RSACatalonia 2014 workshop final programme: Evolution and transformation in tourism destinations.Revitalisation through innovation?
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RSACatalonia 2014 workshop final programme: Evolution and transformation in tourism destinations.Revitalisation through innovation?



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The final programme of the international workshop Evolution and transformation in tourism destinations: Revitalisation through Innovation?
Organization: RSA and GRATET - URV
10th-13th February 2014, Campus Vila-seca, Catalonia



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RSACatalonia 2014 workshop final programme: Evolution and transformation in tourism destinations.Revitalisation through innovation? RSACatalonia 2014 workshop final programme: Evolution and transformation in tourism destinations.Revitalisation through innovation? Document Transcript

  • An international workshop of the Regional Studies Association Research Network on Tourism and Regional Development Rovira i Virgili University, Catalonia th Vila-seca Campus, 10-13 February 2014 Evolution and transformation in tourism destinations: Revitalisation through innovation? Programme th Monday 10 February 2014 17.00 Arrival and registration – Hotel Mercure Atenea Aventura 18.00 Opening session Welcome: Prof. Salvador Anton Clavé (Co-Chair), Dr Julie Wilson (Co-Chair) Presentation: Tourism, innovation and regional development session: Local and Regional Perspectives from Southern Catalonia Mr Patrick Torrent, Executive Director of the Catalan Tourism Agency Dr. Josep Manel Ricart, Acting Rector, URV Mr Josep Poblet, President of the Tarragona Provincial Government (Diputació) and Mayor of Vilaseca 19.00 Music performance 19.15 Welcome drinks reception (until 20.30) th Tuesday 11 February 2014 08.15 Registration (continues) 09.00 Plenary session– Aula Magna, URV Vila-seca Campus(Chair: Julie Wilson) Keynote Presentation: Maturing Destinations: Networks, Knowledge and Innovation Prof. Chris Cooper, Oxford Brookes University 10.00 Parallel workshop presentations A / B A) Innovation in tourism destinations Chair: Marek Kozak Room: Aula Magna Pinto / Cruz / Guerreiro Innovation and Human Capital for the Emergence of a Maritime Cluster: Analysis and Implications for Atlantic Regions B) Tourism and spatial transformations Chair: Oriol Miralbell Room: Seminari Geo B.29 Alivernini / D’Ignazio / Migliardi Cheap flights to smaller cities: good news for local tourism? Evidence from Italy 1
  • Rodríguez Innovation policy in Spain: the evaluation of a cluster experience Fialová / Vágner Transformation of a traditional tourist destination through the boom of tourist forms and new actors 11.00 11.30 González Reverté / Anton Clavé The formation of tourist cities and their effect on the Spanish Mediterranean urban system Saladié Borraz / Anton Clavé The influence exerted by the availability of low-cost flight routes to mature mass coastal destinations: The case of the selection of Salou by English holidaymakers Coffee break Parallel workshop presentations C / D C) Emergent approaches to tourism and regional transformation Chair: Julie Wilson Room: Aula Magna Halkier / James Image, experience and consumption: A typology of food tourism strategies as means to renew destination development paths SanzIbañez / Anton Clavé Towards an integrated evolutionary and relational economic geography approach for analysing the evolution of destinations Ioannides / Alebaki Resilience thinking: A drive for innovative approaches in tourism? Pedrana Creative destination and creative industries: a model of interpretation D) Governance Chair: Òscar Saladié Borraz Room: Seminari Geo B.29 Farmaki Regional governance networks: a coastal destination perspective Saretzki Destination Management Organizations as Metagovernors: Governance of Governance or Government of Governance? van der Zee Managing the complexity of a tourism destination: a literature review on the role of tourism networks in destination management Kozak The role of tourism in local development strategies of Eastern Poland 13.00 Lunch – Hotel Mercure Atenea Aventura 14.30 Workshop presentations E / F – Hotel Mercure Atenea Aventura (until 16.30) E) Global tourism cities in a regional context: evidence from Barcelona Chair: Antonio Paolo Russo Room: Sala Pau Casasls Bové Sans / Guim Barcelona tourism take-off: policy planning and managerial model Crespi Vallbona / Domínguez Pérez The tourist city: Brand or community? The cases of Madrid and Barcelona Paül i Agustí The new technological district 22@Barcelona and its role in the touristification of Barcelona’s historical centre Arias Enacting urban destinations. Illustrations from Gràcia, Barcelona Quaglieri Cultural transversalities and places of convergences in the cosmopolitan milieu of Barcelona’s el Raval F) Tourism topics Chair: Francesc González Reverté Room: Sala Miró Gassiot / Prats / Coromina Tourism constraints among disabled tourists: an empirical analysis Biard / Bouhaouala / Hartwell Sport as the premium supportive tool to the development of a city as a tourism destination: Vichy – France as a case study Bové Sans Tourist Image of Tarragona as a Cultural Heritage Destination Dimitrovski Dark tourism events, examining the visitation motives of young tourists in the commemorative event “Velikiskolskicas” in Kragujevac, Serbia Miralbell Storysharing and knowledge exchange in tourism destinations 2
