Position: Integrated Researcher with Doctoral Degree

Academic background: PhD in Geography specializing in Urban and Regional Planning, IGOT, Universidade de Lisboa, 2013

Research GroupTERRITUR

Email:  francisco.silva@eshte.pt

Research interests: Tourist Planning, Island Destinations, Nature Tourism, Events, Smart Tourism

ORCID: 0000-0002-9742-7339

Ciência Vitae: 561B-A2EF-C92A

Biosketch

Professor at the Escola Superior de Hotelaria e Turismo do Estoril (ESHTE). Is a researcher at the Centre for Geographical Studies, IGOT, Universidade de Lisboa, and at the CiTUR – Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation.
He is PhD in Geography specializing in Urban and Regional Planning (IGOT-Universidade de Lisboa), and holds a Specialist Degree in Travel and Leisure (ESHTE), a Master of Science and Geographic Information Systems (ISEGI-UNL) and a Degree in Geography (FL- Universidade de Lisboa).,
His professional activity has been quite varied, including photojournalist and instructor and coach in several adventure activities including mountain, climbing, canyoning and rope work courses. He has worked in tourism planning, namely as consultant in some tourism strategic plans and developed several projects applied to nature tourism.
He is the author of several books on tourism and adventure sports, and regularly publishes articles in international scientific journals on tourism and events.