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.

Location Information

ESHT is located on the border line between the cities of Vila do Conde and Póvoa de Varzim, seaside towns, a short distance to the north of the city of Porto. 

Vila do Conde is a quiet city, with low houses, narrow streets and stone sidewalks, a monumental Santa Clara Monastery, and a Roman Aqueduct, where the river meets the sea in perfect harmony and magic of a charming destination.  A city with lovely beaches, trails, and walkways for lovers of hiking, with heritage and ancient traditions.  However, this is also a young and active city, with cultural and sports activities that attract national and international tourists, in activities such as surfing, canoeing and paddle, cinema, handicraft and gastronomic fairs.

The sea has always had a major influence on the life of the local inhabitants, inspiring the motifs used in the famous bobbin lace that has been produced here at least since the seventeenth century. Later, the techniques and knowledge of this remarkable art spread all along the rest of the northern coast of Portugal as far as Galicia itself, and some of its beautiful products can be appreciated at the local Lace Museum.  The important role played by handicraft in the life of this city is not limited to its lace-work, however, for each year in July/August, Vila do Conde plays host to the National Handicraft Fair, one of the most important events of this kind in Portugal.



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 designated Conference Hotel for ICTR 2021 is yet to be confirmed.  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.

Below is a selection of hotels recommended by the university.

Key Locations

Key locations for the 4th International Conference on Tourism Research- ICTR 2021 in Portugal are shown on this google map: