Our Story

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 now 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.

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 stronger and more sustainable than ever. 

Our Executive Committee

ITSA’s governance is led by an international group of distinguished tourism scholars

Our Regional Vice Presidents

ITSA’s work around the world is led by a network of Regional Vice Presidents

Research Domain Leadership

ITSA’s programme to advance tourism scholarship through international collaboration and innovative research