The student should be able to critically discuss the evolution of international tourism since 1950
until 2030; identify the main figures, main regions, and main trends in an international level, discuss Portugal as a tourism
destination in a competitive market; explain the role and importance of Tourism Satellite Account; discuss future trends in
tourism. Fundamental skills: Understand the principles of tourism: spatial, social, cultural, political, labor, economic dimension;
analysis of the economic importance of tourism; understand the dynamic character of tourism and the new society; autonomous
learning.

New technologies continually change our society, and it is increasingly important to understand, master and use all the technological innovations that are emerging. The tourism sector is one of the most susceptible to lead the application of technological innovations at the most diverse levels, not only in information and communication, but also in terms of transport, security, restaurants or leisure.

In this Curricular Unit, students should be familiarized with the different types of new technologies that can be used in the most varied tourist activities.