Professor at the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Girona, Spain @
Silvia Aulet, Ph.D. is professor at the Faculty of Tourism of the University of Girona teaching subjects in de Degree of Tourism and in the Master of Cultural Tourism. Her research line is cultural tourism, including from conceptualization to management. In this field she has focused her research in two areas; pilgrimage and religious tourism and gastronomy tourism, both as cultural expressions.
A part from different publications on these topics, she is member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, the Unitwin UNESCO Chair “Culture Tourism and Development and the Chair in Gastronomy, Culture and Tourism Calonge-Sant Antoni from de University of Girona.
She has carried several research studies both as academic researcher and as a consultant. She has participated in several European Projects, being one of them SPIRIT-Youth (related to the creation of a spiritual tourism proposal trough Europe for young people).
In addition to her work as teacher and researcher, she was worked in the tourism sector. She managed for nine years the tourist services of some sanctuaries of the Bishopric of Girona. Currently she cooperates with different institutions related to religious tourism, such as Montserrat Monastery, mainly organizing courses and seminars and developing research programs.