The Faculty of Tourism at the Universitat de les Illes Balears invites you to participate in the International Week “Empowering students to harness the potential of Tourism”, from April 10th to 12th, 2019. Tourism Studies play a fundamental role in raising awareness towards the impacts of Tourism, but also, in developing competencies that transform our students into agents of change. This edition of the International Week proposes a three-day program of lectures within our regular courses, so that our students have the opportunity of learning how other universities address the issue of the impacts of Tourism. The programme includes a 'Mobility Partners day', where you can present your university to our students, and meet with the nominees for the 2019-2020 academic year.

The event aims to be a forum for reviewing what Tourism studies have done so far, and debating on the actions required for the future. We welcome lectures, projects, and extracurricular activities that reinforce students skills, and ultimately transform the Tourism industry into a more sensitive and sustainable activity. Therefore, we look for lectures that not only address an issue, but also propose solutions. Presentations should be preferably in English, although talks in French, German, Spanish and Catalan are also welcome. Presentations can be related, but not limited to the following:


  • Destination management.
  • The positive and negative economic impacts of Tourism.
  • Effects of Tourism in the social structure of the destination.
  • Does Tourism transform the host community’s cultural values?
  • Human Resource Management practices and employees’ quality of life.
  • Tourism and its effects on indigenous, rural or impoverished communities.
  • Balancing the investment on infrastructure for tourists and the locals.
  • Successes and pitfalls in implementing teaching programs on sustainability.
  • Tourism and its environmental concerns.
  • Intercultural and multicultural adaptation.
  • CSR and financial indicators.
  • Environmental accounting.
  • Gender issues in Tourism.
  • Quantitative analysis of Tourism effects.

Your participation can be arranged within the frame of the Erasmus+ Staff Teaching Mobility, or Staff Training Mobility programmes. For those participating under the Staff Teaching Mobility programme, please include a title and an abstract of about 150 words. We will appreciate it if you could confirm your participation before March 25 th.

May you have further inquiries, do not hesitate to contact me.

Rebeca Mendez-Duron
Vice Dean of the Faculty of Tourism