What is scientific tourism?

“Scientific tourism is an activity where visitors participate in the generation and dissemination of scientific knowledge, carried out by research and development centres.

(INST Network, Valdivia 29 April 2019).

Scientific tourism is conceived as a bridge between the world of science and tourism, bringing together inhabitants of the territories and their visitors, of all nationalities and cultures, motivated by the advancement of human knowledge.

Scientific tourism is based on the scientific method and the advancement of knowledge to contribute to the understanding and resolution of environmental and social challenges of territories attractive for tourism.

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Scientific Tourism seeks to promote scientific research within tourism and learning travels | 2012-2017

The principles of sustainability are taking root at the local level through the construction of new productive rationalities, sustained in cultural values and meanings, in the ecological potentialities of nature, and in the social appropriation of science and technology

Beyond sustainable development. La construcción de una racionalidad ambiental para la sustentabilidad: una visión desde América Latina.

Categories of Scientific Tourism

Focusing mainly on the transmission of knowledge.

Expeditions or adventurous and sport trips with scientific purpose

The focus is on the participation of non-scientists or trainees in ongoing research processes.

The approach is purely scientific production but with a component of knowledge transmission and research processes by members or associated actors of the project.