6th International Tourism Conference ENCUENTROS-AIRTH

Innovation in Tourism and Hospitality – Preparing for the Future

Venue, Host & Organizer

The conference is organized by the Faculty of Tourism Studies, University of Primorska and AIRTH - Alliance for Innovators and Researchers in Tourism and Hospitality at Encuentros Conference Center, Portorož, Slovenia. Portorož and neighboring Piran are picturesque coastal towns within 90 minutes from Ljubljana Airport (LJU) and 2h from Venice Airport (VCE). Transport from these airports can be arrange with GoOpti, one of the winners of the Slovenian National Tourism Innovation Award-


This conference aims to put a spotlight on critical issues related to innovation in tourism & hospitality. It primarily serves two purposes:

To understand innovation in tourism and hospitalitywith respect to

To kick-start the AIRTH networkin order to attract individuals by becoming


Abstract submission deadline: Monday, November 28, 2016 at 23:59 Central European Time



This conference combines presentations and posters to identify interest groups. The groups then embark on a day long trip to Slovenian tourism and hospitality businesses that mastered innovation and are recipients of the National Slovenian Tourism Innovation Award. This is followed by a discussion and consensus session.

Tentative schedule

Day 0 - Wednesday March 22, 2017

Evening reception - Sponsored by the Carson College of Business, Washington State University Vancouver

Day 1 - Thursday March 23, 2017

Day 2 - Friday March 24, 2017

Day 3 - Saturday March 25, 2017


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