
Apr-12-18 ATLAS Cultural Tourism - Participatory culture and new challenges for tourism
Barcelona, Spain
Sep-26-18 ATLAS annual conference 2018 - Destination Dynamics
Copenhagen, Denmark
Patron members
Leeds Metropolitan University

Leeds Metropolitan University


New publications
From cultural tourism to creative tourism - Part 1: The changing context of cultural tourism
From cultural tourism to creative tourism - Part 1: The changing context of cultural tourism

Edited By Greg Richards and Julie Wilson


Upcoming member events
January 16 - 18, 2018 - Dubai, UAE
Emerging Research Paradigms in Business an...
February 02 - 04, 2018 - Auckland, New Zealand
Knowledge as Disobedience, Expression and ...
February 20 - 22, 2018 - Liverpool, UK
Regeneration, Enterprise, Sport and Touris...
March 15 - 17, 2018 - Paris, France
Short-term tourism rentals: observation, r...
May 22 - 24, 2018 - Bournemouth, UK
Innovation in Hospitality: Connecting stak...
June 03 - 05, 2018 - Pyhä fell, Finland
Learning with Nature – The Future of Touri...
June 14 - 16, 2018 - London, UK
Tangible Intangible Heritage(s)
June 26 - 28, 2018 - Buxton, England
Tourism Hospitality & Events in a Changing...
July 04 - 06, 2018 - Leeds, UK
Events Management Educators Forum
August 06 - 08, 2018 - Tshwane, South Africa
Collaboration and Co-creation Opportunitie...