HTSI and the Gran Teatre del Liceu present the “Alas para el Autismo” project in the 8th week for social responsibility in Catalonia



The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI), part of Ramon Llull University, participated in the 8th Week for Social Responsibility in Catalonia by explaining the project “Alas para el Autismo: cultura para todos sin barreras” (Wings for Autism: culture for all, without barriers) in collaboration with the Gran Teatre del Liceu Foundation. The project was presented as part of the round table entitled “Alianzas empresa y tercer sector” (Company and third-sector alliances).

At the event held at the seat of the General Archive of the Crown of Aragon in Barcelona on November 15, Mónica CerdánDirector of the School’s Chair of Responsible Tourism and Hospitality, indicated that the goal of the project is to improve access to tourism and cultural activities for individuals with intellectual disabilities in general, and autism in particular. HTSI is currently preparing a manual on accessibility in collaboration with El Liceu and the Provincial Council of Barcelona, along with a number of scientific articles on an international scale to transmit the experience to other opera houses. Cerdán expressed her thanks for the involvement of institutions like the Barcelona City Council, the Barcelona Provincial Council and the Unesco Chair of Ramon Llull University in many of the HTSI Chair’s projects.

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HTSI hosts the first meeting of the Barcelona Global Challenge on tourism



Last week, the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) hosted the first meeting of Barcelona Global Challenge, prior to the 1st Barcelona Global Summit: Innovation in urban tourism.

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URL in Times Higher Education’s top 100 universities for job placement



Ramon Llull University, which includes the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi as a federated entity, has earned a place in the 2017 Global University Employability top 100 ranking for the second year in a row. This ranking is put out by Times Higher Education, an international reference in the university sector.

URL is the only Catalan university and one of just three Spanish universities among the 100 world universities whose graduates are most highly valued by large companies for hiring.

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HTSI participates in the 8th Week for Social Responsibility in Catalonia



As part of the 8th Week for Social Responsibility in Catalonia, on November 15 the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI) will hold the conference “Wings for Autism: culture for all, without barriers” in Barcelona. Mónica Cerdan, Director of the HTSI Chair of Responsible Tourism and Hospitality and Irene Calvís, Head of the Social Project of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Foundation of Barcelona, will be speaking. The “Ales per a l’Autisme” (Wings for Autism) project will be presented at 12:30, as part of the general lecture entitled “Business and third-sector alliances”.

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Mireia Morera, HTSI tourism student, World Skating Champion


Mireia Morera, 2nd-year student of the Bachelor Program in Tourism and Hotel Management at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI), was crowned world champion at the 2017 World Roller Games held in Nanjing (China), as part of the Olot Artistic Skating Club (CPA Olot). This award is the eleventh world title won by the team, which has also earned a number of European, Spanish, Catalan and local trophies.

Mireia Morera started skating at the age of 5, and after so much self-sacrifice and hard work, she is proud of what she has achieved: “making it to a world championship and competing like an elite athlete is a huge success for me, and for the whole team”, Maria Morera told HTSI.

In addition, this type of international experiences are a great complement to studying tourism, allowing participants to get to know other cultures and interact with hotel management. These are two of the reasons Mireia Morera decided to pursue her bachelor studies in tourism and hotel management at HTSI, where the warm welcome received from the very beginning and the international academic and professional opportunities offered especially stand out.

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