The Finnish Society for Tourism Research

The Finnish Society for Tourism Research was established in spring 2004. The aim of the activities is to enhance multidisciplinary research in tourism and leisure studies, and to increase interest in and appreciation for these fields of research. The Society implements its aims by

  • organising meetings and other events within its sphere of interest
  •  keeping in touch with national and international research organisations
  •  giving grants for research within tourism and leisure
  • publishing research in the given fields

Membership in the Society is open for persons or legal communities doing research in tourism and leisure, or those studying, utilising and enhancing it. Membership applications are to be sent by email to Hanna Lak, Secretary of the Society, at  matkailututkimuksenseura [at] She will forward the applications to the Board for acceptance. Membership fee is agreed on in the annual meeting of the Society. At the moment it is  40 € (25 € for student members (bachelor and master level)).

Members´ benefits

Members are entitled to a discount on the annual symposium for tourism and leisure research. The Society also occasionally organises other events where all members are welcome.  Additionally, information on issues related to tourism and leisure research is distributed to all members by email.