Turismo como Ciência?
1 ISCET – High Institute of Business and Tourism Sciences, Porto, Portugal
To cite this text:
Mourão, J. H. (2009), Turismo como Ciência?, Percursos & Ideias, Vol. 1, pp. 167-172.
Considering tourism as a science is to conceive the tourist phenomenon in its whole history. Its dimension could be explained within the economical, political and cultural approach of a society in particular and the world in general. Tourism science -“tourismology”, has been the essential preoccupation for many sociologists, philosophers and history researchers, who have produced considerable work on this science.
Considering tourism as a technique is to understand it as a simple instrument with no history references.
Tourism, Science, “Tourismology”, Research, Technique.