Responsible tourism, under debate at the HTSI Chair’s Annual Conference


The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) has organized this year’s Annual Conference of the HTSI Chair in Responsible Tourism and Hospitality with the title Turismo, ¿para qué? (Tourism, what for?). The event will be celebrated on September 27, World Tourism Day, which this year will have the motto “Travel, enjoy, respect”.

The event, which will take place in the ESADE Forum building, will aim to raise awareness on responsible, sustainable quality tourism that respects its surroundings. An introductory lecture will be offered by Elena Rodríguez, founder of Authenticitys. Then, a round table to discuss tourism in Barcelona will be held with Jordi William Carnes, General Director of Tourism of Barcelona; Pau Guardans, Vice President of Barcelona Global and CEO of Unico Hotels; Lucía Hernández, Ouishare Connector and expert consultant in collaborative tourism; and Cristian Palazzi, Director of Playground DO and collaborator with HTSI’s Chair of Responsible Tourism and Hospitality.


The event is free but seating is limited, so attendance must be confirmed by submitting the following form: Inscription for “Turismo, ¿para qué?” – Annual Day of the HTSI chair for Responsible Tourism and Hospitality.

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More than 80 students of the Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management begin classes at HTSI



More than 80 first-year students of the Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hospitality Management have attended the initiation and orientation week organized by the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI). Albert Fornells, Vice-Dean of Academics and Investigation, was charged with welcoming the new students to Ramon Llull University and, especially, to the tourism and hotel sector: “you’re beginning a voyage or an adventure that will never end: the adventure of being an excellent professional. In the coming years, you’ll get to know plenty of professionals, you’ll learn new concepts, techniques and strategies, and you’ll forge national and international relationships. Still, after you successfully complete this degree, you’ll have to keep on learning. I’m sure that these things will create an unforgettable experience that you’ll remember always”, he stated.

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Extension of the period for the presentation of candidacies for the 15th edition of the Premis Xavier – HTSI tourism awards


Constitución del jurado del Premi Xavier del Turisme -HTSI de la Facultad de Turismo y Dirección Hotelera Sant Ignasi

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) has decided to extend the period for the presentation of candidacies for the 15th edition of the Premis Xavier tourism awards to September 19.  Anyone who would like to present a candidacy can do so, taking into account the two categories of the award:

  • Professional category: persons and institutions whose contributions to the tourism sector are based on innovation, quality, service and personal development.
  • Academic category: persons and institutions whose involvement in training professionals from the sector is key to ensuring excellence, quality service, and the generation of knowledge.

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HTSI welcomes more than 35 international students of different nationalities



More than 35 international students from 14 different nationalities will study at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI), part of Ramon Llull University, during the 2017-2018 academic year. They come from countries like Ukraine, Belarus, Ecuador, Panama or Brazil, to name a few, and will complete all 4 years of the Bachelor Degree in Tourism and Hotel Management offered at our school. In addition, a total of 19 international students from Italy, the Netherlands, the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Norway, Hungary, France and Germany will participate in exchange programs. This number grows each year.

For all of them, HTSI has organized a series of orientation activities to get to know the facilities, the educational team and the services our School offers students. The “Welcome Days” introduction week will begin on Tuesday, September 5 with an information session, and will last until Friday, September 8. Programmed activities include a tour to get to know the city of Barcelona and its most emblematic spaces.

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We are on holidays at HTSI


We would like to remind you that HTSI will be closed for summer vacation from July 29 to September 3, both dates included.

Have a happy summer!


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