General information

Subject type: Mandatory

Coordinator: Judith Turrión Prats

Trimester: Second term

Credits: 4

Teaching staff: 

Jesus Ezequiel Martínez Marín
Rosana Salama Benazar 

Teaching languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Classes are in Spanish, the class material varies between English and Spanish given the terminology of the Transport.


Basic skills
  • CB1. That students have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in a field of study that is based on general secondary education, and is usually found at a level that, while supported by advanced textbooks, also includes some aspects. involving knowledge from the forefront of their field of study.

  • CB2. That students know how to apply their knowledge to their work or vocation in a professional way and possess the skills that are usually demonstrated through the development and defense of arguments and problem solving within their area of study.

Specific skills
  • CE19. Detect the needs for the technical planning of tourist infrastructures and facilities.

General competencies
  • CG2. Be able to generate ideas and solve problems, both individually and collectively.

  • CG3. Be able to innovate by developing an open attitude to change and be willing to reevaluate old mental models that limit thinking.

Transversal competences
  • CT1. Communicate properly orally and in writing in the two official languages ​​of Catalonia.

  • CT2. Show willingness to learn about new cultures, experiment with new methodologies and encourage international exchange.

  • CT3. Formulate critical and well-argued reasoning, using precise terminology, specialized resources and documentation to support these arguments.

  • CT4. Demonstrate entrepreneurial leadership and leadership skills that build personal confidence and reduce risk aversion.

  • CT5. Master the main applications of computer tools and new technologies for ordinary academic activity.

  • CT6. Carry out tasks autonomously with the correct organization and timing of academic work.

  • CT7. Develop the ability to assess inequalities due to sex and gender to design solutions.


  • General and theoretical study of the interrelationship that exists between transport and tourism: the evolution of the different types of transport and the transport policies themselves in the EU and the rest of the world.
  •  Analysis of the incidence of transport policies versus tourist destinations.


The classroom (physical or virtual) is a safe space, free of sexist, racist, homophobic, transphobic and discriminatory attitudes, either towards students or towards teachers. We trust that together we can create a safe space where we can make mistakes and learn without having to suffer prejudice from otherseg.

Learning outcomes

Apply models of spatial interaction, distinguishing correlations between modes, networks and flows of transport and their role in the development of tourism.

Working methodology

Theoretical classes will be combined with the practical application of the competencies that are being achieved.

The analysis of various texts and news relating to the field of transport will also be included from a triple point of view: investments, technological innovations and the problems presented by infrastructures.


Item 1. Factors of choice of a means of transport

Real travel time, price, comfort, autonomy, security (of the companies themselves and planes, in the face of terrorist attacks, can a plane disappear without a trace ?, usefulness of black boxes), geographical boundaries, environmental impact. Analysis of the weaknesses and strengths of the different means of transport

Subject 2. Economic and social return of the infrastructures of transport

High-speed train, air transport and road transport are analyzed. Intermodality of transport. Urban Corridors. Notions of Transport Safety.

Item 3. Railway

Analysis of the problems of the infrastructures and the road network. Technological innovations (high speed and levitating magnetic trains). Liberalization process and free competition. Competition with air transport. Tourist trains

Item 4. Water transport

Motorways of the sea. Infrastructure analysis. Technological innovations. Competences with other means of transport. Cruises (Barcelona base port)

Item 5. Road transport

Analysis of the coach and automotive sector. Saturation of the Pyrenees. Technological innovations (vehicle and tunnel safety, amphibious buses, autonomous vehicles). Sustainable mobility (alternative fuels)

Item 6. Commercial aviation

International organizations (IATA, ICAO) and their agreements or conventions (Warsaw, Chicago, Montreal, freedoms of the air). Airplanes (Subsonic and supersonic). Alternative fuels. Processes of liberalization and business concentration (the case of Iberia). The phenomenon of Low Cost

Item 7. Air infrastructures

Characteristics of airports. Mainport, hub and feeder airports. Slot management. Air control. Management and profitability of airports (the AENA case). Main Spanish airports of public management (AENA) and private. Collapse of airports. Analysis of the world's most innovative airports

Item 8. Transport networks and flows. Types of networks, the phenomenon of connectivity and network indicators

Subject 9.- The market of the tourist transport. Analysis of the supply and demand economy

Subject 10.- Externalities of the tourist transport I. The congestion. The role of tourism in the congestion of different forms of traffic

Subject 11.- Externalities of the tourist transport II. Environmental effects. The contribution of tourist transport to climate change and emission mitigation policies

Learning activities

The analysis of various texts and news in the field of transport from a triple perspective: the investments, innovations and infrastructure problems that arise.

Preparation of topics to discuss in class.

Preparation of group sessions.

Evaluation system

30% Exercises, practices and assignments. Not recoverable.

30% Partial assessment. Not recoverable.

40% Final exam.

To pass the subject it is necessary to obtain at least a 5 in the final test.

Recovery: In case the subject is suspended, only the final test can be recovered. To access the recovery the student must have taken the final test. In case of going to recovery and pass, the maximum note of the asignatura will be of 5.



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