ATLAS - European Association of Tourism and Leisure Education, Netherlands


The European Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) was established in 1991 to develop transnational educational initiatives in tourism and leisure. Recently designated as a 'European Thematic Network' for the tourism and leisure subject areas by DGXXIII of the European Commission, ATLAS provides a forum to promote staff and student exchange, transnational research and to facilitate curriculum and professional development. It currently has over 150 members in 30 countries.

The Objectives of ATLAS are:



What does ATLAS do?

ATLAS promotes links between member institutions through regular meetings and information exchange. The main activities of ATLAS currently are:


ATLAS has been particularly involved in research projects on cultural tourism and sustainable tourism. A major international study on cultural tourism has been running since 1992, with surveys of cultural tourists being conducted by ATLAS members in 1992 and 1997. These surveys have demonstrated the importance of the cultural tourism market in Europe, and the role that cultural producers play in shaping the European cultural tourism product. ATLAS has also worked together with members in the UK and Spain to develop a sustainable tourism management education programme the results of which were published in 1996.

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Information Source

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ATLAS, Tilburg University
PO Box 90153, LE Tilburg, Netherlands, 5000
Telephone +31 13 466 2313 Facsimile +31 13 466 2370
E-Mail [email protected] Web URL http://cwis.kub.nl/~fsw_2/vtw/atlas/atlas.htm