TEFI's mission is to be the leading, forward-looking network that inspires, informs and supports tourism researchers, educators, those working in the sector to passionately and courageously transform the world for the better.

What’s new?

NEW - The next TEFI conference is just around the corner

TEFI 2020 - What’s Tourism got to do with it?

Re-purposing tourism: engaging our radical in tourism education, please visit the page with a Call for Papers!

7-10 June 2020 York, UK

York St John University, UK, together with Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI ) are proud to organise the TEFI11 conference in early June 2020 in Yorkshire. More information and a Call for Papers, is available here.

FORTHCOMING Special Issue Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism

Knowing with Nature - The Future of Tourism Education in the Anthropocene

Tourism education, and the knowledge that is produced within the tourism curricula, can, to a certain extent, be held accountable for the conflicting and fragile relationship between tourism and the Earth systems. This special issue is due to be published in the summer of 2020 More information on the call, which is now closed, is here.

NEW Recent Publications

Special Issue Tourism Recreation Research: Critical Issues in Tourism Co-creation
Special Issue Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism: Building our stories: Co-creating tourism futures in tourism research, education and practice


May 2020 (to be confirmed)

This two-week walking workshop is primarily aimed at students from Purdue and Guelph universities and is organised in association with the charity Moving Mountains and the award-winning responsible travel company Adventure Alternative. More information is available here.


The TEFI Recommendations for Promoting Gender Equity and Balance in Conferences and Editorial Boards is available! Click here for details.