The Institute of Sustainable Tourism and Economic Development, TIDES, which belongs to the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC)
Tides is a research institute whose objectives are to undertake research in tourism of excellence, generating and disseminating scientific knowledge and to be integrated in the international networks of tourism of excellence. The institute also provides education, training and awareness to improve the tourism development. Finally, it applies the generated knowledge to impulse the improvement of economic, social and environmental tourism in diverse destinations.
TIDES, as an institute responsible of tourism research at the ULPGC, has made this University reach the fourth place as a centre of research in scientific productivity in tourism of Europe. It holds the second place worldwide in scientific productivity on marketing and destination management, together with other institutions. It has the fourth place worldwide in scientific productivity on image and brand research. It also holds the first place in Latin America in scientific productivity in hospitality.