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 will not be cancelled due to the Covid-19, it will be a virtual conference!

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 - now re-opened to allow for virtual contributions to be submitted!

7-10 June 2020 Virtual Conference

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

Call for expressions of interest in book contributions

Teaching Tourism: Innovative, values-based learning experiences for transformative practices

This edited book, published by Edward Elgar Publishing, sets out to provide a series of tools for instructors; from short exercises that open up conversations, to complex assignments that will help students think deeply about the consequences of actions to be taken while remaining hopeful that they can effect real change. More information on the call 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

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.


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