Academic, Education & Scientific Organisations

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A selection of Academic, Education & Scientific Organisations associated with tourism, travel, and environmental studies.

Academic, Education & Scientific Organisations || Tourism and Hospitality Education.  See also Tourism Research Resources > Academic

The web sites selected will generally have a range of freely available research papers and articles, libraries, information about current research, and contact details for programmes and study groups.

The Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University "...houses writing resources and instructional material, and we provide these as a free service of the Writing Lab at Purdue. Students, members of the community, and users worldwide will find information to assist with many writing projects. Teachers and trainers may use this material for in-class and out-of-class instruction."  Here's the site-map.  Covers everything you need to know, and lots you didn't know you needed, for academic and professional writing, including how to avoid plagarism and intellectual theft issues.


Academic, Education & Scientific Organisations

Valuing World Heritage Cities New "is the first in-depth historical analysis of the construction of heritage value in the context of cities in the transnational discourses of heritage. This unique and timely contribution will be of interest to scholars and students working in Heritage Studies, Cultural Geography, Urban Studies and Tourism."  Affiliate link to eBook.

  • The Tourism Studies Working Group "is an advanced tourism studies and research forum U.C. Berkeley."  Web site design is now outdated but still functional, and colloquium series announcments are still current.
  • International Small Islands Studies Association Updated "ISISA is a voluntary, non-profit and independent organisation. Our objectives are to study islands on their own terms, and to encourage free scholarly discussion on small island related matters such as islandness, smallness, insularity, dependency, resource management and environment, and the nature of island life.  ISISA - 18th 'Islands of the World' Conference - Zadar and area, Croatia - 13-17 June 2022."   Conference announcements, newsletters, links and blog.
  • ATLAS, European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education "The European Association Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) was established in 1991 to develop transnational educational initiatives in tourism and leisure." You need to be a member or join the email list to get more information, but the publications appear useful and economical.
  • Centre for Science and Environment, India "The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) is a public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi. CSE researches into, lobbies for and communicates the urgency of development that is both sustainable and equitable."  Excellent web site with links to stories, issues and research of interest on the subcontinent.  A must visit!
  • International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)  "ICOMOS is a global non-governmental organization associated with UNESCO. Its mission is to promote the conservation, protection, use and enhancement of monuments, building complexes and sites. It participates in the development of doctrine and the evolution and distribution of ideas, and conducts advocacy." English and Français.
  • IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature, "...is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together".  Extensive resources including academic publications available for download as PDFs, conservation tools and databases.
  • Sustainable Mountain Development: from the "Convention on Biological Diversity, Agenda 21, Chapter 13 Managing fragile ecosystems: sustainable mountain development."  See also Mountain Ecotourism and Sustainable Development
  • The Institute for Tourism"is the only scientific public institute in Croatia specializing in research and consultancy services in tourism. Its expertise is based on scientific work, permanent research activities and the continuous education of its multidisciplinary team."  UNWTO affilate member.  Site in English and Hrvatski. Note: http only available. Updated
  • TOURISM GEOGRAPHIES: Updated An International Journal of Tourism Space, Place and Environment.  "This site supplements the Routledge / Taylor & Francis publisher site for Tourism Geographies.  The difference between the two sites is that this one is maintained by the journal's editor-in-chief, Alan A. Lew, and provides resources that may not be as easily accessible on the T&F website."
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Web sites offering information about course providers, and university and college libraries with useful resources.

See also Ecotourism Associations and Organisations, Industry Associations and Societies, Outdoor Recreation and Adventure Activities and Tourism Research Resources.

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