1st Edition

Tourism Research in Ibero-America Urban Destinations, Sustainable Approaches and New Products

    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    134 Pages
    by Routledge

    This comprehensive volume includes new contributions in research by Ibero-American specialists in tourism analysis. The chapters deal with outstanding areas of interest at the level of tourism research, both from the professional and academic perspectives in the Ibero-American region. The content spreads along a number of varied topics like the urban destination planning from an architectural point of view, the creation of new magic villages in Mexico, the management of natural and wildlife areas, and a new focus on the blue growth strategy from a circular economy´s perspective. There are chapters that provide new insights on cruise passengers profiling and discuss new methodologies to compute the impact of this type of vacational travelling for the territories involved. The book also examines the new areas of tourism in the market, like wine tourism and border medical tourism in Mexico.

    Tourism Research in Ibero-America: Urban Destinations, Sustainable Approaches and New Products postulates new perspectives in the study of the Trans-Atlantic’s shared interest for the tourism and hospitality activities, with fresh and up-to date methodologies. It analyses the current situation of the tourism sector for the whole Ibero-American world, including The Americas, Spain, and Portugal and will be of great interest to a wide audience.

    The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of Anatolia.


    Andrés Artal-Tur, Antonia Correia and Maria Pilar Jiménez-Medina

    Introduction: New contributions in Tourism Research in the Ibero-American world

    Andres Artal-Tur and Antónia Correia

    1. Urban development and evolution of Valencian seaside destinations

    Alicia M. García-Amaya, Rafael R. Temes-Cordovez, Moisés R. Simancas-Cruz and María Pilar Peñarrubia-Zaragoza

    2. Magic peoples programme – its localities in phase of involvement

    Rosa María Angélica Shaadi Rodríguez, Leticia del Socorro Shaadi Rodríguez, Juan Ignacio Pulido-Fernández and Ismael Manuel Rodríguez Herrera

    3. Border medical tourism: the Ciudad Juárez medical product

    Maria Teresa Martínez Almanza, Jaume Guía Julve, Santos Alonso Morales Muñoz and María Angélica Esparza Santillana

    4. Competitiveness and innovation: effects on prosperity

    Antonio García-Sánchez, David Siles and María de Mar Vázquez-Méndez

    5. Recreational value of El Valle and Carrascoy Natural Park

    Miguel Ángel Tobarra-González and Javier Mendoza-Monpeán

    6. Synthetic indicators and sustainable coastal tourism in Murcia, Spain

    María Belén Cobacho-Tornel

    7. Estimating the impact of cruise tourism through regional input–output tables

    Andrés Artal-Tur, José Miguel Navarro-Azorín and José María Ramos-Parreño

    8. Profiling cruise passengers in a Mediterranean port-of-call

    Annarita Sorrentino, Marcello Risitano, Giacomo Del Chiappa and Tindara Abbate

    9. Wine tourism in Mexico: an initial exploration

    Gerardo Novo, Maribel Osorio and Sergio Sotomayor

    10. Tourism in the Blue Growth strategy: a model proposal

    Beatriz Mayén Cañavate, Juan Andrés Bernal Conesa, Antonio Juan Briones Peñalver and Pedro Anunciação


    Andrés Artal-Tur is Associate Professor at Technical University of Cartagena (Spain). His main research interest is in tourists' behaviour, marketing, and destination planning. More recently, his focus includes the study of the host-guest relationship in tourism, the socio-cultural dimension in the sustainability of destinations, and the social implications of COVID-19 in tourists' behaviour.

    Antónia Correia is Professor of Tourism Economics, University of Algarve and at the Tourism and Hospitality School at Universidade Europeia, both in Portugal. Research areas include consumer behaviour, tourism economics, and modelling. She has published more than one hundred papers in tourism, leisure, and economics journals. She is a member of the editorial boards of several leading journals including Journal of Travel Research, Journal of Business Research, Tourism Analysis, and Anatolia.

    Maria Pilar Jiménez-Medina is Assistant Professor at Technical University of Cartagena (Spain). Her main research interest is in residents' and tourists' behaviour, marketing, and products/destinations planning. Currently, her focus includes the study of the host-guest relationship in tourism, the socio-cultural dimension in the sustainability of destinations, and the social implications of COVID-19 in residents' and tourists' behaviour.