5th Spanish section workshop2014 Barcelona Workshop on Regional and Urban Economics

Dates & Venue: Barcelona, 27th & 28th November 2014

AQR-IREA hosted the Workshop on Cultural Tourism and Sustainable Urban Development that took place on 27th – 28th November, 2014 in Barcelona. The aim of this workshop was to deeply analyze the relationship among cultural tourism, heritage and economic growth. The regional/local dimension was one of the topics to consider. Also the relationship between cultural tourism and sustainable urban development was analyzed.

Furthermore, successful papers were published in a Special Issue of Tourism Economics on the same topic.

Key-words: Cultural heritage, economic impact, tourism and growth, cultural tourism, sustainable urban development, economic impact of cultural tourism.

Keynote speakers:

  • Carlos Pestana Barros (Technical University of Lisbon and Editor of Tourism Economics)
  • Karl Wöber (MODUL University Vienna)