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Estudios y perspectivas en turismo

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KOROSSY, Nathália; DIAS E CORDEIRO, Itamar  and  HENRIQUES SIMOES, José Manuel. La génesis de las ciudades turísticas: Un Análisis del proceso de urbanización turística de Portimão (Portugal). Estud. perspect. tur. [online]. 2014, vol.23, n.1, pp.176-189. ISSN 1851-1732.

The Genesis of Tourist Cities: An Analysis of Portimão (Portugal) Tourism Urbanization. New economic activities, like those related with tourism and leisure, have been influenced the spatial production process of the cities, promoting a process of urbanization distinguished that those occurred with the industrialization: the touristic urbanization, whose concept appears in 90´s with the Patrick Mullins’ theories. After Mullins’ pioneering, others authors have been discussing, mainly through empirical studies, the features of these phenomenon. As a contribution for these discussion, this paper aims to analyze the main features of the touristic urbanization process and its result - the touristic city, using the city of Portimão (located in south coast of Portugal), as case of study.

Keywords : Tourism; Tourism urbanization; Tourist cities; Portimão.

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