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  GARCIA ANDREU, HUGO

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GARCIA ANDREU, HUGO

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Position:
PROFESOR/A CONTRATADO/A DOCTOR/A (LOU)
Dept.
Institutes:
I.U. INVESTIGACIONES TURISTICAS
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Academic background

  • Doctor en Sociología
    Universidad de Alicante (29/02/2008)
  • Licenciado/a en Sociología
    Universidad de Alicante (27/07/2001)

My scientific career is developed over 15 years in the framework of projects financed in competitive R&D calls that are also developed jointly with other national and international universities. This intense scientific activity both nationally and internationally and its necessary coordination with other research teams has provided me with extensive experience in scientific practice and specifically in the development and execution of field work. An indicator that these research projects have produced relevant and quality scientific knowledge is that the results have been published in journals of high international impact (JCR and SCOPUS).
Likewise, the technical achievements derived from the intense scientific practice have made it possible to develop technical advisory actions for companies and public administrations.
A central research line in my scientific career is the analysis of the social impacts derived from tourism activity. This line of research begins in parallel in my doctoral thesis and in the first research projects in which I participate. At that time I investigate the possibility of applying innovative methodologies to the evaluation of impacts, specifically the Causal Network Methodology. All the accumulated baggage during those years is used, in later years, for the evaluation of the transformations produced by tourism in regions of South America. First, within the framework of an R&D project, I analyze the social change and tensions caused by the arrival of mass tourism to the Brazilian northeast coast (Pipa, Natal), the resistance strategies that are proposed in some communities and the consequences of the commitment to an alternative tourism product to modern mass tourism such as community tourism (Prainha do Canto Verde, Ceará). Secondly, by connecting with teachers at the University of La Frontera (Chile), we extend the analysis of community tourism to projects with a marked ethnic character (Mapuche community of Llaguepulli, Araucanía, Chile). Currently I investigate the resistance and impulses to the diffusion of innovations in tourism with special attention to the brakes and impulses to accessible tourism on the Costa Blanca. The results of the research are brought to my teaching practice in the Degree in Tourism, in the Master's Degree in Tourism Management and Planning and in the doctorate in Tourism of the UA.