Volume 1 – 2009 (0014)

As Festas Populares Urbanas: Eventos Turísticos Especiais

Susana Ribeiro1 and Luís Ferreira 2

1 Universidade Lusófona do Porto, Portugal
2 ISCET – High Institute of Business and Tourism Sciences, Porto, Portugal

To cite this text:

Ribeiro, S. & Ferreira, L. (2009), As Festas Populares Urbanas: Eventos Turísticos Especiais, Percursos & Ideias, Vol. 1, pp. 153-165.

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Portugal, a country strongly marked by low levels of qualifications either educational or professional, professional formation is a previleged tool to remedy these deficiences and therefore to raise qualifications aimed at empowering individuals in order to integrate then in the labour world.
As low qualifications do not allow individuals to act as full citizens, this may lead them to be socially excluded: they not only are deprived from a necessary income source but also are away from the labour work, the essencial link for socialization and participation in the active life.


Popular festivals, Cities, Tourism events, Special interest tourism.