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

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


Basic skills
  • B1_Students have demonstrated and understood knowledge 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


  • B2_That students know how to apply their knowledge to their job or vocation in a professional way and have the skills that need to be demonstrated through the elaboration and defense of arguments and the resolution of problems within their area of ​​study


Specific skills
  • E19_Detect the needs for the technical planning of infrastructures and tourist facilities

General competencies
  • G3_Be able to innovate by developing an open attitude to change and be willing to re-evaluate old mental models that limit thinking

  • G2_Be able to generate ideas and solve problems, both individually and collectively

Transversal competences
  • T1_Communicate properly orally and in writing in the two official languages ​​of Catalonia

  • T2_Show willingness to learn about new cultures, experiment with new methodologies and encourage international exchange


  • T4_Show entrepreneurial leadership and leadership skills that build personal confidence and reduce fear of risk


  • T5_Domain the computer tools and their main applications for the ordinary academic and professional activity

  • T3. Formulate critical and well-argued reasoning, using precise terminology, specialized resources and documentation that supports these arguments.

  • T6.Develop tasks autonomously with a correct organization and timing of academic work

  • T7_ Develop the ability to assess inequalities due to sex and gender to design solutions.


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

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 transporte

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

High-speed train, air transporte and road transporte are analyzed. Intermodality of transporte. 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 transporte. Tourist trains

Item 4. Water transporte

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

Item 5. Road transporte

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 transporte. Analysis of the supply and demand economy

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

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

Learning activities

The analysis of various texts and news in the field of transporte 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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