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Personal Information

Name: Raul Suhett de Morais
Birthday: April 1st, 1983 (35 years old)
Birthplace: Contagem (MG), Brazil
Currently living in: Barcelona, Spain
E-mail: raul@raulsm.com

Academic Training

PhD in Geography

2009-2011, 2015 – current
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Leeds Beckett University (United Kingdom)
Thesis: “Tourist Image Evolution Through Guidebooks – The Case of Barcelona (Spain)”

MSc in Geography

2007-2008
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)
Thesis: “La imagen de Barcelona a través de las guías turísticas ¿Qué ciudades mostramos?”

BSc in Tourism

2002-2006
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil) and
Universidade de Aveiro (Portugal)
Dissertation: “Acessibilidade e Locomoção: Estudo e proposições para a cidade de Belo Horizonte”

Vocational School: Business Administration

1998-2001
Escola Técnica de Formação Gerencial (Brasil)

Professional Experience

Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
From August, 2017, to December, 2017
Visiting Professor for one semester at the Tourism undergrad program. Taught two subjects: “Tourismphobia in Consolidated Destinations” and “Academic Writing”.

Secretaria de Estado de Turismo e Esportes de Minas Gerais

Belo Horizonte, Brazil
From March, 2013, to July, 2015
Civil servant at the Minas Gerais’ Tourism and Sports Secratariat’s Section of Research, Information, and Statistics. Responsible for the state’s tourist information, events’ calendar, academic research, and training. Institutional representative of the Secretariat during international visits, liaison with local public and private institutions. Part of the team responsible for the tourist information during 2014 FIFA World Cup. Other responsibilities include the training of tourist information volunteers for the FIFA 2013 Confederations Cup and other local events.

Fanscup

Madrid, Spain
From July, 2011, to February, 2013
Copywriter and content manager in several social networks aimed at football teams’ fans. SEO and SEM analyst, copywriters’ manager.

Melon District

Barcelona, Spain
From April, 2011, to June, 2011
Hotel reception, tourist information regarding Barcelona, cash control, statistics control.

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Cerdanyola del Vallès, Spain
From March, 2008, to August, 2010
Information on all aspects of the University, institutional representative in events and students fairs, interns’ manager, management and coordination of the Information Desk.

Hotel Ibis

Betim (MG), Brazil
From March, 2008, to August, 2010
Hotel reception, tourist information regarding Belo Horizonte’s metropolitan area, cash control, events management and promotion, assistant to the manager and the administrator.

May Service Agência de Viagens

Belo Horizonte (MG), Brazil
From October, 2005, to June, 2006
Computer-related management, training on IT and foreign languages.

Belotur

Belo Horizonte (MG), Brazil
From January, 2004, to August, 2004
Internship at the Belo Horizonte’s municipal tourist information company.

Grants and Scholarships

PhD

From December, 2010, to March, 2011
Grant from Grupo Tudistar (Departament de Geografia, Universitat Atuònoma de Barcelona) for a PhD visit at Leeds Beckett University.

MSc

From October, 2007, to August, 2008
Grant from European Union’s Programa Alban for Latin American students to complete a MSc in Geography at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.

Vocational School

October, 2000
Scholarship from Escola Técnica de Formação Gerencial de Contagem for a cultural exchange program at Hola! Language School(Sitges, Spain) and Cargo Prat Business School (El Prat de Llobregat, Spain).

Publications

Books

“Panorama sobre las políticas públicas de Turismo en Brasil: s. XX y XXI”

Chapter on the book ‘Desarrollo del turismo en Latinoamérica. Fases, enfoques e internacionalización
Universidad Nacional de Quilmes, 2017
ISBN: 978-987-558-472-3

“La imagen de Barcelona a través de las guías turísticas ¿Qué ciudades mostramos?”

Editorial Académica Española, 2012
IBSN: 978-3-659-04164-8
Buy it here

“Tourism cluster among livestock: the Case of Bonito (MS), Brazil”

Chapter on the book ‘Sustainable Hospitality and Tourism as Motors for Development
Routledge, 2012
ISBN: 978-0-12-385196-3
Buy it here

“New Forms of Tourism in Spain: Wine, Gastronomic and Rural Tourism”

Chapter on the book ‘Tourism and Agriculte: New Geographies of Consumption, Production and Rural Restructuring
Routledge, 2010
IBSN: 978-0-415-58429-6
Buy it here

Papers

“La Metodología Cuali-Cuantitativa en el Análisis de la Imagen Turística”

Paper presented at XXV Congreso de la Asociación de Geógrafos Españoles, and published on the annals.
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2017
Read it here (p. 2294)

“As Pesquisas de Demanda Turística em Minas Gerais: evolução histórica, principais desafios e perspectivas de futuro”

Paper published at the journal Turismo em Análise de la Universidade de São Paulo (Brasil), 2015
Read it here

“Tourist Image and City History: Barcelona and its Attractiveness throughout an Expanded 20th Century”

Paper presented at the 19th Nordic Symposium in Tourism and Hospitality Research and published on the annals.
Rannsóknamiðstöð Ferðamála, Háskólinn á Akureyri (University of Akureyri), 2010
Read it here (p. 46)

“La ciudad turística y las guías turísticas impresas ¿Qué fue primero?”

Paper presented at the I Congreso Internacional Ciudades Creativas and published at the annals.
Universidad Complutense de Madrid, 2009
Read it here (p. 21)

“The Tourist City and the Guidebooks – Who Was First?”

Paper presented at the congress Emotions in Motion: The Passions of Tourism, Travel and Movement and published at the annals.
Leeds Metropolitan University, 2009
Read it here

Abilities

Languages

  • Portuguese: Mother language
  • English: Fluent, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level: C2
  • Spanish: Fluent, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level: C2
  • Catalan: Fluent, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level: C2
  • Italian: Basic, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level: B1
  • French: Basic, Common European Framework of Reference for Languages level: A2

IT

  • MS Windows: Advanced user
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint): Advanced user
  • ATLAS.ti: Advanced user
  • Mendeley: Advanced user
  • Internet: Advanced user
  • SEM: Advanced user
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