Sustainability evidence-based policy making
Our team was behind the creation of the European Tourism Indicator System (ETIS), and we continue to engage with governments to use sustainability evidence to take more informed policy decisions. In 2019, we worked with municipalities in South Sardinia, Italy on sustainability evidence-based policy making.
We recently created the Global Sustainable Tourism Dashboard in collaboration with Griffith University. This dynamic online tool presents a range of sustainability indicators for the tourism sector, and aims to provide a broader insight into how the sector is contributing to key sustainability goals at the global level. In 2018, we wrote a manual to transfer best practices on sustainable tourism policy making, park of the Interreg Mitomed+ project.
In 2017, we advised the Catalan Tourist Board on their 2017 marketing plans, centred around repositioning Catalonia as a sustainable tourist destination. We were also commissioned to develop a white paper for the city of Barcelona on how its tourist board could redesign its marketing strategy to achieve more sustainable development.
Research groups and centres
We have a world-class reputation for our research in hospitality, tourism, transport and events.