Fernando Almeida García

Fernando Almeida García
University of Malaga | UMA · Department of Geography

PhD

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Introduction
I am teaching in the Faculty of Tourism and the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Malaga. My research fields are tourism policy, management destination, territorial planning and tourism and East Asia and Mediterranean Sea. Now I studying the attitudes of residents in mass destinations and historical destinations, and the resident filling of attachment to places.
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January 2005 - present
University of Malaga
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  • Professor (Associate)

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Publications (78)
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Dark tourism is an important part of tourism at some destinations; however, little is known about the factors that influence the overall dark tourism experience. This research aims to contribute to this existing knowledge gap by improving our understanding of the nature of the dark tourism experience and its formation process. Through in-depth, sem...
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Tourism in the wine region of Central Serbia has been gaining more and more affirmation in recent years. This wine destination offers to tourists a rich wine culture and recreation. Also, as a special supplement to wine tourism, ecotourism is especially promoted, in combination with quality wines with geographical origin. The basic analysis of this...
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The present study develops a holistic analysis framework to unravel the complexity of the tourism policy process, with a special focus on the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) sector in Singapore. A qualitative approach combining two research methods was adopted: qualitative content analysis and documentary analysis. This is...
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According to most academics, different generations share common characteristics. This undoubtedly helps to better understand their behavior in different scenarios, predicting their responses. However, this seems questionable and that is the main purpose of this study. This research, although preliminary, try to confirm if millennials have common ch...
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This study aims to compare film tourism and their activities, before and during the CoViD-19 pandemic. For this purpose, a comparative analysis is carried out between 2014 and 2020, the latter date being affected by the pandemic caused by Covid-19. This study is based on 888 surveys between the mentioned two years, distributed mainly among responde...
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This study aims to investigate the representative characteristics of the projected image of Iran, a destination largely neglected in the tourism literature. The projected image was obtained through an analysis of shared photographs and content on Instagram. To that end, we selected two official pages of the Iranian Ministry of Cultural Heritage, To...
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The objectives of this research are to identify and to analyse the view of experts in tourism, geographic information system and spatial planning regarding smart tourism destinations, using the case of the city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Therefore, focusing on the convergence of the concepts of smart tourism destinations and smart cities,...
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For various reasons, some women experience solo travel in different parts of the world. However, as with many leisure activities, access to travel and tourism does not have the same distribution between different social groups, including other classes and genders (men and women). While there is a growing body of research on solo female travellers,...
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Satisfaction and perceptions of the residents towards local management were analysed at a World Heritage site such as the region of Petra, Jordan. Contributing to the context of host-guest interaction at World Heritage sites, we investigated the satisfaction towards local management. Using the Social Exchange Theory and partial least squares-struct...
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In recent years, the issue of memorable tourism experience (MTE) has garnered increasing attention from scholars and tourism practitioners. This paper provides a systematic review of 52 articles on MTE listed on the SCOPUS and WOS databases from 2012 to 2020. Qualitative analysis of the literature identified nine main categories of topics in MTE-re...
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An adequate image of a tourist destination is a key instrument to attract tourists who will contribute to the development and economic growth of the place. The objective of this study is to analyze the formation and measure of the destination image. It contains a novel analysis which breaks down the heterogeneous aspects traditionally included in t...
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This research explains how attributes perceived during the festival celebration generate loyalty in terms of satisfaction. As regard, tangible aspects (festival entertainment and aesthetics) and intangible aspects (escapism and education) shall be differentiated. A theoretical model is proposed, which explains the effects of festival attributes on...
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The destination image is a complex construction in which the different sources of information consulted are decisive. Among these information sources, we can find films, which have a relevant function to create destination images. Films are one of the factors that most influences people in their motivation to travel to a destination. The academic l...
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This study analyzes the role of residents in urban tourist destinations affected by the increase in tourist flows, which have generated various problems such as tourism, gentrification and the emergence of tourism as a threat to residents. The role of residents in tourist destinations has not been analyzed regularly during the development process o...
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The objective of this research is to propose a theoretical model based on studies on residents' quality of life in smart tourism destinations. Smart tourism destinations are territories based on information and communication technologies (ICT), which improve travelers' tourist experiences as well as affect the quality of life of residents. To know...
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This research examines the relationship between residents of a mature tourist destination and tourism. To do this, the place attachment and rootedness shown by the residents towards the place where they live are assessed, as are their attitudes and level of satisfaction towards tourism. To carry out the research, 770 surveys were completed in the c...
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This study researches both the perception of a destination and the importance of the previous visit in shaping that perception. First, the factors that influence the image (information sources and motivations) are analysed, moderated by the effect of the previous visit. Next, the gap between the projected image and the perceived image of Malaga, wh...
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This study aims to explore the trend towards gender equality in the tourism sector of the Petra region, Jordan. To do so, a mixed methods design including a questionnaire and in-depth interviews was employed for female residents of rural and urban areas in the region. The results show that women do not have favourable view of tourism’s economic imp...
