Xavier Puertas

Academic background
  • 2013. PhD in Leisure and Human Development. Institute of Leisure Studies. University of Deusto, Bilbao. Title of the thesis: “GRO, la gestión responsable del ocio en ámbito turístico”
  • 2011. DEA in the PhD program Leisure and Human Potential by the University of Deusto, Bilbao.
  • 1992. Bachelor Degree in Art History. University of Barcelona.
  • 1997/98. Postgraduate in Education. ICE. University of Barcelona.
  • 2000 Official Guide by Generalitat de Catalunya, in Catalan, Spanish, English, French and Dutch languages.
Knowledge areas
  • Tourism and leisure
  • Art and management culture
Teaching experience
  • 1989/2007. Coordinator and lecturer at various upper levels of Hospitality and Tourism. Escola de Turisme CETT, highlighting the Senior Technician in Tourist Entertainment.
  • 1996/2012. Coordinator of Leisure. EUHT CETT-UB (Escola de Turisme CETT, attached to the University of Barcelona).
  • 1996/2010. Lecturer in the Diploma in Tourism in subjects of  “Leisure Management in tourism industry”, “History of Tourism” “Psychology of Tourism” and “Tourism New Practices “.
  • 2009/2012. Lecturer in the Bachelor Degree in Tourism, EUHT CETT-UB, subjects “Introduction to the Specialty of Tourism Management”, “Business Travel Services” and “New Trends in Tourism” (taught in English).
  • 2002/2005. Lecturer in the Master in Travel Agencies, EUHT CETT-UB and Viajes El Corte Ingles, the module “Management of tourism territorial knowledge” and “emerging tourist destinations”.
  • 2005/2012. Lecturer in the Master of Cultural Heritage in Tourism management, EUHT CETT-UB, the “Mediation and social, tourist and cultural agents” module.
  • 2009/2011. Coordinator and lecturer of “Cultural and Urban Trends in a Global Environment” in Barcelona Summer School Cett module, taught entirely in English.
  •  2010/2012. Lecturer in several Masters taught by the EUHT CETT-UB, common research methodologies module (Master Universitari d’Empreses en Estratégica d’Empreses Turístiques, Master Universitari en Innovació en la Gestió Turística y Master Universitari en Gestión Hotelera i de Restauració.
  • 1996/2012. Responsible for final research projects , in Bachelor Degree and Masters, nationally, internationally and in cooperation with several international universities level.
  • 2013 – current. Lecturer at HTSI, URL: Geography, Destination Global Destination Management and Analysis.
Research experience
  • 2006/2013. Member of the Jury of the Official Guide Accreditation Catalunya.  Departament d’Empresa i Ocupació of the Generalitat de Catalunya.
  •  2007/2012. Representative and active member of the Gaspar Espuña Foundation – Cett in OITS (Organisation International du Tourisme Social, Brussels, Belgium).
  • 2010/2012. Scientific coordinator of ARA, Journal of Tourism Reseach. ISSN 1997-2520, 2014-4458 eISSN.
  • 2011. Award for the best content of the  year in OCW (Courseware Category)  Global Conference in Cambridge, Massachusetts. For Tourist Animation Techniques, created for the State Distance University of Costa Rica (UNED), School of Social Sciences and Humanities, Chair of Sustainable Tourism San Jose, Costa Rica, with Acuna, M.
  • 2012. Creation of Pensum the Degree in Tourism for the UASD (Autonomous University of Santo Domingo), in the Dominican Republic, with the support of the Ministries of Tourism and Culture of the same country.
Relevant publications
  • 2012. El Dark Tourism a Barcelona. Artículo publicado en TotCett, nº 23. Edita Grup Cett. EUHT CETT-UB. Barcelona.
  • 2009. Els Càmpings. Atles del Turisme de Catalunya. Departament d’Innovació, Universitats i Empresa de la Generalitat de Catalunya.
  • 2008. Ética y mediación cultural en el ámbito turístico. Los mediadores del ocio turístico y los animadores turísticos. ARA, Journal of Tourism Research. ISSN 1997-2520. e-ISSN 20144458.
  • 2008. El animador turístico. Mediador de ocio clave en la optimización del tiempo en los establecimientos de alojamiento. OcioGune, 2008. Universidad de Deusto. Bilbao.
  • 2007. Gestión del ocio en el ámbito turístico. Editorial Síntesis. Madrid
  • 2004. XX anys del Premis Alimara de Turisme. Fundació Gaspar Espuña. Barcelona.
  • 2004. Animación en el ámbito turístico. Editorial Síntesis. Madrid.
  • 2002. Juegos y actividades deportivas para la animación turística. Editorial Síntesis. Madrid.
  • 2001. Diccionari d’Hoteleria i Turisme. TermCat Edicions 62. Barcelona.
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