ICTR Practical Information

Registered participants will receive specific joining instructions two weeks before the conference. In the meantime, we hope you find the following, more general, ICTR Practical Information helpful.

Conference Location

School of Hospitality and Tourism
Polytechnic of Porto (P.PORTO)
Rua D. Sancho I, n.º 981
4480-876 Vila do Conde

Tel:+351 252 291 700
Email: geral@esht.ipp.pt


University Information

ESHT's mission is to provide training, research, creation and dissemination of knowledge and culture, and the provision of services in the field of Tourism at the service of the country's sustainable development. Within this framework, it is a Higher Education institution dedicated to the training of technical staff in the areas of tourism management , hotel and restaurant enterprises.  This also has the objective of establishing solid connections with the surrounding productive environment and promoting the development of northern Portugal. In this way, it contributes proactively to further strengthen the competitiveness of the North destination through a consistent offer of training and research in close collaboration with companies in the area and with society.  ESHT has modern and innovative infrastructures, with laboratories, application restaurants, show cooking amphitheatre, amphitheatres and an auditorium, facilities for research groups and a large library.

Local Information

Vila do Conde is a friendly resort town, 25km north of Porto. The town offers glorious beaches, interesting sights and bags of Portuguese charm, but surprisingly Vila do Conde is often overlooked by foreign visitors.

Vila do Conde is situated at the mouth of the Ave River, and was historically a centre of shipbuilding and seafaring. Today, the main industry is tourism, and the town is a favourite with the Portuguese, who are drawn by the beautiful beaches, good food and relaxed ambience.


Getting to ICTR

Porto’s Airport –  Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport is located north of Porto and 25km from Vila do Conde.  This international airport is well-served by European and international airlines.

Metro - From the Airport Metro Station to ESHT, you must change in Verdes Station to Line E (Red) and take the direction of Póvoa de Varzim (approximately one hour).   https://en.metrodoporto.pt/

STCP – Porto Bus Company – You can plan your journey https://www.stcp.pt/en/itinerarium/.

Getting to the conference Venue:

UBER exists in Porto https://www.uber.com/global/en/cities/porto/

Conference Accommodation

The main conference hotel is yet to be confirmed. This is usually where pre-conference drinks are held and where any transportation required for the conference dinner will run from.
In conjunction with this, there is also a selection of hotels recommended by the university in the table below. We do not currently have special arrangements with the local hotels, but you will find competitive prices on online booking agents such as booking.com.

Key Locations

Key locations for the 5th European Conference on Tourism Research - ICTR 2022 in Vila do Conde, Portugal are shown on this google map: