Francesc Romagosa

Francesc Romagosa
Autonomous University of Barcelona | UAB · Geography Department & School of Tourism and Hotel Management

PhD

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Em meio à crise ambiental global, a importância dos ambientes naturais para a sociedade tem sido cada vez mais estudada e incorporada em políticas públicas urbanas, ambientais, de lazer e saúde. A crescente urbanização da população mundial evidencia o papel desempenhado pelas áreas verdes na proteção de serviços ecossistêmicos diversos, com destaqu...
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In the global environmental crisis, the importance of natural environments for society has been increasingly studied and incorporated into urban, environmental, leisure, and health public policies. The growing urbanization of the world population highlights the role played by green areas in the protection of diverse ecosystem services. Mostly, with...
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En la primera parte del año 2020 la crisis sanitaria del COVID-19 tuvo un enorme impacto negativo sobre el sector turístico. Con el desconfinamiento del verano se produjo un retorno relativo a la actividad, pero muy desigual según territorios y tipos de alojamiento turístico. El objetivo de este estudio es el análisis de la situación de la oferta y...
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This article analyzes the relationship between creative tourism and intercultural interaction. The research took place in Barcelona, a city that has become, during the last three decades (1990-2020), a renowned international urban destination. El Raval, a central and multicultural neighbourhood, is the most serious example of a neighbourhood in the...
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In recent decades, small villages in some mountainous regions in Europe have been suffering from ageing and depopulation, yet at the same time, immigrants have been arriving and settling there. This paper sheds light on the perceptions of sustainable rural development among international immigrants living in municipalities with fewer than 500 inhab...
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En este artículo se hace una reflexión sobre el papel clave que juegan las empresas turísticas, en especial las micro y pequeñas empresas, en el favorecimiento de un turismo más sostenible a través del aprovechamiento y promoción del patrimonio cultural. En primer lugar, se aborda la relación entre las micro y pequeñas empresas turísticas y la prot...
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Resumo: Este estudo investigou os impactos na indústria do turismo devido à pandemia de coronavírus. A demanda turística durante a pandemia foi comparada no Brasil, Espanha e Estados Unidos. As implicações da pandemia e as mudanças na demanda por sustentabilidade no turismo são discutidas. Os resultados indicam que, embora o setor tenha parado quas...
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El artículo relaciona la inmigración internacional con el turismo en municipios de menos de 500 habitantes de Cataluña, los denominados micropueblos. Primero, se analizan a nivel de Cataluña datos agregados sobre turismo e inmigración internacional en estos lugares. Posteriormente, se estudia a partir de entrevistas las relaciones entre tipos de tu...
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Understanding the perceptions of local residents of and visitors to mountain protected areas in terms of their knowledge of and the value they place on aquatic ecosystems is crucial to assess whether nature management and conservation actions will be accepted. This study analyzed the perceptions of visitors to and local residents of the Aigüestorte...
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Students' start-ups are making a significant contribution towards sustainable entrepreneurship development. Thus, this article examines the obstacles to sustainable entrepreneurship amongst university students of tourism and focuses on gender difference. The empirical analysis was based on data from 290 tourism students' surveys accomplished in Spa...
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La tendència general a la turistificació del territori ha arribat durant els darrers anys a entorns metropolitans, a les perifèries de les grans ciutats turístiques. En el context de Barcelona, el present article se centra en l'anàlisi de la comarca del Vallès Occidental i la seva oferta d'allotjament turístic. L'estudi realitza una radiografia de...
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L’estudi ha analitzat la percepció que tenen els visitants i els residents que viuen a l’entorn del Parc Nacional d’Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici i del Parc Natural de l’Alt Pirineu en relació amb els ecosistemes aquàtics d’alta muntanya. L’estudi ha permès identificar els diferents graus de coneixement social i de valoració (des del punt d...
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El estudio ha analizado la percepción que tienen los visitantes y los residentes del entorno del Parque Nacional de Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici y del Parque Natural del Alt Pirineu en relación con los ecosistemas acuáticos de alta montaña. El estudio ha permitido identificar los distintos grados de conocimiento social y de valoración (des...
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The study analysed the perception that visitors and nearby residents of the Aigüestortes i Estany de Sant Maurici National Park and the Alt Pirineu Natural Park have with respect to high mountain aquatic ecosystems. The study has allowed the identification of the different degrees of social knowledge and evaluation (from the ecological, landscape,...
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Climate change affects tourism and tourism affects climate change. Thus, both adaptation and mitigation strategies are needed to guarantee the sustainability of destinations. As well as the direct impacts of climate change, the effectiveness of these strategies determines the vulnerability of destinations. This paper compares the Riviera Maya (Mexi...
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This report is the result of more than four years of joint work between the EEA, ETC/ULS, and the EIONET expert group on tourism and environment as a contribution to explore the feasability of monitoring environmental impacts of the sector and its sustainability trends. The first part of the report (‘Tourism in multiple contexts‘) draws an overvie...
