Julie Wilson

Julie Wilson
Universitat Oberta de Catalunya | UOC · Department of Economics and Business Science

Doctor of Philosophy

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Publications (41)
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En el veinticinco aniversario del nacimiento de la Universitat Oberta de Catalunya y de sus Estudios de Economía y Empresa, un grupo de profesores del ámbito del turismo de la institución reflexionan sobre la situación actual del sector, en un momento clave. Por un lado, aportan sus ideas sobre cuál ha sido la evolución del turismo en los últimos v...
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Both short-term tourism rentals and the digital platforms that manage and mediate them have expanded enormously in recent years, against a backdrop of increasing platform urbanism and platform capitalism. This expansion triggers transformations that are contributing to acute negative externalities never envisaged within the original ethos and susta...
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Red flags are increasingly being raised over the contribution of short term tourism rentals (mediated by platforms such as Airbnb) to socio-spatial inequalities and residential displacement. In many cases, the most vocal reactions have come from social movements claiming the Right to the City through particular geographies of resistance that underp...
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Collaborative short-term accommodation rental platforms have grown enormously in Europe in the last decade and the resulting disruptive impacts are widespread in city neighbourhoods. Such impacts are increasingly linked to a growing socio-spatial inequality and have served to politicise civil society’s relationship with both platforms and tourism....
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The explosive growth of collaborative or peer-economy platforms has disrupted “business as usual” in tourism and triggered broad research interest in certain aspects or players of the sharing economy. This special issue explores diverse manifestations of the sharing economy in the context of its impacts upon and complex relationship with tourism sp...
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This chapter identifies and explores the notion of moments as a possible lens through which to understand more clearly the processes underlying destinations’ evolutionary change. This notion – which allows the building of an exploratory conceptual framework – relates to the different ways in which local destinations evolve according to the occurren...
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Evolutionary and relational approaches to economic development are gaining ground in geography as a discipline, although in the subfield of tourism geography, their potential is only just becoming recognised. This article focuses on the evolution of mature tourism destinations, taking the path dependency concept forward from the notion of path crea...
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Backpackers are becoming an increasingly emblematic part of the global travel scene and backpacker enclaves are more and more visible in tourist destinations. This paper analyses the role of iconic literary nomads – both travel writers and writers who travel – in the shaping of ideologies specific to the international backpacker subculture. Adoptin...
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Backpacker enclaves have become important arenas for social and cultural exchange and identity formation. As customised spaces catering for visitors, they provide home comforts as well as points of contact with home for those on the road. Backpackers striving to experience something different often end up surrounded by the extended familiarity of h...
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As culture is increasingly utilised as a means of social and economic development, the cultural tourism market is being flooded with new attractions, cultural routes and heritage centres. However, many consumers, tired of encountering the serial reproduction of culture in different destinations are searching for alternatives. The rise of skilled co...
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This book examines the destinations and sites that are being created for tourists, as well as for local people within an urban regeneration context, with a particular focus on tourism's relationship to urban regeneration and cultural development. It examines the impact of such developments on a local sense of place, heritage and identity. It examin...
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Muchos estudios han resaltado los efectos negativos potenciales del turismo sobre la cultura local. Los eventos culturales son un área de preocupación particular dado que pueden parecer “inauténticos” al ser vistos por los turistas, además de perder el significado para los residentes locales. Estos argumentos tienden a pasar por alto la capacidad d...
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Cities are increasingly using cultural events to improve their image, stimulate urban development and attract visitors and investment. As part of its event-led regeneration strategy, Rotterdam staged the 'Cultural Capital of Europe' event in 2001. The aims were to attract visitors and to stimulate cultural consumption among residents, while positio...
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Embedded in the ecotourism concept is 'marine ecotourism': ecotourism that takes place in marine and coastal environments. Much marine ecotourism activity occurs in parts of the world that would be considered 'peripheral' in spatial, temporal and economic terms; yet to date no one has attempted to draw together the concepts of marine ecotourism and...
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One sign of the growing interest in student travel both from the tourism industry and academic researchers is the global independent travel survey conducted by the International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC) and the Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS). The survey, conducted in 2002, covers the profile and travel behavior of...
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Backpackers have shifted from the margins of the travel industry into the global spotlight. This volume explores the international backpacker phenomenon, drawing together different disciplinary perspectives on its meaning, impact and significance. Links are drawn between theory and practice, setting backpacking in its wider social, cultural and eco...
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Compiled by Dr. Julie Wilson and Dr. Greg Richards for: International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC) and Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS)) Student and Youth Travel: A Bibliography of Research and Publications International Student Travel Confederation (ISTC) Association for Tourism and Leisure Education (ATLAS) Backpacker...
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Marine ecotourism is a major growth area within ecotourism, itself a rapidly expanding area within tourism as a whole. The activity has been attracting increasing attention, both from the popular media and from professionals and academics with an interest in tourism's potential to contribute to sustainable development. However, there is a growing c...
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This paper examines the use of a cultural event to generate new sources of income and employment and to improve the image of the city of Rotterdam. As part of its event-led regeneration strategy, the city bid for and was awarded the title of 'Cultural Capital of Europe' for 2001. The Cultural Capital event was supposed not just to attract visitors...

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The FESTSPACE project focuses on how festivals and events enable or restrict access to, and use of, public spaces, including the extent to which they might effectively host interactions and exchanges between people from different cultural, ethnic, socio-economic and socio-demographic backgrounds
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The POLITUR project aims to analyse new urban and socio-political strategies associated with tourism management within complex and multifunctional tourism destinations The primary objective is to identify, understand and review the incorporation of a renewed spatial dimension into current tourism policies as a fundamental factor for generating prosperity and sustainability (environmental, economic and cultural); and to debate, evaluate and propose prescriptive systems that, with the support of the technological footprints observed in current tourism consumption, can orient decision-making on the part of the key actors involved (public and private) and promote the implementation of effective regulatory instruments in relation to the use of tourism spaces.