4th International Conference on Tourism Research 2021
20 - 21 May 2021, a Virtual Conference

Together with the university we  have made the decision to run ICTR as a fully virtual conference.  The conference dates will remain 20 - 21 May 2021. The virtual conference will take place using Zoom and be an opportunity to meet participants from around the globe, listen to important keynote  presentations and take part in workshops and networking session.

A Virtual Conference hosted by ACI and The School of Hospitality and Tourism, of Polytechnic Institute of Porto, Portugal (ESHT)

Welcome to ICTR 2021

Now in its fourth year the International Conference on Tourism Research, building upon successful events in Porto, Portugal, Jyväskylä, Finland and virtually supported in Valencia, Spain.  The global approach to tourism has changed considerably over the past decades – in part due to low-cost travel and also due to an increased concern about the sustainability of tourism from both cultural and environmental perspectives. Despite some advances being made in the area, topics related to tourism research remain pertinent and are gaining momentum in a changing society. It is thus important to continue to develop research on specific tourism topics, in order to acquire a clearer understanding and to obtain important insights.

This conference is establishing itself at the cutting edge of tourism research and brings together a diverse range of thinkers on the topic, we welcome everyone researching in this area to present their work to the scientific community.

Conference co-Chairs

Prof. Cândida Silva
Prof. Mónica Oliveira   

Programme Chair

 Prof. Susana Silva

Personal Message from the Conference Chairs

The world is going through a particularly difficult period that affects society, as well as all professional and business areas. The tourism sector, in all its aspects, is one of the areas that has been most affected by this humanitarian crisis. In this context, the discussion of the challenges that tourism faces are even more urgent.   The 4th International Conference of Tourism Research (ICTR 2021) is the ideal time to analyse the new challenges to the tourism sector, namely issues related with the usage of new technologies in the sector, innovation, sustainability, culture, accommodation, gastronomy, transport, restaurants, etc.  The School of Hospitality and Tourism (ESHT), of Polytechnic Institute of Porto, is very pleased to invite all those interested in these areas to participate in the virtual conference and in this fundamental debate for the development of tourism and society.

Important  Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING ABSTRACTS
Notification of abstract acceptance06 November 2020
Full paper due for review17 December 2020
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)25 February 2021
Earlybird registration closes22 March 2021
Final paper due (with any changes)25 March 2021
Final Author registration date15 April 2021

Conference Publications

Papers accepted for the ICTR after the double-blind peer review process, will be published in the conference proceedings, subject to author registration and payment. The conference proceedings have an ISSN (2049-9870) and will be assigned an ISBN on publication. Additionally, papers that have been presented at the conference will also be considered for further development an possible publication in the journals listed below. Note that journal editors are provided with the conference proceedings and will make selections if they feel work is appropriate and of sufficient quality for the journal. If invited to publish in a journal authors will be expected to develop the work by 40-50%, including a change of title and abstract. Individual journal procedures will need to be followed and there is no guarantee of publication.

Conference Accreditations

The Proceedings of the International Conference on Tourism Research will be submitted to the following bodies for indexing:

      • ISI Web of Science Conference Proceedings Citation Index
      • Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
      • Google Scholar
      • Google Book Search
      • EBSCO
      • ProQuest
      • Elsevier SCOPUS abstract and citation database

The Conference Proceedings are submitted for accreditation on publication. Please note that as this is a new conference the process can take longer than usual.