University of Minnesota
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
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Department of Applied Economics

William Gartner

William Gartner Professor
Extension Educator

Phone: 612-625-5248

332E Ruttan Hall
1994 Buford Avenue
St Paul, MN 55108

Ph.D., Michigan State University, 1981.

Tourism development - domestic and international, image formation, seasonal homes, economic impact, destination branding.

He is the author of a book on tourism development and another on trends in recreation and tourism. He has been published, among others, in the Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Travel Research, Leisure Sciences, Travel and Tourism Marketing, International Consumer Marketing, and Tourism Management.

He has served on the Executive Committee for the International Academy for the Study of Tourism including four years as President and another four as Chair. He is doing work in the areas of development economics, transportation barriers, amenities and attributes of highway systems, seasonal home development, visitor profiles, economic impact and destination brand equity.



Tourism Center

Areas of Expertise

Community, Economic & Rural Development

Macroeconomics, Growth & Development