academic-activity-htsi-barcelona-tourism-1The current health crisis has forced universities and schools to close and has presented the academic world with a new challenge: digital learning. Since in-person classes have been suspended because of the spread of COVID-19, education now depends entirely on the digital world.

The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi – HTSI (Ramon Llull University) has worked hard to continue its academic activity and remain in contact with all students, both from the Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism and the Master’s Programs in Hotel Management and Event Planning.

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HTSI, the 2nd-best place to study hospitality and leisure management in Spain, according to Ranking QS



The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (HTSI), part of Ramon Llull University, has once again been named one of the best places to study tourism in Spain. This year, it was declared the 2nd-best university institution in Spain in the field of Hospitality & Leisure Management by QS World University Ranking by Subjects 2020. HTSI has moved up one position in the ranking since 2019.

This prestigious classification has placed HTSI in 45th place in the 2020 world ranking for university institutions specialized in tourism and hospitality management, improving its ranking on an international level.


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HTSI participates in the Travel Tech Spirit focused on female leadership in tourism



Daniela Freund, a researcher and professor at the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (URL), took part in the round table discussion “El camino para el liderazgo de la mujer en e-Travel” (The path towards female leadership in e-Travel). This discussion was part of Travel Tech Spirit, an event held in Barcelona on February 27.

Presented by Anna Jimenez, director of Strategic Partnerships at KAYAK and co-founder of Women in eTravel, the discussion looked at how to achieve gender equality in entrepreneurship and management positions. In addition to Daniela Freund, the event included Belén Marrón, councillor at Transmaber and patron of the PortAventura Foundation, and Míriam Cordero, director of Business Development in Southern Europe for <intent>.

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Ricard Santomà: “tourists come looking for Facebook likes, and that requires constant innovation on the part of the destination”


foto-ricard-santomaAs part of FITUR, RNE radio program “No es un día cualquiera” de RNE entrevista a Ricard Santomà, dean of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi


RNE: In 2019, 3.4 million tourists visited Spain. The tourism sector provided 12% of the GNP; it’s generating wealth, and employment is stable. Is Spain maintaining its position as a tourism powerhouse? That’s what the numbers seem to show…

Ricard Santomà: the numbers say that Spain is the second biggest tourist destination in terms of international arrivals, after France. Since the dawn of modern tourism, it’s always been in second or third place.

RNE: What sets Spain apart as a tourism destination? 

RS: Spain is seen as a mature, well-established destination. Above all, we’ve used the sun and the beaches, our cultural diversity and all the activities that are available. Plus, Spain has known how to hold its own over time, and that isn’t easy. It has also taken advantage of its infrastructure to promote business tourism.

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El Prado, The Louvre and the British Museum, Xavier Tourism Awards-HTSI Winners



El Prado Museum, the British Museum and the Louvre will share the award for the professional category of the 17th Xavier Tourism Awards-HTSI. These awards are organized by the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management (HTSI), part of Ramon Llull University.

The jury, led by Federico Mayor Zaragoza, also decided to give an award to the City of Barcelona as a sustainable tourism destination, and to the World Tourism Organization in the institutional category.

The awards ceremony for the Xavier Tourism Awards-HTSI will be held on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, at 7:00 pm at CaixaForum Barcelona. It will include the collaboration of the “la Caixa” banking foundation (click here to RSVP).

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1st edition of HTSI’s Tourism Talks a resounding success



The revenue manager will evolve into an analyst in close contact with other areas in order to maximize profitability. This is one of the most noteworthy conclusions of the 1st edition of Tourism Talks, held on January 16th with over 120 people in attendance. The event was organized by the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi (URL), eMascaró and Pangea-The Travel Store, and is part of a series of debates that will be held in 2020 on current topics involving tourism and digital transformation.

The round table discussion addressed the challenges of revenue management and digital marketing, as well as expected changes in this area. Moderator Alfonso Pérez, corporate sales and marketing director at Only You, asked participants what profile of revenue manager will be like in five years; the consensus was that it would involve more data analysis. “We’ll move towards automatic systems that will combine more and more data”, concluded Francesc Holgado, commercial and operations director of Mercer Hotels and director of Mercer Hotel Barcelona.


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The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi-HTSI (Ramon Llull University) and the Unió d’Eixos Comercials Turístics-Barcelona Oberta (from here on, Barcelona Oberta), has signed a collaboration agreement to seek out new ways of working together.

On January 9, 2020, Ricard Santomà, dean of HTSI, and Gabriel Jené Llabrés, president of Barcelona Oberta, signed the agreement at the HTSI campus with the goal of finding joint initiatives that benefit both institutions.

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The School of Tourism and Hospitality Management Sant Ignasi – HTSI (Ramon Llull University) and Mews Systems have signed a collaboration agreement to look into future projects that would benefit both institutions.

On December 17, 2019, HTSI dean Ricard Santomà and Idelfonso Moyano, Mews’ Managing Director for Spain & Portugal, signed an agreement at HTSI where they committed to working towards joint initiatives.

Thanks to this agreement, the School continues to expand its collaboration with businesses dedicated to digital transformation and innovation, a field that will play an important role in shaping professions in the coming years. The goal of this agreement is to promote and support initiatives that help bring businesses closer to the education sector while also improving the quality of university education. As a result, the School will provide students with in-depth knowledge of new trends, digital growth and predominance, methods for managing change and the use of new technologies.

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URL included in Times Higher Education’s Global Employability Ranking Once Again


ranking-theRamon Llull University, of which the School of Tourism and Hospitality Mangement Sant Ignasi is a member, was included in the Global Employability Ranking for the fourth year in a row. This ranking evaluates universities’ capacity to prepare their graduates for the job market, and includes the opinions of human resources managers from businesses and institutions around the world. This year’s edition included universities from 41 countries.

This prestigious ranking –prepared by French firm HR Consultancy Emerging and published by Times Higher Education— ranks URL 194th. In all, 3 Catalan universities and 6 Spanish universities made it on the list (IE University Segovia, University of Navarre, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Complutense University of Madrid and Pompeu Fabra University).

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HTSI participates in FC Barcelona “Juntes fem camí” workshop



On November 29, a workshop entitled Juntes fem camí (Making progress together) was held at Sala Roma at Camp Nou stadium. Bringing together about sixty women from different collectives, it was organized by the Edelmira Calvetó Group and directed by the secretary of FC Barcelona’s governing board, Maria Teixidor. The workshop featured activities emphasizing women’s roles in promoting their own visibility and importance in the club’s activities. HTSI researcher and professor Daniela Freund was one of six lecturers taking part in the event.




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