1. Identify regional/territorial development models where tourism has been a competitive advantage, analyze the resulting structures and evaluate the role of implemented policies.


Task 1.1. Identify consolidated tourist destinations where tourism has led to a competitive advantage through statistical indicators with a territorial, economic and social base.

Task 1.2. Analyze the role of territorial and touristic policies in the formation processes of selected destinations through documentary techniques.

Task 1.3. Compare the territorial development processes of the Spanish Mediterranean destinations with coastal destinations located in other tourist areas of the Mediterranean and Central America through synthetic graphics and cartographic models.


2.  Analyze the evolution, urban structure and regional integration of destinations at an intermediate scale and classify them in terms of their recent transformations.


Task 2.1. Evaluate territorial and urban dynamics of the selected destinations through mapping techniques.

Task 2.2. Analyze perception indicators, quality of life and lifestyles in tourist destinations through survey techniques.

Task 2.3. Identify patterns of spatiotemporal mobility of tourists and residents in tourist destinations using satellite tracking techniques and mobile technology.

Task 2.4. Analyze the changes in the destinations image through the study of the perceptions of tourists and the study of changes in the projected image by the destinations.


3.  Analyze functional, demographic and structural changes of destinations and their regions in terms of entrepreneurship, new social relations, residential mobility and location of productive areas/functions.


Task 3.1. Analyze sociodemographic differences between population groups and establish typologies of tourists and new residents that are located in tourist destinations.

Task 3.2. Delimitate the relationship between the location of new residents, the attractiveness of the destinations and the location processes of new activities.

Task 3.3. Identify networks of agents that generate competitiveness of touristic “clusters”.


4.  Evaluate destination changing patterns in response to the fragility and vulnerability of social, economic and environmental conditions, in the context of globalization of relationships and flows, which have favored their development.


Task 4.1. Identify existing strategies to raise alternative development scenarios to potential changes in the energy model that currently supports the mobility of consumers through documentary analysis and fieldwork.

Task 4.2. Evaluate the impact of policies aimed at mitigating the effects of climate change on destinations.

Task 4.3. Modeling the effects about the competitiveness of the destinations of the existence of environmentally and socially responsible policies through simulation techniques.