22 Sep 2022

Session organized by the University of Azores.

Senior tourism in the Azores islands: characterization, sustainability and challenges

An innovative project (TURIVIVA+) will be presented, focused on valuing senior tourism in the Azores Archipelago, an island tourist destination considered as sustainable. The project, focused on the island of São Miguel, promotes the involvement of the senior tourist with the island ecosystem, in the components of biodiversity, history, heritage and cultural memories, promoting positive experiences of well-being. A synthesis of the main results of the project, presenting the various profiles of senior tourists, motivations, expectations, activities carried out and memorable experiences will be presented as well as a mobile phone application developed to support senior tourism on the island of San Miguel.

Thursday 13 October | 17:00

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Teresa Medeiros

Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of the Azores

Teresa Medeiros is a Full Professor of Psychology at the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences at the University of the Azores, Portugal.

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Researcher Responsible for the TURIVIVA+ Project and President of the Scientific Council of the University of the Azores. Her main area of ​​interest has been adolescence, the elderly and senior tourism.

Joaquim A. Ferreira

Full Professor and Chair Department of Educational, Developmental and Counseling Psychology at the University of Coimbra

Joaquim A. Ferreira is a Full Professor and Chair Department of Educational, Developmental, and Counseling Psychology at the University of Coimbra, Portugal.

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His main areas of interest are psychosocial transitions and well-being in adolescents and adults.

Luís Silva

Associate Professor with Aggregation of the University of the Azores

Luís Silva is Associate Professor with Aggregation of the University of the Azores (UAc

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in the area of ecology and biostatistics and director of CIBIO-Azores (Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources - INBIO/BIOPOLIS).

Jacques Rayet - ISTO 22-09-2022