Cultivating a cultural landscape in Mallorca | Big Tourism

June 4, 2021

Read to travel? The rich history and traditions of Mallorca.

The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in Mallorca, Spain is a UNESCO world heritage site under the ‘cultural heritage’ category. With centuries of rich history and multiple cultures shaping the people and physical landscape of the Mediterranean island it’s no wonder the mountain range and the communities that live around it boast some of the best festivals and outdoor recreation experiences. Join host Arica Sears and her guest Bartomeu Deya Canals as they discuss his family’s historic olive grove in Soller and their dedication to keeping traditions alive. His impressive background as the former Director of the Tourism Mallorca Board as well as his current role of economist and heritage consultant provide just the insight we need to better understand working with stakeholders to balance the tourism economy and community traditions. Only on ASPN.

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Arica Sears

Arica Sears is a fourth generation resident of a one stoplight town on the Oregon Coast. She was raised in the hand-me-down wetsuits, life jackets, and rubber boots of her two brothers and the waters of the Nestucca River. Her International Studies degree paved the way for her to research the effects of globalization in Peru on indigenous communities, count by-catch on the Ecuadorian coast, teach English in Spain & France, guide scuba diving in Mallorca, and document timber industry practices on the Oregon Coast. Arica currently works for the Oregon Coast Visitors Association as the Destination Management Coordinator for all 363 miles of Oregon coastline. She works with land management agencies, local businesses, nonprofits, government entities, and citizens to inspire travel and strengthen collaboration to create and steward a sustainable coastal economy.