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The relationship between flamenco and tourism in Spain

A research group from the University of Cordoba focusing on Tourism Economy is preparing an in-depth study about the relationship between tourism and flamenco in Spain

La Bailaora Marta de Trota. Tertulia Flamenca Pepe Alconchel, Jerez. Ciclo de Peña en Peña, Festival de Jerez. 1 marzo 2020. Foto: Guido Bartolotta

When locals in Spain walk around in their daily routines, they are often approached by smiling foreign-looking couples asking, almost begging, “Where is flamenco?”. Flamenco is much more than a musical genre. It is a lifestyle. It has existed for centuries, but it became officially global on November, 16th, 2010, when it was declared Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

It is not surprising then, that foreigners from all over the world dream about coming to Spain and enjoy flamenco in all its glory. While flamenco has crossed all boundaries and does not belong to any particular country, the fact is that the cradle of this noble art form is in Spain.

That is why a research group from the University of Cordoba focusing on Tourism Economy is preparing an in-depth report showing the unbreakable link between tourism and flamenco.

«The group from the University of Cordoba asks for five minutes of your time to fill an eighteen-question survey, regarding topics ranging from your musical tastes to the feelings you experience when listening to flamenco»

«We are currently undertaking a research studying the relationship between flamenco and tourism in Spain with the goal of knowing the opinions, motivations and perceptions of travelers, both local and foreign», explains Lucía García, one of the researchers in charge of the study.

«Thus, we are doing a field work based on a totally anonymous survey to know the tourists’ opinions. The methodology used to create this survey is based on several scientific articles about this field», said García.

To take part in the survey, the research group is only asking for five minutes of your time to answer a total of eighteen questions, regarding topics ranging from your musical tastes to the feelings you experience when listening to flamenco.

«The results obtained with this research will be exclusively used to be presented to the scientific community through articles and scientific publications and to elaborate a report that will be freely available for anyone who wishes to see it», concluded Lucía García.

Flamenco is an essential part of tourism in Spain, particularly in Andalusia. Moreover, it was the focus of Andalusia’s 2020 Tourism Action Plan, which ended up truncated due to the arrival of Covid-19.

We at ExpoFlamenco encourage you to take the survey through this link to help this study and contribute to the promotion of flamenco.

 

 

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