Simão Oliveira is Bachelor in Management and Planning in Tourism (University of Aveiro – Portugal), Master in Management and Development in Tourism (University of Aveiro – Portugal), holds an Advanced Studies Degree in Business Management and International Commerce, by the University of Extremadura (Spain), where is finalizing his PhD about wine tourism routes.
Teaching at full time, in the Portuguese higher education system since 2004/2005, he is Assistant Professor at the School of Tourism and Maritime Technology of the Polytechnic Institute of Leiria (Portugal), in the fields of food and wine tourism, hospitality, tourism and economics. Associated Member of GITUR – Tourism Research Group, he is also the Director of the Technological Specialization course in Management in Tourism Recreation.
As researcher, has focused his efforts in the food and wine tourism field, with several publications in portuguese, spanish and english in scientific journals and conference proceedings. In what regards to oral presentations, attended at conferences in countries like Portugal, Spain, Uruguay, Italy, Malaysia among others. Also, coordinated an I&D project about Food Tourism.
Simão Oliveira is Executive Editor of the scientific journal European Journal of Tourism, Hospitality and Recreation (Portugal); and member of the Editorial Committee and referee of journals from Argentina, India and UK.