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The analysis of the landscape, as a methodology applied to land management, has been treated very tangentially until the present time in Venezuela. Reviewing the advances in landscape management in Europe and Spain, the present paper develops an innovative proposal of landscape analysis in a river basin, the upper and middle basin of the Santo Domi...
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This paper analyzes local stakeholders’ perception of the effects of, and vulnerability to, climate change in the case of the Ebro delta (NW Mediterranean Sea). The specific survey carried out amongst relevant local stakeholders showed a high level of concern about the current and future effects of climate change on the physical and socio-economic...
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The city of Manresa, located in the heart of Catalonia, has spent years trying to make profitable its cultural and urban heritage as a strategy for a better tourism positioning among other mid-sized cities that are competing for attracting tourists in an increasingly competitive global context. However, for various reasons the city has not been abl...
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Coastal areas of developed countries have been altered by human activities, especially since the mid-20th century. This has notably affected the flow of ecosystem services that these environments provide. In this context, this paper’s research has focused on the historical evolution of socio-ecological dynamics and ecosystem services in a Mediterra...
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Leisure in parks and other forms of protected areas are connected to an individual’s health and well-being. In this paper, we report on the results of a multi-year study that surveyed 1,515 visitors to three Provincial Parks and three Kananaskis Country Provincial Recreation Areas in Alberta, Canada. Results revealed several important findings with...
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The number of mining heritage tourism experiences in Spain has grown significantly in recent years, thereby contributing to reappraising a resource that has managed to create a small niche in an increasingly competitive tourism context. Simultaneously, the so-called “proximity tourism” has also been gaining acceptance, as it promotes the appreciati...
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For over two decades, the delta and the lower valley of the Senegal River have suffered a severe drought. Weather conditions have had serious consequences on the hydrological functioning. In addition, the artificiality of the basin due to the construction of hydro-agricultural infrastructures has caused other impacts. Observations made during an an...
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En el año 2022 Manresa celebrará el V centenario de la estancia de San Ignacio de Loyola en la ciudad, de vital importancia porqué fue ahí donde el santo tuvo sus experiencias místicas, preludio de su posterior obra jesuítica. Sin embargo, a pesar de que Manresa es centro de peregrinaje esto no se ha traducido en un movimiento turístico significati...
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Research consistently documents positive links between human contact with nature and health and well-being. Recent work has explored the role of visitation to parks and protected areas in providing health and well-being benefits. This conceptual paper identifies the state-of-the-art research findings on this issue from an interdisciplinary perspect...
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The city of Manresa, located in the heart of Catalonia, has spent years trying to make profitable their cultural and urban heritage as a strategy for a better tourism positioning among other mid-sized cities that are competing in an increasingly competitive global context. However, for various reasons the city has not been able to earn a place in t...
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Evolución histórica de los servicios del ecosistema y su aplicación en la gestión integrada de zonas costeras: el caso del Delta del Llobregat (Barcelona, España). Historical evolution of ecosystem services and its application to the integrated coastal zone management: the case study of the Llobregat Delta (Barcelona, Spain). Resumen: Este trabajo...
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El número de experiencias de turismo de patrimonio minero nacionales ha experimentado un notable crecimiento en los últimos años, contribuyendo a la revalorización de un recurso que en determinados casos ha conseguido hacerse un pequeño hueco en un contexto turístico cada vez más competitivo. En paralelo, ganan también aceptación ciertas formas de...
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El objetivo de este documento es conocer cómo se percibe e implementa la Responsabilidad Social Empresarial (RSE) en operadores de turismo en Ecuador. En particular, se analiza ¿qué prácticas e instrumentos de RSE están siendo adoptados? pero también ¿por qué las empresas están llevando a cabo esto? Entrevistas en profundidad se llevaron a cabo con...
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El estudio Índice UAB 2013 está estructurado en cuatro partes: 1. Análisis de la coyuntura turística y económica del ejercicio 2012 y avance de perspectivas para 2013 2. Predicciones de demanda para toda España en el ejercicio 2013 3. Previsiones del Índice UAB para el año 2013 para Cataluña 4. Estudio del modelo de turismo urbano de Barcelona...
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En este artículo, se presenta el delta del Ebro como un ejemplo de sistema socioecológico costero frágil que se encuentra expuesto no sólo a las consecuencias del cambio climático actual, sino también a las actuaciones humanas que amenazan a la propia sostenibilidad del delta. El artículo empieza realizando una breve presentación conceptual entorno...
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Ndiébène Gandiol, un municipio situado en el delta del río Senegal, tiene como principal atractivo turístico el Parque Nacional de la Lengua de Barbarie. Este espacio es actualmente un destino ecoturístico incipiente, pero el impacto de la actividad turística ya es evidente, tanto sobre el medio ambiente como sobre la sociedad y la economía local....