  • Garay / Cànoves New elements in destination’s image process of creation. Barcelona viewed by tourism’ social media den Hoed Daily Life on the Move: Tourism in the Age of Mobility: A case study of professional travellers in Barcelona 17.00 Bus departs for the city of Tarragona from the Hotel Mercure Atenea Aventura 17.30 Guided visit: Tarragona’s historic centre Dr Meritxell Perez, researcher, CEICS (URV Tarragona) 19.00 Free time for dinner (or optional dinner at El Llagut, if reserved in advance) 20.45 Cultural event 22.30 Bus returns to the Hotel Mercure Atenea Aventura th Wednesday 12 February 2014 09.30 Plenary session – Aula Magna, URV Vila-seca Campus (Chair: Salvador Anton Clavé) Keynote presentation: A Critical Review of the Tourism Destination Value Chain from an Innovation Perspective Prof. Anne-Mette Hjalager, University of Southern Denmark 10.30 11.00 Coffee break Parallel workshop presentations G/H G) Destination Renewal / Revitalisation Chair: Salvador Anton Clavé Room: Aula Magna Derriks Reinventing coastal tourism in Northern Europe Insights from various destinations García Revitalisation of regional tourism destinations through marine ecotourism: Local Economic Impacts of Dolphin Watching, New Quay Area, Wales Guzmán Fernández Revitalization of the Alpujarra: urban and architectural development strategies for sport tourism in the Sierra Nevada, Spain Mariotti / Zirulia Getting out of the quagmire: strategies in the Rimini hotel sector after the mucilage crisis 13.00 14.30 I) H) Policy Chair: Henrik Halkier Room: Seminari Geo B.29 Little Tourism as a component of coherent regional development Sanul Reconciling Creative Industries with Tourism: Case of Izmir Santos Lacueva / Saladié Borraz Climate change and vulnerability of coastal destinations. An approach to policies and responses in the Mediterranean Spanish coast Rozada The Role of Urban Legislation in the Development of a Tourism Destination: a Focus on the Local Community Lunch – Hotel Mercure Atenea Aventura (return to campus afterwards) Parallel workshop presentations I / J – URV Vila-seca Campus Residential / Migration Issues in tourism development Chair: Alessia Mariotti Room: Aula Magna J) Development Chair: Cinta Sanz Ibañez Room: Seminari Geo B.29 3
  • Cruz Triggering Creativity through Tourism? Insights from the Case Study of Tourism Destination Regions Robinson / O’Connor The successful integration of culture, heritage and sports tourism in rural Ireland Russo The tourism-migration nexus: issues for regional development Dinca / Popescu Cultural event tourism – a reinventing socioeconomic development paradigm in the postcommunist Romania Fontova Effects of wine tourism in rural development case study: the Alt Camp and Conca de Barberà region Kheyroddin / Piroozi / Soleimani Rural tourism development or socio-environmental degradation: Study of Damavand County in Iran Heldt Cassel / Thulemark Migration to tourism destinations in peripheral areas – Opportunities for development? 16.00 Closing session– Aula Magna, URV Vila-seca Campus (Chairs: Salvador Anton Clavé, Julie Wilson) Discussant: Prof. Dimitri Ioannides, Mid Sweden / Missouri State Universities Presentation of the RSA Network on Tourism and Regional Development Prof. Henrik Halkier, Aalborg University Prof. Marek Kozak, University of Warsaw 17.30 Bus departs from the URV Vila-seca Campus for optional workshop dinner (40€) in the city of Reus 18.00 Visit to the Gaudí Centre, Reus 19.30 Aperitif in a traditional Catalan Vermouth factory – Rofes 20.00 Workshop Dinner 22.30 Bus returns to the Hotel Atenea Aventura th Thursday 13 February 2014 Study visit: Regional Development and Tourism on Catalonia’s Costa Daurada (optional) 09.00 Bus departs from hotel (with participants’ luggage on board if heading to the airport afterwards) 09.15 Central Costa Daurada towns(La Pineda,Salou, Cambrils) and Port Aventura theme park 10.30 Northern Costa Daurada: Cellers Avgvstvs Forvm Bodega: D.O. Penedès; wine tourism in El Vendrell 11.30 Visit to the Sant Salvador beachfront, Pau Casals Visitor Centre 13.00 Lunch (included in the study visit price) 14.30 Bus departs for a drop-off at Barcelona Airport Terminal One (shuttle to Terminal Two) for those who have an afternoon / evening flight or to Barcelona city - Les Drassanes (included in the study visit price) OR 14.30 For those returning to Vila-seca: Free time in the coastal town of El Vendrell until the bus returns. 15.30-16.00 Bus arrives at BCN airport terminals (traffic dependent!) and B. 16.30-17.00 Bus arrives in El Vendrell to return to Vila-seca / hotel. 4