EFTI is one of the leading tourism research institutes in the world
EFTI is involved in both applied and theoretical research focusing on the future of tourism which support decision making in key areas of tourism management. EFTI was created in 1992 by tourism faculty to serve tourism destinations and industries through research in Florida. Since its establishment, EFTI has been committed to excellence in research, and has evolved to become a major institute for tourism research in Florida and beyond. EFTI is dedicated to being the premier academic tourism research institute in the country with a focus on contributing to the long-term sustainability of communities in a global society.
EFTI is committed to supporting the initiatives of tourism research and learning centers in the areas of Destination Marketing and Management, Crisis Management, and Sustainability.
EFTI will become the leading voice for the Future of Tourism in Florida and the United States.