Department of Tourism and Transport
The Department of Tourism and Transport has an outstanding global reputation for teaching and impactful research.
Our Department has a strong focus on forward-thinking ideas and innovation. With exceptional industry connections, our team is dedicated to delivering research that engages with current challenges in the tourism and transport sector. Our research themes include:
- Autonomous vehicles and aviation
- Destination management and marketing
- Smart tourism and big data
- Sustainable tourism and climate change
- Tourism economics and forecasting
Study with us
We offer a range of courses that aim to deliver a fundamental understanding of tourism and transport alongside a detailed study of core management and business principles.
Our staff are globally renowned in the fields of tourism and transport. This allows us to provide cutting edge education across undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral studies while also being a global centre of thought leadership in tourism research.Dr Albert Kimbu, Reader, Head of Department of Tourism and Transport
Covid-19 research in hospitality and tourism
Our research aims to understand the needs and requirements of businesses and travellers to be able to return to a new normality when it comes to travelling and the prosperity of businesses.
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Surrey subjects ranked amongst the best in the world by the 2021 Global Ranking of Academic Subjects
Dr Jason Chen
Associate Professor in Tourism and Events Management, Director of Postgraduate Research
Professor Gang Li
Professor of Tourism Economics, Director of International Relations, Director of the Centre for Competitiveness of the Visitor Economy
Professor Caroline Scarles
Professor of Technology in Society, Director of Centre of Digital Transformation in the Visitor Economy
Dr Brigitte Stangl
Senior Lecturer in Tourism, Director of Communications, Acting Director of the Centre for Digital Transformation in the Visitor Economy