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Tourism, Heritage and Space



Tourism, Heritage and Space

The TERRITUR research group conducts critical and applied research on tourism in its relationship with societal changes, natural and cultural heritage, and as a factor in transforming landscapes and territories.

Researchers from various Portuguese higher education institutions are part of this research group at the Centre for Geographic Studies, within the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning at ULisboa. Our activity is fully aligned with the socio-ecological concerns of sustainable development, and it is the mission of our research group to help chart paths that contribute to environmentally and socially responsible tourism.

Our research is organized into three axes:

  1. Destination management and tourism planning
  • Political economy of tourism and production of tourist places
  • Destination image and branding of places
  • Urban tourism
  • Tourism in environmentally sensitive areas (coastal zones, protected areas, etc.)
  • Monitoring of tourist saturation and policy responses to counter "overtourism"
  1. Culture(s), leisure and sociabilities
  • Critical heritage studies
  • Tourism and urban cultures
  • Arts, creativity, and territorial development
  • Social conflicts and cultural changes generated by tourism
  1. New trends and innovations in tourism
  • ICTs and smart tourism
  • Platform capitalism and tourism
  • Alternative tourism and niche tourism
  • Sustainable tourism and ecotourism
  • Tourism and climate change

The TERRITUR research group is associated with the ATLAS (Association for Tourism and Leisure Education and Research) and supports advanced training at IGOT-ULisboa, particularly in the Doctoral Programme in Tourism and the Master's Programme in Tourism and Communication. Researchers from TERRITUR are part of networks such as the Strategic Action for Tourism - Tourism 3S, the Tourism Research Network in Times of Pandemic, PriMob-IMISCOE, and the National Tourism Platform.



28.05.2024 | 17h00 - 18h30
Sala de Conferências Jorge Gaspar (IGOT)