Tourism Naturally is a conference designed to address the myriad of issues that arise as tourism businesses, infrastructure, travelers, and hosts interact in overlapping economic, cultural, social, and environmental spheres. Our mission is to increase professionalism and effectiveness in the travel and tourism field.
The tourism inustry operates at the intersection of business and the environment. Tourism can improve human health and well-being while serving as a catalyst for increasing appreciation and stewardship of the natural world, but it can also destroy the very destinations that draw travelers. The economic importance of cultural and nature-based tourism is a major factor in the travel industry. This shows that tourism is a complex, multi-level phenomenon that is best understood using tools from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds. Tourism research can inform and guide industry decisions to address real-world problems and to proactively plan for a sustainable future. Industry innovators also bring important lessons and perspectives to the table for building ecological and societal integrity, and industry sustainability.
TNC 2018 will feature leading thinkers in tourism research and practice who will provide a special focus on landscape, nature, culture, health, and well-being. We invite you to join us and help set the precedent for future tourism research, innovation, and collaboration as well as to strenghten research in the field of nature based tourism.