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Research Overview

International Tourism Research and Development Center (ITRDC):

The objective of ITRDC is the development and transfer of knowledge towards the sustainable development of tourism destinations and the well-being of tourists, visited communities and employees in the tourism industry. ITRDC is an inter-disciplinary network of academics, researchers and research students who have a particular interest in any aspects of tourism studies. At IITTM our research environment supports the research capacity and capability of staff at all stages of their career. Our research culture is ambitious, inclusive and innovative, focusing in particular on the societal impact of our research and the co-creation of new knowledge with our students.

The Tourism Research Centre is an inter-disciplinary network of academics, researchers and research students who have a particular interest in any aspects of tourism studies. Tourism has a clear but complex relationship with the territory. Territories are not only spaces where tourism activities happen but, many times, the touristic resource itself, or even a set of multiple touristic resources that give rise to several products and touristic experiences. Indeed, the study of tourism phenomena requires a careful evaluation of the territories dynamics, their resources, potentialities and fragilities, since tourism can bring investment to the local economies, thus altering their economic structure, but also change the natural and humanized landscapes. In the research area of sustainable tourism and territories, the negative impacts of tourism must be addressed, in order to be minimized, so that both tourists and residents reach the maximum benefits from tourism.

The ITRDC is an inter-disciplinary network of academics, researchers and research students who have a particular interest in any aspects of tourism studies. The ITRDC aims to inspire new collaborative and individual research, consultancy and knowledge transfer projects, publications, and funding bids among its members.

Research Promotion Policy:

IITTM has a Research Board that facilitates and monitors research activities. The total R&D is organized into the major categories like Academic Research, Sponsored Research, etc. The R&D board is headed by the Director IITTM. The Research Board takes all strategic decisions, corrective actions, preparing and updating policies.

Tourism Project Consultancy Planning and Development Center (TPCPDC):

The objective of Tourism Project Consultancy Planning and development Center (TPCPDC), IITTM is the development and transfer of knowledge towards the sustainable development of tourism destinations and the well-being of tourists, visited communities and employees in the tourism industry.