PhD Candidate of the Research Group on Territorial Analysis and Tourism Studies (GRATET).
Department of Geography, Faculty of Tourism & Geography, Rovira i Virgili University.
Cinta Sanz Ibáñez earned a Master’s degree (Hons) in Tourism Planning and Management in 2010 and is currently PhD Candidate in Tourism and Leisure at the Rovira i Virgili University with the support of a doctoral fellowship from the Ministry of Education of Spain (2011-2015). She has participated in several R&D projects for the design, implementation and management of tourism, culture and leisure conducted by the Research Group on Territorial Analysis and Tourism Studies (GRATET) and also by the consultancy sector. Her doctoral research seeks to examine the effects of policy and human agency in the evolving performance of consolidated coastal tourist destinations. Her main research interests focus on tourism geography; relational economic geography; evolutionary economic geography; industrial districts, clusters and networks; and complexity theory.