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?

Euro-TEFI 2017 20-22 August 2017 Call for Papers. Building our stories: Co-creating tourism futures in research and practice

Aalborg University, Copenhagen, In this conference we seek to share and co-create tourism stories that will lead us towards sustainable, caring citizenship for tourism. More information is available here.

NEW CALL FOR PAPERS!! The Disruptive Power of Caring in Tourism Education - Special Issue of JTTT

This special issue is inspired by the TEFI 9 conference on the same theme, which took place in British Columbia in the summer of 2016, but we are pleased to consider manuscripts from authors who did not attend the conference as well.  We welcome any submissions that fit within the wide theme of intersections between care and tourism education. More information 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.