2nd International Conference on Tourism Research 2019

14-15 March 2019, University Portucalense, Porto, Portugal

Location of Conference

University Portucalense (UPT)


Welcome to ICTR 2018

Welcome to ICTR 2019

This is the second International Conference on Tourism Research, following a successful launch in Jyväskylä, Finland.  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 intends to be established in the cutting edge of tourism research and we welcome everyone researching in this area to present their work and to the scientific community

ICTR Chairs

Conference and Programme Co-Chairs

Cristina Sousa

Isabel Vaz de Freitas

Jorge Marques

A personal message from the Conference Chair

The Portucalense University (UPT), in Porto, Portugal, is pleased to invite international participants to contribute to the 2nd International Conference on Tourism Research (ICTR 2019).

This international conference will be an excellent opportunity to debate some of the most pressing issues in the study of Tourism and share research work and reflections in the field of Tourism, to contribute to better and more sustainable tourism development. UPT along with their Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture and the REMIT (Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies) has significant experience in the research areas of tourism, cultural and natural heritage, management and hospitality, conservation and protection of the historical legacy and landscape.

We invite academics, practitioners and others researching in the field to joins us in the city of Porto, classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site, located at the mouth of Douro River. The city of Porto has won several tourism awards which is in no small part due to its valuable heritage, the fact it is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy culture, gastronomy and excellent wines, particularly the well-known Port Wine.

Important Dates

Abstract submission deadlineSTILL ACCEPTING SUBMISSIONS
Notification of abstract acceptance03 September 2018
Full paper due for review11 October 2018
Notification of paper acceptance (with any requested changes)20 December 2018
Earlybird registration closes03 January 2019
Final paper due (with any changes)17 January 2019
Final Author registration date07 February 2019

ICTR Publication Opportunities

Publication Opportunities

ICTR Publication Opportunities

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.

ICTR Conference Accreditations


ICTR Accreditations

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

  • Thomson Reuters ISI Web of Science (WOS) Conference Proceedings Citation Index
  • Institution of Engineering and Technology in the UK
  • Google Scholar
  • Google Book Search
  • ProQuest

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.