To what extent do the mediated representations of a place align with the image that destination marketing institutions aim to disseminate? What is the role of the Film Commissions in the media tourism phenomenon? And, do the locals support this type of tourism in an already touristic place? These and other related questions will be explored in the context of Spain, one of the world’s top tourism destinations and a country which hosts one of the most active European audiovisual industries.

Who will be a part of this conversation? A group of researchers from tourism, geography and media studies: Víctor Aertsen, Concepción Cascajosa, Andreu Fullana, Agustín Gámir, Carlos Manuel, Eugeni Osácar, María C. Puche-Ruiz and myself.

When will this conversation take place? On Friday, April 9th at 13.45 CET.

Where? In the online conference Worlds of Imagination.

Are you interested in attending? You can still order a ticket!

PhD Position: Media tourism in China

Note: This post has been updated. New information, in blue.

New PhD position in the project “Media tourism in China: A local perspective”. The application is now open for a Chinese student who wishes to study at Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands) with a scholarship from the China Scholarship Council (CSC).  

If you are interested in this position, please send the following to by February 7st, 2021

  • your CV, 
  • a motivation letter (max. 2 pages), and 
  • an academic text written by you in English (for example, a conference or journal article that you have written or are writing, an academic report). 

Selected candidates will be invited for an online interview. If you are invited for the interviews, you will have to present your research proposal. A written version of the proposal will need to be formally submitted to the CSC before March 5th, 2021.

For more information on the CSC Scholarship Program at Erasmus University Rotterdam and the requirements (e.g. English certificate), click here and here.

For more information on the project “Media tourism in China: A local perspective”, click on “Download” below.