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Peripheral Territories, Tourism, and Regional Development

Dr. Rui Alexandre Castanho is a pos-doc researcher on the GREAT Project, University of Azores, furthermore, he collaborates with the University of Extremadura, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre Madeira - Centre for Tourism Research, and University of Campinas.


Gualter Couto

University of the Azores

Dr. Gualter Manuel Medeiros do Couto doctor of Finance from Technical University of Lisbon (ISEG), is a finance Professor at School of Business and Economics, Universidade dos Açores since 1996 and researcher at Center of Applied Economics Studies of the Atlantic since 2003.

Rossana Santos

University of Madeira

Dr. Rossana Santos has all her academic career in the field of tourism and hospitality, she has a PhD in Tourism and a Master degree in Tourism Management and Development from the University of Aveiro. She is a tourism and hospitality Professor in Superior School of Technologies and Management of the University of Madeira.


Agritourism Rural Tourism Ecotourism Nature-based Tourism Circular and Green Economy Economic Development Regional Development Regional Spatial planning Conservation Strategies and Methods Public Policies Strategi Planning Territorial Impact Assessment

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In the particular instance of Peripheral territories, Insular, or Low-density Regions, the tourism industry consistently accepts itself as one of the primary, if not the most significant drivers of the territorial economy. Nevertheless, issues as constrained land, water assets, the overexploitation of the travel industry, are just a few examples of factors that characterize some of these territories. Even if those are worldwide issues, in the Southern European regions and the Mediterranean Countries they seem to be more evident. In fact, these regions are relevant case studies regarding regional development and territorial sustainability, strategic planning, as well as territorial management and governance as a whole.

Contextually, it is essential to assess and analyze the behavior of tourism activities in light of the new challenges of the United Nations 2030 agenda and the consequent growth and sustainable development.

The present Book Project will focus mainly, but not only, in Insular Regions of European and Mediterranean Countries. Thus, the book expects to cross, assess, and analyze the behaviors, models, and progress taking place on those particular territories concerning sustainability as well as the related variables that may influence it. So, the editors encourage the submission of works related to the topics of tourism in peripheral territories, governance strategies and processes, regional planning, among several other topics that could relate the main subject of the Book and consequently enrich the theoretical literature.

Thereby, the following work entitled: Peripheral Territories, Tourism, and Regional Development expect to be a significant scientific contribution to this specific theme.

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Date completed: September 14th 2020

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Expected publication date: April 23rd 2021

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Rui Alexandre Castanho

WSB University

Rui Alexandre Castanho holds an International Ph.D. on Sustainable Planning in Borderlands. Nowadays, he's a Professor at the WSB University, Poland, and the Coordinator of International Relations on the Research Institute on Territorial Cooperation and Inter-Organizational Cooperation. Also, he is a pos-doc researcher on the GREAT Project, University of Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Furthermore, he collaborates with the Environmental Resources Analysis Research Group (ARAM) - University of Extremadura (UEx); VALORIZA - Research Center for the Enhancement of Endogenous Resources, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP), Portugal; CITUR - Madeira - Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation, Madeira, Portugal; and AQUAGEO Research Group - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Moreover, he has Graduated in Green Spaces Engineering and Agricultural Engineering and holds a Master's Degree in Planning, Audit, and Control in Urban Green Spaces.

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