The Tourism & Leisure Studies Research Network is thankful for the contributions and support of the following organizations.

International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM)

Network Partner

The International Institute for the Inclusive Museum (iiiM) is a not-for-profit that subsumes the Pacific Asia Observatory for Cultural Diversity in Human Development established in 2004 as part of the Action Plan of the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity (2001). It brings together clusters of research and capacity building institutions along with arts, museums, heritage and environmental agencies across the world. The criteria for participation include demonstrated commitment to the ICOM Code of Ethics (2004); ICOM Cultural Diversity Charter (2010); and the Soft and Hard Law Instruments of UNESCO. ( Networking all over the world and with active engagement through social media, the iiiM platform enhances constructive exchanges across research networks and promotes state of the art online research, learning, and teaching systems. A strategic partner with the prestigious Common Ground Publishing, iiiM is driven by UN Sustainable Development Goals as defined in Transforming Our World - the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Anant National University

Network Partner

Anant National University (AnantU), India’s first Design University, is located in an expansive, lush green campus in the World Heritage City of Ahmedabad. AnantU aims to bridge the gap between contemporary socio-economic challenges and sustainable solutions through design thinking. Its widely acclaimed, international and national faculty facilitate a holistic design education with a liberal arts perspective. The academic experience at the university focuses on developing the self, while simultaneously building domain expertise and providing industry exposure. AnantU offers full-time programmes at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels.

UNESCO-UNITWIN Network on Culture Tourism & Development

2022 Conference Partner

Muziris Heritage Projects

2022 Conference Partner

The Muziris heritage Project utilizes at a global level the possibilities of a region, which lost its glory centuries ago. Muziris is an ancient port town in little Kerala still holds a kind of beauty that is filled with history and culture. And through the project, we get ready to travel back in time for centuries. What this old port town dishes out to us along with history and culture, are the remnants of its past glory, still observable in features like place-names, architecture, diet etc.

University of Dubrovnik

2020/2021 Conference Partner

The University of Dubrovnik is the “youngest university in Croatia. It was established in 2003. on the foundations of a very long tradition which goes back to the 17th century, but also on decades of modern higher education.

By its programs, its organisation and its technical equipment, the University of Dubrovnik can be stands among very modern educational institutions.

Florida International University

2019 Conference Partner

As Miami's first and only public research university, offering bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees, FIU is worlds ahead in its service to the academic and local community.

Designated as a top-tier research institution, FIU emphasizes research as a major component in the university's mission. The Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine and the School of Computing and Information Sciences' Discovery Lab, are just two of many colleges, schools, and centers that actively enhance the university’s ability to set new standards through research initiatives.

Lanzarote Tourism Board

2018 Conference Partner

The Society for the Foreign Promotion of Lanzarote, S.A. is a joint commercial entity created in November 2006 with the aim of becoming the promotional body of Lanzarote. Its members and shareholders are Cabildo de Lanzarote, EPEL-CACTs., Chamber of Commerce, ASOLAN, AETUR, FELAPYME and the seven city councils of Lanzarote (Arrecife, Haría, Teguise, San Bartolomé, Tías, Tinajo and Yaiza).

Canary Islands

2018 Conference Partner

Escuela Universitaria de Turismo de Lanzarote

2018 Conference Partner

The Lanzarote University School of Tourism (EUTL) is a university center attached to the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) whose mission is the integral training of tourism professionals capable of adapting to changing circumstances and combining the application of knowledge together with practical activities aimed at the promotion of sustainability.

Institute of Sustainable Tourism and Economic Development (Tides)

Network Partner

The Institute of Sustainable Tourism and Economic Development, Tides, which belongs to the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC), is a research institute that includes 70 researchers whose objectives are to undertake research in tourism of excellence, generating and disseminating scientific knowledge to be integrated in the international networks of tourism of excellence. The institute also provides education, training, and awareness for the improvement of tourism development, and it applies the resulting knowledge towards the improvement of economic, social, and environmental tourism in diverse destinations. The Tides Institute is in charge of research in tourism at ULPGC and has contributed to the university ranking now in fourth position among the different research centres in Europe for scientific productivity on tourism; second position in the world, shared with other universities, for scientific productivity on marketing and management for destinations; fourth position at a worldwide level for scientific productivity in research on brand and image; and first position in Iberoamercia in scientific productivity in hospitality*.

The Tides Institute holds the one and the only UNESCO chair in the world on tourism and sustainable development with collaborating projects in eighteen countries in Africa and Latin America.

* Park, K., Phillips, W.J., Canter, D. y Abbott, J. (2011) “Hospitality and Tourism Research Rankings by Author, University, and Country using Six Major Journals: The First Decade of the New Millennium” Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research, 35 (3): 381-416.

University Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Network Partner

The ULPGC is located on the island of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). The ULPGC is a modern institution with a long academic track record, committed to quality, efficiency and modernity. It has 21 centres, 1 ascribed centre in Lanzarote, 42 undergraduate degrees, 18 official postgraduate programs, 5 on-line qualifications, 45 ULPGC masters and university expert programs and 3 special training programs. Research activities reflect the multi-disciplinary nature of our 36 Departments: 12 in engineering and architecture, 11 in science and health sciences, 6 in social and legal sciences and 7 in art and humanities. ULPGC research includes cutting-edge Project in such wide-ranging subjects as tourism, sustainability, oceanography, marine science, aquaculture, computer robotics, nutrition, ITC, renewable energies, transport economy, business organization, town planning, among others. There are more than 1,500 researchers at the ULPGC carrying out important research work under the auspices of the University’s 161 research groups and research centres, some of which are leaders in their field at an international level, as in tourism research.

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