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In light of the extensive and multi-discipline content that research in tourism involves, in the Institute of International Economics, regional, national and international papers and projects are carried out covering the great subject diversity in this sector. The work undertaken, therefore, focuses on vaious aspects of tourism such as: tourism planning and development, design of tourism information systems, tourism and region analysis, education and training policies in tourism, tourism sustainability, access to innovation and new technologies, study of laws and legislation, tourism impact, etc.

The general objectives of this area of research are:

1. To develop areas and instruments of research and education that enable university resources and those of its researchers to be used for public service in the area of tourism.

2. To foster collaboration among lecturers, researchers and professioals in tourism to allow tourism to be approached from multiple angles that are compatible with a high level of specialisation and experience.

3. To give a scientific, but pragmatic response to the need for theoretical knowledge and that applied to businesses and institutions in tourism.

4. To collaborate with supranational bodies in their task of regulating and developing sustainable tourism on a worldwide scale.

5. To transmit research experience, making it available to institutions and businesses and offering concrete solutions to problems analysed.

6. To make technical consultants’ knowledge available to the growing demand of developing countries that see tourism as an efficient way of achieving a higher standard of social well-being for their people.

The growing international aspect in the research area of tourism must be underlined. This has led the I.E.I. to form a part of several international research networks (such as the Urb-Al programme financed by the European Commission, FEDER projects), which has generated interesting connections with both European and South American members.


Sancho, A., García, G., Rozo, E. (2007): "Comparativa de indicadores de sostenibilidad para destinos desarrollados, en desarrollo y con poblaciones vulnerables". Annals of Tourism Research. Vol. 9, nº 1

Lostado Bojo, Rafael (2004): "Un modelo genérico de espacio de turismo, salud y ocio para jubilados desde la sostenibilidad". Ed. IMP DIGITAL, Valencia, 2004. ISBN 84-688-5850-1

Cabrer, Sancho, Serrano (2003): "Microeconometría y decisión". Microeconometría y decisión Segura B., Gimeno A. Gonzalez, P Navarro S., Sancho A. (2003): "Turismo y Medioambiente". UPVAbierta

Sancho, A., Maset A., Martin, D. (2003): "Innovación tecnológica y calidad en el sector turístico". Actas del Simposium Internacional de Turismo, ESADE


Sancho Pérez, A. (2008): "Innovación y competitividad en empresas y destinos turísticos". 2º Congreso de la Sociedad de Investigadores en Turismo de Chile. Universidad Austral de Chile.

Sancho Pérez, A. (2007): "PRO-ECO Sustainable Mediterranean Model - the strategic planning of the Project SPACE (INTERREG III-B MEDOCC)". Semana de los “Open days” (European Week of Regions and Cities, 8-11 October 2007), Comité de las Regiones, Bruselas

Sancho Pérez, A., García, G. (2007): "El impacto de la America´s Cup en la imagen turística de la ciudad de Valencia". XVI Internacional Leisure and Tourism Symposium (ESADE). Premio a la segunda mejor Comunicación

Sancho Pérez, A., García, G. (2005): "El posicionamiento de un destino turistico en un mercado globalizado y competitivo: comparación de prácticas entre competidores y líderes". Congreso XIV International Leisure and Tourism Symposium

Sancho Pérez, A. (2005): "La sostenibilidad turística en la Comunidad Valenciana: oportunidades, barreras y perspectivas de futuro". Hacia la sostenibilidad del sector turístico valenciano - Organiza Fundación Entorno y Conselleria de Territorio y Vivienda


New cities of the mediterranean sea basin - Newcimed (Programa ENPI Cross-border Cooperation Mediterranean Sea Basin, 2011-2013). (2011-2013)
García, G. y Sancho, A.

Development of Rural Tourism destinations in North Great Plain through international cooperation (INTERREG III-C PERSPECTIVE 2007-2013, 2006-2007)
Sancho Pérez A.

Systéme de Protection Environmental et du Patrimoine Culturel des Espaces Mediterranéens de valeur naturelle et culturelle spéciale sous pression urbaine et économique (SPACE - INTERREG III-B MEDOCC, 2005-2007)
Sancho Pérez A.

Transformación de la industría turística a través de las nuevas estrategias de información y comunicación (Acciones Integradas con Austria, 2004)
Sancho Pérez, A.

Transformación de la industria turística a través de las nuevas estrategias de información y comunicación (Acciones Integradas. Ministerio Presidencia, 2002-2004)
Sancho Pérez, A.



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