Volume 1 – 2009 (0015)

Turismo como Ciência?

José Henrique Mourão 1

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.

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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.