Framework: In tourism and hospitality industry, it is important to increase tourism expenditure and to attract visitors in a profitable way, but it is also necessary to complement these practices with the creation of authentic and memorable experiences, the increasing of the well-being of the residents, the promotion of social justice and gender equality and the preservation of natural and cultural assets.
Social and economic geography
Sustainable Tourism and Territories is one of the research areas of The Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being (CinTurs) (https://www.cinturs.pt/site/)
Contributing knowledge towards a sustainable and resilient society” is the 4th research objective of CIMA and aims to: communicate scientific knowledge to diverse audiences; support authorities in planning, developing, and implementing coastal and maritime strategies; and participate in national and international organizations for the management of natural marine resources.
Tourism, Culture, Society and Language - It includes the cultural and historical dimensions, the sociological and anthropological approaches to tourism, and the ‘tourism products’ (e.g. culture and religion, heritage, literature, gastronomy and a broad range of the so-called ‘new’ forms of tourism). Ethics and social responsibility in tourism have now become consolidated research topics. Locally-lived language practices also play a major role in tourism and mobility practices.
Since the creation of the team in 1982 by the founders of the institute, its researchers have been interested not only in the practices of space transformation but also in the doctrines, paradigms, ideas and theories on which they are based. This orientation has led us to build tools for observation, analysis and evaluation, but also to examine theories, discourses and representations.