Institute of Tourism Studies (Instituto Estudios Turisticos)
directly to the Secretaría de Estado de Comercio, Turismo
y Pequeña y Mediana Empresa,
depending on the Ministerio de
Economía y Hacienda,
from the last reorganization of Spanish Public
Its tasks are to analyse, study
and draw up statistical information and publish these data for use as a tool by
the Public Administrations and the institutions or companies in the sector in,
their planning and strategic decision-making.
Although it is essentially devoted to research and analysis work, the
Institute of Tourism Studies has also been allocated the following
- Draw up, design and publish statistics on tourism which
may be of interest to the sector.
- Carry out specific or sectorial research and studies.
- Prepare, compile, edit and publish technical and specialised
publications on tourism.
- Maintain the Documentation Centre
- Provide technical cooperation in training, especially with
the Regions and specialised international bodies.
Ths Institute also produces a quarterly
Institute has a general interest in the relationship between tourism and
environment, considering the importance of promoting sustainable development of
In particular the area of interest
within tourism and environment is now to determine the environmental indicators
useful to define the environmental quality of tourism areas. An example of the
publications in this area is the
Manual del Planificador de Turismo Rural, 1994 (Handbook of the Rural
Tourism Planner, 1994).
(*)Real Decreto 758/1996, de 5 de mayo, de reestructuracion de
Real Decreto 1884/1996, de 2
de agosto; de estructura organica basica del
de Economia y Hacienda.
Prepared by ...
Natalia Rodriguez Salmones
Director, Insituto Estudios
c/Jose Lazaro Galdiano, 6 2o Planta,
Madrid 28036, Spain
Telephone + 34 1 343
37 60 Facsimile + 34 1 343 38
E-Mail [email protected]