Silvia Aulet, PhD, is a professor in the Department of History and History of Art at the University of Girona, teaching in the Faculty of Tourism, in the Bachelor, in the Master in Cultural Tourism and in the European Master in Tourism Management. After completing her degree in tourism at the University of Toulouse Le Mirail (Maîtrisse IUP Metiers du Transport, de l'Hotellerie, du Tourisme), she doctorate in tourism in the University of Girona. Her main research line is cultural tourism, focusing on areas such as tangible and intangible heritage, spiritual and religious tourism (and sacred spaces) and gastronomic tourism. She has been focusing, also, in intercultural dialogue and peacebuilding through tourism.
She has participated in different research projects, both in the university and as consultant. She is currently participating in the project Erasmus+ CULTSENSE aiming at raising awareness of young travellers on local cultures. She has also participated in projects such as the Erasmus+ INCOME Tourism (on how to improve students' personal skills through a dual training model), ACCENT Gastronomy (COSME on accessibility in gastronomic tourism spaces) and SPIRIT-Youth (a proposal to develop spiritual tourism among young people).
She has published in journals such as Ritur, Pasos, International Journal of Tourism Research, Church, Communication and Culture, and International Journal of Hospitality Management. She has also contributed to various publications (books) in the field of tourism, closely participating with CAB International with whom she has edited the book "Tourism, Pilgrimage and Intercultural Dialogue. Interpreting sacred stories" and she has participated in other books in the religious tourism series.
She is director of the UNESCO Chair in Cultural Policies and Cooperation at the University of Girona and member of the Editorial Committee of the International Journal on Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, the Unitwin UNESCO Chair in "Culture, Tourism and Development" and the association Future for Religious Heritage.