Susana Rachão holds a PhD in Tourism from the University of Aveiro, Portugal and a Master’s degree in Tourism, Innovation and Development from the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo (IPVC) and a degree in Tourism from the same institution. She is a researcher at CETRAD (Centre of Transdisciplinary Studies for Development, UTAD). Her areas of interest are creative tourism, gastronomic and wine tourism, innovation and product development and analysis of tourism markets.

Main Publications:
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C., and Joukes, V. (2021). Drivers of experience co-creation in food- and-wine tourism: An exploratory quantitative analysis. Tourism Management Perspectives, 37, 100783. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tmp.2020.100783
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C., and Joukes, V. (2020). Cocreation of tourism experiences: Are food- related activities being explored?. British Food Journal, 22(3). pp. 910-928 https://doi.org/10.1108/BFJ-10-2019-0769
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C., and Joukes, V. (2020). Food-and-wine experiences towards co- creation in tourism. Tourism Review. http://doi.org/10.1108/TR-01-2019-0026
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C., and Joukes, V. (2019). Enogastronomy in Northern Portugal: Destination cooperation and regional identity. Advances in Hospitality and Tourism Research, 7(2), pp. 216-237.
Rachão, S., Breda, Z., Fernandes, C., and Joukes, V. (2019). Food tourism and regional development: A systematic literature review. European Journal of Tourism Research, 21, pp. 33-49.

Main Projects:
Research Grant Holder in Outdoor Tourism
Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo (IPVC)
Projeto: TURNOUT – Desenvolvimento do Turismo Outdoor da Região Norte de Portugal

Research Grant Holder (Master) in Wine Tourism and Gastronomy
Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD)
Projeto: I&D PLATAFORMA DE INOVAÇÃO DA VINHA E DO VINHO – INNOVINE&WINE