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In recent years, sustainability has become a fundamental component of all planning processes, while, on the other hand, tourism is seldom seen as a key or priority sector in overall planning. In this article, diverse approaches to sustainable planning that include tourism are examined in order to provide a conceptual framework and some points of re...
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Ndiébène Gandiol, a municipality located in the Senegal river delta, has as the main tourism attraction the Langue de Barbarie National Park. This area is currently an incipient ecotourism destination, but the impact of the tourism activity is already clear, both over the environment and over the local society and economy. The article analyses the...
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This paper compares perspectives on the governance of the management models employed by two of Canada’s largest provincial park systems, from the viewpoint of non-governmental organization members (NGOs) with an interest in protected areas. The two models are the parastatal model of Ontario (ON) Provincial Parks and the public and for-profit combin...
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Actualmente existe una gran diversidad de modelos de gestión de espacios protegidos y, por consiguiente, de modelos de gobernanza (quién toma las decisiones, cómo las toma y qué nivel de participación tienen en el proceso los distintos agentes implicados). Para cada uno de los modelos de gestión se puede analizar y evaluar su respectivo modelo de g...
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El objetivo principal de esta comunicación es analizar la presencia de artículos científicos en publicaciones del ámbito de la geografía y del turismo en España relacionados con la temática de la relación del cambio climático con el sector turístico. Para ello, se han analizado 32 publicaciones periódicas académicas, con un total de 582 artículos p...
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As government funding is reduced and tourism-based fees are increasingly used to fund protected area operations, two options are often used for management: transfer of tourism services to the private sector or operation of tourism services by a government agency that functions like a corporation. This paper reports stakeholders’ views concerning go...
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Heritage, images, shrines, beliefs and devotions are related to culture, identity, religious feeling and faith, but also to the consumption of a tourism product. Religious tourism is an important type of cultural tourism that is now firmly established within the range of tourism products available in Spain. The article aims to demonstrate that reli...
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There is currently a wide diversity of management models for protected areas. As a result, there is a wide diversity of governance models too (who are the decision-makers, how are decisions taken, and how are various stakeholders involved in the decision making process). Governance within management models for parks and protected areas can be analy...
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El artículo evalúa el papel adjudicado al sector turístico en el marco de la Estrategia para el Desarrollo Sostenible de Cataluña. La primera fase comprendió: análisis del turismo en Cataluña; diagnosis de impactos y retos; propuestas de acción. La segunda fase consistió en integrar las propuestas sectoriales en la estrategia general, que comportó...
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The article evaluates the role of the tourism sector in the Strategy for Sustainable Development in Catalonia. The first phase was comprised of: an analysis of tourism in Catalonia; a diagnosis of impacts and challenges; proposals for measures. The second phase consisted of integrating the sector proposals in a wide-ranging strategy, a process that...
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The article evaluates the role of the tourism sector in the Strategy for Sustainable Development in Catalonia. The first phase was comprised of: an analysis of tourism in Catalonia; a diagnosis of impacts and challenges; proposals for measures. The second phase consisted of integrating the sector proposals in a wide-ranging strategy, a process that...
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This article presents the case study of the Network of Spanish Jewries (‘Red de Juderías de España’ – Caminos de Sefarad) and discusses the implications of networking between heritage sites linked through thematic routes. Although the impact on the performances of the different sites can hardly be measured, the value of the Spanish Jewries is attri...
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La plana al·luvial empordanesa (a les comarques de l'Alt Empordà i el Baix Empordà) havia estat ocupada antigament per una dilatada superfície de zones humides, composta principalment per estanys i maresmes. Però, amb el pas del temps, aquella extensió inicial de terres inundades es va anar veient reduïda de manera gradual i constant, a mesura que...
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A lo largo de las últimas décadas el turismo en espacios naturales ha experimentado un proceso de difusión territorial y de aumento del número de practicantes sin precedentes. Uno de los principales retos que tienen la mayoría de espacios naturales protegidos (ENP) es la gestión de la frecuentación turística que en caso de ser masiva o no tener una...
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This chapter addresses a specific organizational form (orgware) of cultural heritage, the creation of an itinerary that connects different locations linked by a heritage-based theme. This specific case focuses on a network of Jewish heritage cities (Red de Juderías) in various regions of Spain, organized through a "route" as a powerful tourist prod...
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This article explains the experience of a knowledge forum carried out from the Tourism diploma course, with the aim of its functioning as a virtual network that helps generate proposals and reflection on this, making full use of the virtual format forum, yet, at the same time, wanting to be an archive of ideas and proposals for improvements and goo...
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L’aigua és creadora inexhaurible de paisatges. Al nord-est de Catalunya en tenim un bon exemple als aiguamolls de l’Empordà, allò que havia estat habitual a les planes litorals de la Mediterrània i que avui ha esdevingut una excepció que no hem de permetre’ns malbaratar. Amb aquest llibre, síntesi descriptiva i proposta de descoberta, l’autor vol c...