Thematic Axes:


  1. State, public policies and the production of space for tourism

In spite of the deep transformations promoted by the advance of neoliberalism, the states maintained their protagonism in the social and historical process of space production. How have different nation states acted to promote the development of tourism and how does this performance reveal itself in the production of space?


  1. Economic financialization and tourism

The capitalist mode of production is experiencing a time when financialization has become a structuring element in the process of reproduction of capital, affecting, in a different way, nations, markets and economic activities, among which tourism. How has the financialization of the economy interfered in the development of tourism and in what way does tourism, dialectically, contribute to its reproduction?


  1. Tourism in the urban society today

The urbanization of society is generalized, differentiating itself and keeping, however, the regional and local particularities. Analyzing the relationship between urbanization processes and tourism development considering different places in the world is the analytical challenge that this axis proposes. How is nowadays the relationship between urbanization-tourism/tourism-urbanization?


  1. Culture as an alibi and the  commercialization of space by tourism

The protection of natural and cultural heritage is historically linked to the promotion of its use and its appropriation by tourism in a perspective of the consumption of the particularities of space in a broad sense. What strategies make natural and cultural heritage goods for tourist consumption?


  1. Tourist companies and the  commercialization of space

The "world of tourism" refers to a wide range of companies that directly and indirectly participate in the process of reproduction of the activity over time, as in the case of travel agency and lodging companies, as well as cruises. What is the role played by large multinational and trans-national corporations in the tourism sector in the space arrangements assumed by the activity at different scales?


  1. Contradictions in the world of work in tourism

In the last decades the world of work has undergone profound transformations on a global scale, but it is necessary to consider the particularities of each nation-state. Regulatory aspects make up this debate, but do not exhaust the issue, which encompasses more general historical processes such as precarization and outsourcing, among others. How is tourism organized today, considering its main characteristics?