Our lab conducts scientific research to advance the scholarship of agritourism and sustainable tourism while promoting societal well-being.

Our Vision is to become a recognized research lab serving local, national and international communities through innovative and applied research in the fields of agritourism and sustainable tourism by:

  • Contributing to the scholarly advancement of social, environmental, and economic dimensions of tourism.
  • Finding sustainable solutions to promote societal well-being.
  • Maintaining a level of excellence through constant evaluation and adaptation to changing contexts, in the areas of research techniques, technology, and teaching methodology.
  • Fostering collaborations and mentorship among faculty and graduate students to build the future generation of academic and professional leaders in sustainable tourism.


Please contact us if you want to learn more about our lab:

E-mail: carla_barbieri@ncsu.edu
Phone: (919) 513-0351
Address: 3028D Biltmore Hall; Campus Box 8004
Raleigh, NC 27695
Skype: carla.columbia