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The annoyance presented by the residents in the historic centre of Malaga, due to the impact of tourism is analysed. The study area is affected by a declining population and problems presented by residents in intense tourism spaces. The existence of tourism-phobia and the elements involved in it are examined. To this end, a specific questionnaire w...
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RESUMEN. Este artículo tiene como objetivo analizar el proceso de gobernanza del turismo basada en la innovación y en el uso de las TIC como factor de desarrollo de un destino turístico inteligente, y su relación con las redes público-privadas. El análisis empírico se refiere al estudio de caso de la ciudad de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil....
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This study calls into question whether international aid agencies have involved relevant stakeholders in the tourism development planning process of the Petra region. The paper determines the advantages of the stakeholders’ participation in the tourism planning and development process by reviewing related literature, then an intensive desk research...
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This study investigates whether local residents' sociodemographics and community attachment can influence their perceptions toward the impact of tourism (economic, environmental, and sociocultural effects) and, further, whether these perceptions influence their satisfaction with local tourism management. The perceptions of 467 residents were survey...
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p>Torremolinos constituye un caso destacable que resalta la estrecha vinculación que existe entre el tipo de desarrollo turístico y los patrones de localización de la industria hotelera. Este estudio muestra la evolución de un destino maduro de sol y playa, que ha creado una notable oferta hotelera a lo largo del tiempo. Para comprender la distribu...
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RESUMEN La actividad turística es muy sensible a cualquier situación que afecte a la seguridad del turista. El terrorismo ha encontrado en los atentados en los espacios turísticos un gran eco en los medios de comunicación y una herramienta de presión hacia los gobiernos de los países afectados. Los medios de comunicación juegan un papel fundamental...
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The research objective is to analyse the destination image and corporate image of Spain among the Korean university population. We study the moderating effect of the motivation between two potential groups of tourists, escapers (tourists who travel for relaxation) and seekers (tourists who travel for seeking culture). Information was collected in S...
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Resumen: La investigación analiza el posible impacto de la gobernanza basada en la innovación y en el uso de las TIC como factor de desarrollo de un destino configurado como inteligente, y su relación con las redes público-privadas. El análisis empírico se refiere al estudio de caso de la ciudad de Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brasil. El método d...
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The research analyzes the possible impact of governance based on innovation and the use of ICT as a factor of development of a destination configured as intelligent, and its relationship with public-private networks. The empirical analysis refers to the case study of the city of Florianopolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil. The method of analysis of this...
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Land analysis regarding Costa del Sol Oriental, in the South of Spain .
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RESUMEN Singapur ha experimentado en los últimos 50 años un gran avance en términos turís-ticos y es un ejemplo de un destino con muchas limitaciones que ha logrado consolidar su liderazgo y ejercer una gran influencia en su entorno. En esta investigación se analiza la evolución de la política turística de Singapur mediante una adaptación del model...
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This research analyzes the stakeholders' views on smart tourism destinations, based on the methodology of the State Society for the Management of Innovation and Tourist Technologies, S.A. (SEGITTUR), having as case study Marbella, a city belonging to the province of Malaga (Spain). In order to reach the proposed objectives, the qualitative methodol...
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Esta investigación analiza la visión de los stakeholders sobre los destinos turísticos inteligentes, fundado en la metodología de Sociedad Estatal para la Gestión de la Innovación y las Tecnologías Turísticas, S.A. (SEGITTUR), teniendo como estudio de caso Marbella, municipio perteneciente a la provincia de Málaga (España). A fin de alcanzar los ob...
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The strong growth of mass tourism since 1950 has made this industry one of the most important in the world. Many national governments have thus implemented policies aimed at generating income from tourism. This research analyses the evolution of the Moroccan tourism policy and various development strategies carried out by the government over the la...
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This chapter tries to analyse the most relevant aspects of the target image and focuses on a specific case study to verify if the hypotheses that have been raised are true or not. Over the years there have been many studies that have assessed the target image and most agree that the target image is multidimensional in nature, so there are several f...
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Petra, Jordan’s the most visited destination, and the most important archaeological site, has been focused of decision makers’ attention in the last decades. Petra is important for the country’s economy and national tourism. according to MoTA 2015, Petra receipts reached 16.5 million JOD in 2009 in percentage of 44 of the national tourism receipts....
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p>El turismo ha ido ganando espacio en la agenda política del gobierno de Marruecos. Durante los últimos 50 años, el desarrollo turístico ha estado liderado por el Estado, con diferentes grados de implicación, dependiendo del periodo y contexto político y económico. Se han alternado periodos de gasto público con otros de privatización o desinterés....
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This study examines the residents´ perceptions of the impact of tourism in Benalmádena, and the profiles of the residents according to socio-demographic characteristics. A questionnaire assessed how these characteristics influence the residents' perceptions towards the environment, economy, and socio-cultural aspects. The survey was administered to...
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Diante de um mercado cada vez mais globalizado e competitivo, cabe aos destinos turísticos criarem estratégias de diferenciação que sejam sustentáveis e inovadoras, de modo a gerar valor superior aos turistas através da geração de experiências únicas e inesquecíveis, e resultados efetivos em curto, médio e longo prazo. Nesse ambiente de grandes tra...
