Expert in cultural heritage management and cultural and creative tourism. PhD in Geography and History at Universitat de Barcelona. From 1999 is professor at Cultural Management Program at the Universitat de Barcelona and from 2012 is director of LABPATC Lab of Cultural Heritage, Creativity and Cultural Tourism, a spin-off of Universitat de Barcelona and IBERTUR – Network of Heritage, Tourism & Sustainable Development. He was assistant professor of cultural tourism in the Center for Latin American and the Caribbean Studies at New York University (2001). He is also currently visiting professor at the Master and Doctorate Program in Heritage Management and Tourism at Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and at the Cultural Management Postgraduate Program at Universidad Andina Simón Bolívar.
Consultant for international organizations (Council of Europe, European Commission, IADB, ILO-UN, OEI, SEGIB, SICA, UNESCO, UNWTO, World Bank) and national cooperation agencies (AECID, Alliance Française, Cooperazione Italiana allo Sviluppo, Cooperation Suisse, GIZ, HIVOS, JICA).
Member of the UNITWIN Network of the UNESCO Chair on Culture, Tourism and Development, the University Network of the European Institute of Cultural Routes and the Culture and Gastronomic Tourism Product Clubs at Catalan Tourism Board.