Who We Are

ITSA is uniquely devoted to scholarly exchange between researchers and practitioners focusing on the growth of tourism worldwide, especially in Asia. Founded in 2006 in Hangzhou, China, ITSA is now headquartered in Washington DC, USA and has offices in London and Shanghai.


Our organization is committed to developing a global tourism leadership forum that facilitates improvements in global hospitality and tourism.


ITSA is unique among international associations of tourism scholars and practitioners. It is the only such association with offices in China and the U.K., and has the mission to encourage interaction and cooperation between members in developing and developed countries.

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By joining ITSA, you can share the unique benefits of close collaborations, new data and research findings. You can attend stimulating conferences and programs to improve your scholarship and help make global tourism better than ever. Click here to learn more.



“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson”

International Tourism Studies Association (ITSA)