Sustainable tourism in the Mediterranean in the post-COVID situation

31 March 2022. From 18:30  To 20:00 | Conference | French | IEMed
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Read the article “Quelles perspectives pour un tourisme durable en Méditerranée après la crise du Covid-19 ?”

The conference discusses the current situation of Mediterranean tourism, in a COVID and Post-COVID context. Dr. Gravari-Barbas assesses the tourism situation in Mediterranean countries in the 2010s, and explains the reasons of the over-touristic phenomena observed till 2019. She also focuses on the measures taken in several countries to relaunch tourism, and discusses tourism in the post-COVID area and the need for a new tourism development paradigm.

Maria Gravari-Barbas is the director of the Interdisciplinary Research Team on Tourism (EIREST) and the UNESCO Chair “Tourism, Culture, Development” at the Paris 1-Sorbonne University where she also directs the Institute for Research and High Studies on Tourism (IREST), a multidisciplinary research team dedicated to tourism studies, whose main focuses are cultural heritage, development and urban-tourism evolutions. Some of her recent publications include Tourism and Gentrification in Contemporary Metropolises (Routledge, 2017) with Sandra Guinan; Tourism Imaginaries at the Disciplinary Crossroads (Routledge, 2016) with Nelson Graburn; and Starchitecture(s). Figures of Architects and the Tourist Space (Éditions L’Harmattan, 2015) with Cécile Renard-Delautre.

Moderated by Laura Huici Sancho, associate professor in Public International Law and International Relations and adjoint director of the Master’s degree, UB. Co-organised by the IEMed as part of the Aula Mediterrània 2021-22 programme in collaboration with theMaster’s in International Studies – Organizations and International Cooperation, UB.

This lecture takes place at the IEMed conference room, Girona, 20 – Barcelona and it can also be followed on IEMed Youtube Channel. The session is conducted in French with simultaneous Spanish translation.



Maria Gravari Barbas

Director of the Interdisciplinary Research Team on Tourism (EIREST) Paris 1 Panthéon – Sorbonne

Laura Huici Sancho

Associate professor UB

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