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Salvador Antón Clavé

Coastal tourism destinations. Development and redevelopment in the Mediterranean
5 settembre 2009, ore 17:30
Aula Magna, Asilo Sella
Lungomare Garibaldi, Alghero

International Summer Shool 2009
Candies and submarines. Tourist policies are territorial policies.
4th-13th september 2009

The current Mediterranean tourism development model started during the first European tourist revolution in the 50s and 60s. As a result, tourism has created a number of different types of destinations. Some of these destinations are implementing strategies that are changing its tourism microenvironment. At the same time, new destinations appear and new spaces have been identified as targets for the tourism gaze. According to it, this lecture will introduce a theoretical debate about conditions of tourism development and redevelopment in the Mediterranean and some issues for a research and management agenda.

Salvador Anton Clavé is the Director of the School of Tourism and Leisure at the University Rovira i Virgili (URV) in Catalonia, Spain. He is also the General Director of the Tourism and Leisure Science Park at the same University. He completed his Ph.D. in Geography at URV in 1995. He has been visiting researcher at the universities of Exeter and Nottingham (England), Marne-la-Vallée (France) and George Washington University and Rutgers-the State University of New Jersey (USA). He is author, co-author and co-editor of several books such as Análisis Territorial del Turismo (Geographical Analysis of Tourism) (Ariel, 1997), Planificación territorial del turismo (Tourism Spatial Planning) (UOC, 2005) and The global theme park industry (CABI, 2007). He has also widely published book chapters and articles for specialized journals on coastal destinations restructuring, leisure parks development, urban tourism, tourism strategic planning and tourism as a tool for local and regional development. He has been invited to give courses and lectures at several universities and in many conferences and seminars.

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