I am Professor at the Rovira i Virgili University where I am the Principal Investigator of the Research Group in Territorial Analysis and Tourism Studies (http://www.urv.cat/en/). My academic background is in Geography and my research interest concentrates on analyzing how places are transformed by tourism mobilities as well as on understanding the effects of these mobilities on economic development, social transformation, place attractiveness and urban competition at different scales (http://moveturproject.org/). Some of my work is about tourism destinations evolution (https://www.routledge.com/Tourism-Destination-Evolution/Brouder-Clave-Gill-Ioannides/p/book/9781472453990), tourism geographies research (http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/pdfplus/10.1108/S1571-5043%282013%290000019012) or the globalization of the theme park industry (http://www.cabi.org/bookshop/book/9781845932084).
I currently serve as Director of the Doctoral Program in Tourism and Leisure (http://www.doctor.urv.cat/futurs-estudiants/oferta/7714/en_index/) and as Director of Research at the Science and Technology Park for Tourism and Leisure of Catalonia (http://www.pct-turisme.cat/eng/). I have recently been Visiting Research Scholar at the International Institute of Tourism Studies at the George Washington University in Washington DC (http://business.gwu.edu/blogs/how-good-urban-planning-is-critical-to-successful-tourism-an-interview-with-visiting-research-scholar-salvador-anton-clave/). During this time I was living in Bethesda, in the beautiful Maryland, with my wife and my daughter.
Beside my professional background, my personal interests are diverse. I am currently reading a David Abulafia´s book about the struggle for the dominion of Western Mediterranean during the Middle Ages and the role of the Catalan kings entitled The Western Mediterranean Kingdoms 1200-1500: The Struggle for Dominion (https://books.google.es/books/about/The_Western_Mediterranean_Kingdoms_1200.html?id=aFomAQAAMAAJ&redir_esc=y). I also love hiking, listening music, traveling and tasting wines and teas with friends.
This week I will be tweeting about mobilities, tourism, cities, public spaces and my daily life. I hope you enjoy my tweets.