An approach to tourism research in Spain

José Antonio Corral-Marfil, Gemma Cànoves-Valiente

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© 2016 by Emerald Group Publishing Limited. The proceedings of the 17 editions of the conference of the Spanish Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism constitute a valuable archival resource within the research on Spanish tourism. But so far their contents have not been analyzed. The aim of this chapter is to examine the research that has been presented at its conference by means of a bibliometric analysis of the proceedings of 17 editions. The study focuses on the origin of the research (countries, regions, institutions, and authors), as well as its characteristics in terms of themes dealt with, geographical areas researched, methodologies, disciplinary areas, and attitudes toward tourism. Implications for the evolution of the research are discussed in terms of knowledge contributions and the shaping of major tourism research traditions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTourism Social Science Series
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016


  • Bibliometric analysis
  • Conference proceedings
  • Spain
  • Tourism research


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