TEFI represents a new and inclusive tourism academy. It is a social movement comprised of people (educators, researchers, industry actors and community members), who seek to progress an alternative type of tourism that is sustainable and just, that delivers blended social, economic and environmental value, and that promotes vibrant flourishing communities.


What’s new?

NEW Conference Announcement - TEFI10 Conference

Knowing with nature – The future of tourism education in the Anthropocene

3 - 6 June 2018 Pyhä, Finland

The Multidimensional Tourism Institute (MTI), University of Lapland, together with Tourism Education Futures Initiative (TEFI ) is proud to organise the first TEFI conference held in Finland. For more information and to see the Call for Papers, go to the TEFI10 conference page or the University of Lapland's conference website for more information about registration, program and practical matters.


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

We seek to deepen theoretical engagement of storytelling in tourism education, to better understand the power of stories in the co-creation of values, in shared learning, and in the co-production of future actions. 

If you are interested in contributing to this special issue, please submit a 500-word abstract to Brendan Paddison b.paddison@yorksj.ac.uk by 2nd February 2018.  Full papers will be due on 30th June 2018, and should be no longer than 7000 words, including references.

More information on the call, here.


7th - 20th May 2017 (to be confirmed)

This two-week walking workshop is 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.