Tourism Platforms is a research project that is carried out by four researchers who work at the Faculty of Economics and Business at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (the Open University of Catalonia) in Spain. Have a look at our profiles below:
Maartje Roelofsen is a postdoctoral researcher at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya. Maartje has over 8 years of research experience and has interviewed more than 40 Airbnb hosts around the world to understand how their participation on the platform shapes their homes, (house)work and everyday lives. Maartje is the principal investigator of the Tourism Platforms project.
Soledad Morales Pérez is a lecturer at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya who has longstanding research and teaching experience in the areas of tourism and hospitality. Soledad co-leads various research projects including the government-funded project EPTUR, a project that studies the adaptation and resilience of the Spanish tourist platform economy (TPE). Soledad is co-investigator on this project.
Lluís Garay Tamajón is a lecturer at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, where he coordinates the research group NOUTUR: New Perspectives in Tourism and Leisure. Lluís has studied the impacts of collaborative tourism on destinations and is co-investigator on this project.
Mar Alsina Folch holds a Masters degree in Tourism Destination Development from Dalarana University, Sweden. Mar’s research interests center on the relationships between people (both travellers and hosts) and tourism, and how those relationships evolve due to innovation, ICT and sustainability. Mar is a research assistant with the NOUTUR research group at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya.