Tourism (interuniversity: UMA, UA, UCA, UCM, UEX, ULL, Nebrija, UOC, URJC, USC, US, UVIGO)

Economic Analysis of the Tourism Sector

We welcome proposals focussing on the economic dimensions of tourism in the context of urban and regional development, touristic mobility and new economic models (for example the sharing economy or the circular economy). 

Thesis Proposals


Research Groups

L2.1 Economic structure of tourism
*Analysis of the potential for interaction between the development of digitalisation processes and the different dimensions of sustainability (Digitainability) in the field of tourism and leisure activities.


L2.2 Tourism communication
* The perception of sustainability on social media and online in general, both from tourism companies and destinations, and how this affects business aspects and other matters.

Dr. Lluís Garay


L2.3 Air transport and access to tourism
* Aviation and environmental impact.
* Air connectivity and accessibility. Especially in terms of remote regions and competition in global markets.
* Public policy and market regulation regarding air transportation.
* How digital transformation affects the passenger experience and the management of airline companies.


L2.4 Tourism policy
* Multi-level governance mechanisms and sustainable tourism.
* Political-economic management of sustainability/responsibility, viewed from different angles.
Dr. Lluís Garay NOUTUR
L2.5 Collaborative economy and tourism
* Analyse the processes and strategies for adapting the tourism platform economy (TPE) to the current context of constant change in Spain. Identify the vectors underpinning these adaptation processes, the performativities and modifications in the strategies applied to the use of TPEs in different territorial contexts and economic activities.
* Study the impacts and the specific restructuring and reshaping processes brought about by the different developments of the TPE in Spain, considering the main tourist destination typologies (urban, sun and beach, inland), both as regards the activity's different stakeholders and with respect to other sectors that are closely related to or impacted by the activity (from the primary sector and industry to other service sectors).
* Identify good practices driven by social and corporate mobilization, and the innovations in the formulation of public policies and tourism regulation that pursue the TPE's transition toward a model that fosters social, economic and environmental justice.

L2.6 Rural Coworking, digital nomadism and tourism mobilities

Topics related to rural Coworking initiatives, digital nomadism practices and tourism mobilities in the context of the new rurality and interior regions.

Dra. Julie Wilson