Centre for tourism studies


We are multidisciplinary research and teaching center focused on tourism and leisure. We are interntionally renowed project partner with good reputation and research quality. We focus on nature and wellbeing tourism through tourism marketing and product development. We are also experts on digital business in tourism and have clear vision on how information and communication technologies are impacting tourism.

We also coordinate Finnish University Network for Tourism Studies and together with Finnish and international partners we organize tourism and leisure education and training.



Our mission is to produce independent research and know-how for the development of tourism industry and to support decision making of the stakeholders of tourism industry. 


Our vision is to be an international expert on nature and wellbeing tourism and to have recognized know-how in digital tourism. Our research is of high quality, internationally networked and valued by various tourism stakeholders.