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Diante de um mercado cada vez mais globalizado e competitivo, cabe aos destinos turísticos criarem estratégias de diferenciação que sejam sustentáveis e inovadoras, de modo a gerar valor superior aos turistas através da geração de experiências únicas e inesquecíveis, e resultados efetivos em curto, médio e longo prazo. Nesse ambiente de grandes tra...
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This study analyzed mainly tourism policy since 2001. In Argentina tourism became state policy in the post-2001 crisis in order to achieve economic recovery. The actors of the political system decided that tourism played a major role in the government agenda. These policy changes have been accompanied by other political and economic changes. This s...
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IMAGE ANALYSIS OF A TOURIST DESTINATION: MALAGA, SPAIN
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This study analyses the relationship between the development of the tourism policy of Spain and Portugal and their effects on regional imbalances. Despite the proximity of the two countries and their specialisation in tourism, there are few comparative studies on tourism of the two Iberian countries. The study focuses on the two major phases of tou...
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The very limited of political science analysis on tourism is explained by the primacy of the economic outlook that conceives tourism phenomenon as a simple consumer activity linked to private sector. However, political science is a cornerstone for understanding tourism, provides concepts and methodological tools that enhance the study of tourism. F...
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The very limited of political science analysis on tourism is explained by the primacy of the economic outlook that conceives tourism phenomenon as a simple consumer activity linked to private sector. However, political science is a cornerstone for understanding tourism, provides concepts and methodological tools that enhance the study of tourism. F...
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Torremolinos was one of the pioneering spaces in the implementation of mass tourism on the Costa del Sol, Spain. The city is located in the province of Malaga, Costa del Sol. Torremolinos has the largest hotel supply in Andalusia. This study shows the evolution of a mature destination for sun and beach, which has maintained over time its hotel acti...
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This text makes a tour through the most important aspects of residents' attitudes towards the impact of tourism in relation to some of the most studied variables that attempt to explain the behaviour of residents. The heterogeneity of methodologies and different models or theories proposed to the present day, have not produced results with universa...
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Desde el enfoque teórico-metodológico del análisis de política pública se pretende analizar la inserción del turismo en la agenda pública en la República Argentina poscrisis del 2001. Por primera vez en el periodo aperturista, el Estado se posiciona como actor clave en la planificación, coordinación y acción en materia turística. Los actores del si...
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1.Abstract This study analyzes the tourist developments that have taken the Mediterranean basin in recent years. This paper studies the internal differences, the intervention of political and social factors and key trends. Maintenance of tourism is checked despite the stagnation in tourist arrivals. The Mediterranean basin is the main tourist area...
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Tourism is consumed in the place of production causing a series of impacts. These effects caused by tourism can be perceived positively or negatively by residents. The objective of this study is to analyze the attitude of the residents from the impacts of tourism in the town of Benalmádena, Spanish town that is located within the Costa del Sol. We...
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El Programa 21 es un documento de compromiso adoptado en la Cumbre de Río de 1992 para promover el desarrollo sostenible. Mediante el uso del concepto de sostenibilidad se ha pretendido identificar un modelo alternativo de desarrollo, respetuoso con el medio ambiente, socialmente equitativo y duradero. De acuerdo con el espíritu de Río, la Agenda 2...
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The purposes of this study are to analyze and compare the way in which tourism policy has evolved in Spain and Portugal. Our study covers an extensive period of time, enabling the similarities and differences between the two processes and the effects of the main factors involved to be highlighted phase by phase. We start by looking at the genesis o...
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We study and compare the evolution of two destinations that have similarities in their history tourist history, population size and territorial function. In spite of the similarities of Malaga and Mar del Plata, they show behaviours unique in its evolution. It taken as reference the model study of Butler. In the case of Malaga is essential to under...
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This paper aims to analyse Spanish tourism policy and its relation to a series of facts. The research combines an extensive review of the existing studies into the aspects of tourism policy linked to government, geography and economy with an examination of statistical sources. The main issues and findings analysed in this study are highlighted belo...
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This paper reflects on the failure of Black Africa in its development process and the role played by the ethnic conflicts. They hide a series of confrontations between social, political and economic, which have a trigger ethnic, but they are a simplification of reality. The two main factors that have influenced this decision are the degradation of...
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La contribución presente analiza la conexión existente entre la planificación y gestión de los destinos turísticos y su relación con los modelos de calidad turística. Esta reflexión surge de la transformación del modelo tradicional turístico basado en el turismo de masas. Este modelo que a pesar las sucesivas amenazas que se ciernen sobre él, goza...
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RESUMEN: En este artículo se describe la situación turística de unos de los territorios menos conocidos de España y que guarda unos recursos patrimoniales de especial valor. Se describe la estructura turística, el transporte y la planificación del sector turístico. ABSTRACT: This paper describes the tourist scene of some of the lesser known areas...
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Con esta obra se pretende conocer el funcionamiento territorial de un espacio complejo e interesante, en el que con uyen múltiples intereses en un territorio limitado. Para ello se efectúa un acercamiento a los diferentes componentes territoriales de un espacio de gran interés como es la Costa del Sol Oriental. El procedimiento seguido ha sido el...