quinta-feira, novembro 26, 2015

"Destination attributes and tourist`s satisfaction in a cultural destination"

«Cultural tourism is one of the leading growing segments of the tourism industry. Many tourists who visit heritage sites seek a value-added and authentic experience, when compared with the traditional products or mass destinations. Considering the importance of tourist`s satisfaction in what regards the revisit intentions and word-of-mouth referrals, which in turn influence the economic development of the tourist destination, this study attempts to investigate the relationship between cultural/heritage destination attributes and tourist`s satisfaction. The study area for this paper is the city of Guimarães, in the northwest of Portugal. This city is a place of strong symbolic and cultural significance and was deemed a world heritage site (UNESCO) in the year 2001. In 2012, Guimarães was one of the cities that hosted the European Capital of Culture (ECOC). All this enhanced its tourism potential and increased the amounts of visitors. The methodology consists of quantitative research based on a self-administered survey applied to tourists who visited Guimarães in the first half of 2015. Based upon the empirical results of this study, several recommendations can be made to increase tourists’ satisfaction vis-à-vis to Guimarães, regarding tourists’ needs, attributes valorization and cultural/heritage sustainability.»

Laurentina Vareiro, Management School, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave and UNIAG, Barcelos, Portugal, lvareiro@ipca.pt
J. Cadima Ribeiro, Economics and Management School and NIPE, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, jcadima@eeg.uminho.pt
Paula Remoaldo, Department of Geography and Lab2pt, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal, cris.remoaldo@gmail.com               

(resumo de comunicação apresentada na XLI Conference on Regional Studies - AECR, subordinada genericamente ao tema Innovation and Geographical Spillovers: New Appproaches and Evidence, que decorreu na Facultad de Economia y Empresa da Universitat Rovira i Virgili, em Réus, Espanha, entre 18 e 20 de novembro de 2015; 18 págs.)

terça-feira, novembro 03, 2015

Call for Papers | 23rd APDR workshop | 26 January 2016 | Braga


Smart Specialization aims an effective use of resources in space and time, based on a careful analysis of the existing capabilities of cities, regions or countries, involving multiple stakeholders in a mechanism of governance that explore mutual synergies so that countries, regions, places and persons can be competitive and sustainable in the global economy. 
The aim of this workshop is to evaluate the evolution of the application of this concept in Portugal looking not only at programs and projects but mainly in the attitude of the various stakeholders in their cities and regions. 
A selection of the papers presented will be published in a special issue of RPER (Revista Portuguesa de Estudos Regionais / Portuguese Review of Regional Studies). 

Abstracts Submission 
Abstract Submission Deadline: December 27, 2016 
Results of the review process will be communicated to authors by approximately: January 1, 2016
Abstract submission should include: 
1) Title of the Paper 
2) Author Information 
3) Abstract Text (500 words limit) should include: Objectives Data / Methods Results / Expected Results 
4) Key words Abstracts should be submitted electronically, as a Word File, to apdr@apdr.pt, indicating in the subject “23 Workshop APDR - Abstract" and in the body the topic. 

Topics Smart Specialization
o Integration and Rooting of Foreign Direct Investment 
o Institutional Innovation for Smart Specialization 
o Technological Innovation for Smart Specialization ​
o Small Scale Smart Specialization Regional Policy. 
o Learning from failures and achievements of Regional Policy 
o Regional Policy and Smart Specialization 
o Regional Convergence and Smart Specialization 
o Evaluation Policy Tools for Smart Specialization Regional Cooperation and Regional Conflicts. 
o Understanding Regional Conflicts from a Regional Science Perspective 
o Globalization and Borders of Economic Integration 
o European Integration and European Borders ​
o European Integration and Country Disintegration 

All information at: http://www.apdr.pt/evento_23
We count on you. Send us your contribution!»

(reprodução de mensagem que me caiu entretanto na caixa de correio eletrónico, proveniente da entidade organizadora do evento)

