Joana Lima

Joana Lima.

Disability, Families, Research, Seniors


Academic institution


Joana Lima is an Assistant Professor at the University of Évora and Researcher at the CIDEHUS/UÉ Research Unit. She holds a PhD in Tourism from the University of Aveiro, a Master's degree in Tourism Management and Development from the same University and a Degree in Economics from the University of Coimbra. She was a Research Assistant in four Research Projects in Portugal, of which three were in the field of Social Tourism (senior tourism and accessible tourism) and another one, in which she was the main Research Assistant, aimed at studying “The overall rural tourism experience and sustainable local community development”. Her main research areas of interests are: family tourism, social tourism, impacts of tourism on tourists, sustainable tourism, rural tourism and the tourist experience.

Publications related to tourism (general)


Publications related to social tourism

    • Lima, J. (2019). Social tourism and the senior market: theoretical reflections and empirical insights. [Abstract of Keynote communication]. Book of Abstracts of the 1st International Conference on Management, Technology and Tourism: Social Value Creation – ICOMTT2020. February, 6th. Instituto Politécnico de Santarém, Portugal.
    • Lima, J. (2017). “Family tourism: the importance of tourism for low-income families”. Doctoral Dissertation Summary. European Journal of Tourism Research. 15, pp. 167-170.
    • Lima, J.; Eusébio, C. & Amorim Varum, C. (2014). “Turismo social para famílias: benefícios e iniciativas”, capítulo integrado no livro: Costa, C.; Brandão, F.; Costa, R. & Breda, Z. (eds) “Produtos e Competitividade do Turismo na Lusofonia”, vol.II, cap.25, pp.317-331. ISBN: 978-972-592-410-5. Escolar Editora: Lisboa.
    • Kastenholz, E.; Eusébio, C.; Figueiredo, E. & Lima, J. (2012). “Accessibility as a competitive advantage of a tourist destination - the case of Lousã” capítulo integrado no livro: Hyde, K, Ryan, C. & Woodside, A. (eds) "Field Guide for Case Study Research in Tourism, Hospitality, and Leisure", Advances in Culture, Tourism & Hospitality Research book series, pp.369-385, Emerald Publishers. ISBN: 9781780527420; ISSN: 1871-3173.