GWU School of Business' International Institute of Tourism Studies
The International Institute of Tourism Studies at The George Washington University is a world class educational institution that has been involved with tourism development and education for over 20 years. Situated within the School of Business, GW’s Tourism Programs include several professional development programs targeted at building human capacity in a relatively short time frame. Additionally, GW offers an on-line master of tourism program ranked in the top 25 on-line business degrees in the US. GW is known for its experience in international tourism development at the national, regional, and local levels. This includes tourism destination management, event management, hospitality management, conservation, parks and protected areas, and other areas. GW just completed its tenure as Chair of the World Tourism Organization Education Council, a council of the world’s leading tourism educational institutions. GW is now serving on the Board of Directors for the new UNWTO Center of Excellence on Destinations, which is sponsored by Tourism Montreal, National Geographic Society, Canadian government agencies and selected government tourism authorities.