Defining the Future of Tourism


The Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute (EFTI) is one of the leading tourism research institutes in the world. EFTI is involved in both applied and theoretic research, publishes a White Paper Series focusing on the future of tourism, hosts workshops and training which support decision making in key areas of tourism management.

EFTI now supports four research centers: The Tourism Crisis Management Initiative (TCMI), The National Laboratory of Technology and eCommerce (NLTeC), and the Office of International Tourism Education and Training (OITET). Through these centers researchers address important issues in the areas of: destination management & marketing, crisis management, tourism analytics, information technology & tourism, social entrepreneurship, sustainable tourism development, tourism education and tourism insights.

We invite you to become partners in innovative research which contributes to the tourism industry and helps shape the future of tourism. We hope that you find EFTI to be a valuable resource for your own tourism projects.

Learn more about the Eric Friedheim Tourism Institute.