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

Cape Town Hotel School (CTHS)
48 Beach Road, Mouille Point,
Granger Bay, Cape Town, 8001
South Africa


University Information

ICTR will be hosted by the Cape Town Hotel School in collaboration with the Centre for Tourism Research in Africa in the Department of Tourism & Events Management at CPUT, South Africa.

CPUT is the largest university in Cape Town, the Western Cape Province, and is spread over five campuses: Bellville Campus, District Six Campus, Granger Bay Campus, Mowbray Campus and Wellington Campus. The CPUT offers 70 under-graduate programmes to 34 000 full- and part-time students, serviced by 850 academic- and about 1 700 administrative staff. There are 2 200 post-graduate students across the various faculties including the Faculty of Business & Management Sciences, Applied Sciences, Education, Engineering & The Build Environment, Health & Wellness Sciences and Informatics and Design.

Speciality areas for intensive research are in:

  • Bio-economy and Bio-technology
  • Space Science, Engineering and Technology (CPUT, in conjunction with other academic and government agencies, has launched two satellites, the ZA Cubes 1 and 2).
  • Smart energy
  • The Environment, Climate Change and Sustainability
  • Human, health and Social Dynamics (including Tourism)
  • Digital Society

Local Information

Cape Town, located on the southwestern coast of South Africa, is a city renowned for its breathtaking natural beauty, vibrant culture, and rich history. Nestled between the majestic Table Mountain and the sparkling Atlantic Ocean, Cape Town offers a unique blend of stunning landscapes, cosmopolitan charm, and diverse experiences.

One of Cape Town's most iconic landmarks is Table Mountain, a flat-topped mountain that dominates the city's skyline. A cable car ride to the summit provides panoramic views of the city, coastline, and surrounding landscapes, attracting tourists from around the world. The city's coastline is equally captivating, with pristine white-sand beaches like Camps Bay and Clifton, offering a perfect escape for sun-seekers.

Cape Town's cultural scene is vibrant and diverse, reflecting its multicultural heritage. The city is home to a mix of cultures, including Cape Malay, African, European, and Asian communities, resulting in a rich tapestry of traditions, languages, and cuisines. Exploring the colorful neighborhoods of Bo-Kaap and Woodstock reveals a fusion of architectural styles, street art, and culinary delights.

The city also boasts a fascinating history. A visit to Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, provides insight into South Africa's struggle against apartheid. The Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, a bustling harbor area, showcases Cape Town's maritime history and offers a wide range of entertainment, shopping, and dining options.

With its diverse landscapes, cultural treasures, and historical significance, Cape Town is a city that captivates the senses and leaves a lasting impression on its visitors. Whether exploring the natural wonders, immersing in the vibrant city life, or indulging in culinary delights, Cape Town offers an unforgettable experience that celebrates the best of South Africa.

Some awards and accolades include:

  • ‘World’s Leading Festival and Events Destination’ at the 2018 World Travel Awards
  • World’s Best Luxury Entertainment & Lifestyle Destination (Ethisphere, 2015)
  • World Design Capital 2014
  • Number 1 on the New York Times’ 52 Places to Go in 2014 (CondĂ© Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards for 2013)
  • Awarded the CondĂ© Naste Readers’ Travel Awards 2016 for Best Overseas City for Restaurants & Bars, as well as the second best overseas city in the World.
  • In CondĂ© Nast’s Reader’s Choice Awards, Cape Town took the honour as the number one food city in the world for 2016
  • The Best City in the World (Telegraph Travel Awards, 2015/2016)

Tourist information is available at https://www.capetown.travel/

Getting to ICTR

There is only one airport servicing Cape Town, and is situated approximately 24kms for the Conference venue. There are no train links to the City, but visitors can use the MyCity bus service to the centre of Cape Town, take another MyCity service, or an Uber to the hotel. The best way for conference participants to get to their hotel is either by Uber or shuttle service. These services are in the airport terminal as visitors’ depart the arrivals hall.  Follow link for more details : https://capetown-airport.co.za/

 If driving, follow the N2 highway  towards the city centre and then the waterfront. CPUT Hotel School is on the Grange Bay campus.

The bus service details are here:  https://www.myciti.org.za/en/routes-stops/airport-services/

 Other options include a shuttle which can easily be arranged inside the airport when exiting the arrivals. Participants can also request an Uber from the airport to their hotel or book a shuttle through their hotel when booking accommodation.

Getting to the conference Venue:

Uber and other app-based taxi services are available in Cape Town.

Conference Accommodation

Suggested local hotels can be seen in the table below. The main conference hotel will be highlighted in green.

This is usually the most convenient to the conference venue and is usually where pre-conference drinks are held.


Key Locations

Key locations for the 7th European Conference on Tourism Research - ICTR 2024 Cape Town, South Africa, are shown on this google map:

Virtual Presentations

There is an option to present your work virtually. Virtual presentations will take place on Zoom, details of the virtual room links will be sent close to the conference date. There will be a check-in session to test your zoom connection prior to the conference. Virtual Participants will have access to the keynotes and all of the virtual presentations.