terça-feira, outubro 27, 2015

II International Conference TOURISM & HISTORY


Estimados Investigadores,
No próximo dia 30 de novembro termina o prazo de submissão de resumo, via email para turhis2016@ualg.pt, à II Conferência Internacional de Turismo & História, que se realizará naUniversidade do Algarve (Faro/Portugal) e Caxias do Sul (Brasil), nos dias 10 e 11 de março de 2016. Para mais informações, consulte o site do evento em http://cieo15.wix.com/turismo-historia   ou contacte a Comissão  Organizadora do evento.
Os Temas são:
Tema 1. Recursos, Produtos e Experiências Turístico Culturais no Contexto da Identidade Ibero-americana
Tema 2. Turismo Patrimonial & Tecnologias da Informação e Comunicação (TIC)
Tema 3. Turismo Patrimonial & Marketing
Tema 4. Turismo, História & Ciência
Tema 5. Turismo & Património Intangível
Tema 6. Turismo, Arquitetura & Design: Equipamento Urbano e Atrativo Cultural
Com os melhores cumprimentos,
 A Comissão Organizadora
Dear Students, Researchers and Professors,
It is a pleasure to remind you that next November, 30th is the deadline for the abstract submission, by email to turhis2016@ualg.pt, for the II International Conference Tourism & History  that will be held in the University of Algarve, Faro (Portugal), and in Caxias do Sul (Brazil) Portugal, 10th-11th of March, 2016.
For more information, consult the conference's website http://cieo15.wix.com/turismo-historia (info in Portuguese, Spanish and English) or contact the meeting's organization at turhis2016@ualg.pt. 
This conference aims to provide the ideal opportunity to present, share and reflect on the relationship between Tourism & History based on cultural heritage tourism (tangible and intangible) of the countries belonging to the Iberoamerican region, with particular emphasis on cultural heritage classified by UNESCO as "World Heritage".
The sub-themes are:
Theme 1. Tourist and cultural resources, products and experiences in the context of the ibero-american identity
Theme 2. Cultural/Heritage Tourism & ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)
Theme 3. Cultural/Heritage Tourism & Marketing
Theme 4. Tourism, History & Science
Theme 5. Tourism & Intangible Heritage 
Theme 6. Tourism, Architecture and Design
Information on the Conference Theme, Call for Abstracts, Deadlines, Venue, Keynote Speakers and other information can be found on the conference website:
http://cieo15.wix.com/turismo-historia (info in Portuguese, Spanish and English) Looking forward to receive your abstract for participation in TOURISM & HISTORY 2016 and to meet you in Faro or in Caxias do Sul next March.
Best regards,
The Organizing Commission

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sábado, outubro 17, 2015

DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional em debate, v. 5, n. 2 (2015)

«Caros leitores,

A revista DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional em debate acaba de publicar seu último número, disponível em http://www.periodicos.unc.br/index.php/drd
Convidamos a navegar no sumário da revista para acessar os artigos e outros itens de seu interesse.
Recomendamos e ficamos gratos pelo esforço em repassar esta informação aos vossos contatos, oportunizando a mais leitores terem acesso aos artigos da edição da DRd.
Agradecemos vosso interesse e apoio contínuo em nosso trabalho, ao mesmo
tempo que aguardamos futuras novas contribuições.

Valdir Roque Dallabrida
Universidade do Contestado
Fone 47-91541468
Fax 47-36226696
Professor e pesquisador com atuação no Mestrado em Desenvolvimento
Regional da UnC. 
Editor-chefe da Revista DRd.

DRd - Desenvolvimento Regional em debate
v. 5, n. 2 (2015)

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terça-feira, setembro 15, 2015

“Mega cultural events: does attendance affect residents’ perceptions of a city’s identity?”

«Abstract Events are frequently planned with a goal of attracting tourists to a destination. However, studies about the impact of a mega cultural event on residents’ identity are scarce. This research is based on the premise that hosting a mega cultural event can, to a significant degree, change a few of the attributes of the city’s identity as it is perceived by its residents. Specifically, the objective of the study is to identify the attributes of the city and compare the differences found between different groups of residents (attendees vs. non-attendees) before and after a mega cultural event. For this purpose, we focus our attention on Guimarães the ECOC 2012 (2012 European Capital of Culture) and the perceptions of the residents of this city. Several significant findings are reported and their implications for event managers and public policy administrators presented, along with the limitations of the study. 

Keywords: city’s identity; residents’ perceptions of effects; mega cultural event; event-induced tourism; Guimarães, Portugal.»

J. Freitas Santos 
Porto Polytechnic, Institute of Accounting and Business/CECEJ and Universidade do Minho/NIPE, Matosinhos, Portugal, jfsantosscap.ipp.pt 
Laurentina Vareiro 
School of Management, Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave, Barcelos, Portugal, lvareiro@ipca.pt
Paula Remoaldo 
Department of Geography – Institute of Social Sciences, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal , premoaldo@geografia.uminho.pt 
J. Cadima Ribeiro 
School of Economics and Management and NIPE, University of Minho, Campus de Gualtar, Braga, Portugal, jcadima@eeg.uminho.pt

(reprodução de resumo de Documento de Trabalho NIPE * WP 10/2015, entretanto tornado público no sítio da unidade de investigação -

quinta-feira, agosto 27, 2015