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El turismo, motor fundamental de la economía de Cataluña (1951-2010)


  • Jordi Maluquer de Motes

    (Departament d'Economia i d'Història Econòmica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona)


This work outlines the basic dimensions of Catalonia’s economic activities associated to incoming tourism from 1951 until 2010. It analyzes its characteristics from a macroeconomics perspective and with a comparative approach. It shows the transformation from the sun and beach model that defined the initiation stage of mass tourism into a much more diversified tourism destination, with an increasing relevance of the Barcelona conurbation. This transformation has provided for a positive adaptation to the segmentation experimented by international tourism demand. Foreign tourism has given Catalonia its Spanish and European leadership and it has become its main engine of economic growth.

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  • Jordi Maluquer de Motes, 2011. "El turismo, motor fundamental de la economía de Cataluña (1951-2010)," UHE Working papers 2011_12, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Departament d'Economia i Història Econòmica, Unitat d'Història Econòmica.
  • Handle: RePEc:aub:uhewps:2011_12

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