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

  1. +351 252 291 700
  2. geral@esht.ipp.pt


University Information

The School of Hospitality and Tourism (https://www.esht.ipp.pt/?set_language=en)  is located in Vila do Conde, a city near Porto (about 25 km), with metro connection, and standing near the sea, with very nice beaches.  We specialize in courses of hospitality, restaurant, and tourism, where we have 4 professional courses, 3 undergraduate courses, 3 master courses, and 3 post-graduate courses. We also have a Wine School, where we have developed short courses to specialize in wine experiences.

Also to mention that we have a restaurant where the students practice their skills, and where all the community can enjoy the service.

Location 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 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: