Dr Francesc Fusté-Forné

Francesc Fusté-Forné (PhD in Tourism and Communication) is a professor and researcher at the University of Girona (Catalonia, Spain). His research is focused on, from one side, rural and food tourism, and on the other, rural and food communication and marketing. Particularly, he studies the food tourism phenomenon in different geographical contexts and at different scales, by bringing connections between authenticity, food heritages, landscapes and landscapers, regional development, rural activities, and tourist experiences. Also, he is interested on the analysis of the cultural and social role of media and social media in the understanding of businesses and communities in the face of the changing, challenging and evolving global trends the world is observing.