Ciset, International Centre of Studies on the Tourism Economy.

Promoting tourism as an integral part of economic and social development, creating material and cultural wealth for businesses and destinations in Italy and beyond. 

This has been Ciset's core business ever since the International Centre for Studies on Tourism Economics was set up in 1991, as a result of a partnership between Ca’Foscari University Venice, the Veneto Region and the Italian Touring Club.

The quality of the research studies and consultancy services, together with an outstanding experience in education (Master in Economics and Management of Tourism) and professional training, are unmatched in the field. National and international partners know they can count on Ciset extensive knowledge and expertise. 

The Centre provide the tourism industry, local authorities and future generations of tourism industry operators with the tools to successfully engage with the market in an innovative way.

Ciset is a member of the Business Council and of the Statistics Committee of UNWTO (United Nations’ World Tourism Organisation), a founding member of INRouTe (a network of international experts on Sub-National Measurement and Economic Analysis of Tourism), a member of IFITT (International Federation of Information Technologies and Tourism) and of the European Commission’s group of experts for ETIS (European Tourism Information System for Sustainable Management).

Ciset has a long-standing relationship with the Bank of Italy and has contributes to designing their Survey on inbound and outbound relationship in Italy.

Ciset’s top-level involvement in the planning and development of tourist destinations and enterprises, ranges from the most visited regions of Italy to the most successful companies in the sector, and encompasses top universities and leading international consultancies 



Fiorella Girardo
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