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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.
CE19. Detect the needs for the technical planning of tourist infrastructures and facilities.
CG2. Be able to generate ideas and solve problems, both individually and collectively.
CG3. Be able to generate ideas and solve problems, both individually and collectively.
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.
NOTE: This subject has methodological and digital resources to make possible its continuity in non-contact mode in case it is necessary for reasons related to the Covid-19. In this way, the achievement of the same knowledge and skills that are specified in this teaching plan will be ensured. The Tecnocampus will make available to teachers and students the digital tools needed to carry out the course, as well as guides and recommendations that facilitate adaptation to the non-contact mode.
Apply models of spatial interaction, distinguishing correlations between modes, networks and transporte flows and their role in the development of tourism
Theoretical classes will be combined with the practical application of the competencies that are being achieved.
It will also include the analysis of various texts and news related to the field of transporte from a triple perspective: investments, technological innovations and the problems presented by the 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
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
20% Exercises, practices and work. Not recoverable
30% Partial evaluation. Not recoverable
50% Final exam
To pass the course 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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