Carlos de Oliveira Fernandes is a Coordinating Professor in the area of Tourism, in the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo. He completed his BSc at Syracuse University (USA), MSc at Rutgers University (USA), with equivalence by Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, and PhD at Bournemouth University (UK). He is a judge (President) of the Confraria dos Gastrónomos do Minho; an expert with the International Institute for Gastronomy, Culture, Arts and Tourism (IGCAT); a jury member for the Platform European Region of Gastronomy; a member of the UNWTO Panel of Tourism Experts; Coordinator of the ATLAS Gastronomy and Tourism Research Group; Member of the Advisory Board of the Gastronomic Tourism Observatory of Italy; Collaboration with the World Tourism Organization in the area of tourism operations in African countries (Angola, Mozambique and Zimbabwe) and with the Council of Europe in the area of alternative tourism (Ukraine, Moldavia and Spain). He is a member of the board of reviewers of several scientific journals in the areas of tourism and gastronomy.

Main Publications:

Aulet, S., Fernandes, C. & Dallen, T.J. (2022-ahead of print), Food and religion: Tourism perspectives. In T.J. Dallen and Olsen, D. (Ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Religious and Spiritual Tourism. Routledge, pp. 411-427.
Fernandes, C.; Matos, O. & Cunha, R. (2020). Gastronomia e Enoturismo: a Boa Mesa de Barcelos, in Costa, C., Gonçalves, F., Costa, M. & Pinho, V. (Eds.) O Turismo em Barcelos: uma perspetiva cultural, patrimonial, ambiental e económica.
Correia, A., Cunha, R., Matos, O. & Fernandes, C. (2019), Wine Tourism Experiences and Marketing: the case of the Douro Valley in Portugal, in M. Sigala and R. Robinson (Eds.), Wine Tourism Destination Management and Marketing: theory and cases, Palgrave MacMillan, Australia, pp. 203-220.
Fernandes, C., Silva, G. & Gómez-Ullate, M. (2017), Rethinking Safety Issues within the context of Pilgrimage Routes, in Raj, R. Korstanje, M. and Griffin, K. (Eds.), Risk and Safety Challenges for Religious Tourism and Events, CABI Publishing, Wallingford.
Fernandes, C. & Carvalho, P. (2017), Turismo de Negócios em Portugal, in J. Umbelino e F. Silva, Planeamento e Desenvolvimento Turístico, Lidel, Lisboa.
Richards, G. & Fernandes, C. (2017), La Gastronomia tra Tradizione ed Innovazione L’esempio della regione portoghese del Minho (Traditional and Innovation in Gastronomy, a case study of the Portuguese region of Minho) in R. Garibaldi I viaggiatori del cibo e del vino. Le opportunità di un nuovo turismo [Food and wine travellers. Opportunities of a new tourism], Franco Angeli Editore.
Fernandes, C. & Vasconcelos, S. (2016), Cultura(s) gastronómica(s) e inovação em áreas urbanas, in J. Pereira, M. Lopes e M. Cabral (Coord.), Animação Sociocultural, Globalização, Multiculturalidade, Educação Intercultural e Intervenção Comunitária, Edição Intervenção, Amadora., pp. 285-296.

Articles in indexed journals
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C. & Joukes, V. (2021), Drivers of experience co-creation in food-and-wine tourism: An exploratory quantitative analysis, Tourism Management Perspectives, Vol. 37,
Fernandes, C. & Richards, G. (2021), Developing gastronomic practices in the Minho region of Portugal, Acta geographica Slovenica, Vol. 61(1): 141-152.
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C., & Joukes, V. (2020). Food-and-wine experiences towards co-creation in tourism, Tourism Review, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C. and Joukes, V. (2020), “Co-creation of tourism experiences: are food-related activities being explored?”, British Food Journal, Vol. 122 No. 3, pp. 910-928.
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C. & Joukes, V. (2019), Enogastronomy in Northern Portugal: Destination Cooperation and Regional Identity, Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, Vol. 7 (2), pp. 216-237
Ambrósio, V., Fernandes, C., Krogmann, A., Leitão, I., Oremusová, D. and Šolcová, L. (2019), From church perseverance in authoritarian states to today´s religious inspired tourism, PASOS- Journal of Tourism and Cultural Heritage, Vol. 17(5), pp. 1067-1080
Leitão, I. & Fernandes, C. (2019), Pilgrimage of the Virgin of Nazaré (Portugal): Religious and Cultural Itineraries. International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, Vol. 7(ii), pp. 41-61.
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C. & Joukes, V. (2019), Food Tourism in Territorial Dynamics: A Systematic literature review, European Journal of Tourism Research, 21, pp. 33-49.
Ambrósio, V.; Fernandes, C.; Silva, G. & Cabral, A. (2019), Conceptual Model for measuring the homogeneity of the Portuguese Way of St.James, International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, Vol. 7(ii), pp. 94-104.
Oliveira, A., Correia, A. & Fernandes, C (2017), A Utilização das Redes Sociais na Perspetiva das Empresas de Turismo em Espaço Rural, Pasos-Revista de Turismo y Património Cultural, Vol. 15 (4), pp. 807-822.
Ambrósio, V.; Krogmann, A.; Fernandes, C.; Braga, C.; Leitão, I.; and Nemčíková, M. (2017) “Marian Midsize Shrines: three itineraries between Portugal and Slovakia,” International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, Vol. 5 (3), pp. 72-82
Fernandes, C.; Melo, C. & Cardoso, M. (2016) “Monitoring the Tourism Impact of a Cultural and Religious Event: A Case Study in Northern Portugal,” International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, Vol. 4: Iss. 2, pp. 29-41.

Main Projects:
EcoSME – Business Sustainability Skills for SMEs in the Hospitality Sector, Erasmus + Programme – Cooperation partnerships in vocational education and training. (2021-2024)
CULTSENSE- Sensitizing Young Travellers to Local Cultures, Erasmus + Programme – Strategic Partnership (2020-2023);
INCOME-Innovative Cooperation Business –HEI learning model for Tourism, Erasmus + Program – Key Action 2 (KA2) (2018-2021);
CULTOUR+- Innovation and Capacity Building in Higher Education for Cultural Management, Hospitality and Sustainable Tourism in European Cultural Routes (2015-2018);
EFFORT-Education Force: Driving Mobility for EU-East Europe cooperation, Programa Erasmus Mundus (2013-2017)