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International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems

The School of Hospitality and Tourism hosts ICOTTS'20 - International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems between the 29th and the 31th of October 2020.

ICOTTS'20 - International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems, will take place at the School of Hospitality and Tourism, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, from 29th to 31st October 2020. 

The conference, scheduled for Cartagena de Indias (Colombia), will take place in Vila do Conde/Póvoa de Varzim. Considering the change in the place of the conference, a new deadline for articles submission, exclusively in English, will be opened for the teachers of the School of Hospitality and Tourism, Polytechnic Institute of Porto, and members of research centers in Portugal, till 11th August 2020. International researchers, with articles already accepted for publication, and who wish to participate in the conference, will be able to do so in person or through the Virtual Presentation.

Conference papers will be submitted to Scopus and ISI Indexed Journals for publication. ICOTTS’20 Book, of the SIST series, will be available in the SpringerLink Digital Library.  Selected full papers will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Tourism & Development, an open access journal indexed in SCOPUS. 

The submitted paper(s) to our conference should not have been previously published anywhere.  

Keynote Speakers
Elisa Alén Ph.D, University of Vigo, Spain
Filipa Brandão Ph.D, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Special Tracks 
Accessible Tourism (Chair: Eugénia Lima Devile, Portugal) 
Business Simulations in Higher Education (Chairs: Paulino Silva and Anabela Mesquita, Portugal) 
Cultural Entrepreneurship and Entrepreneurship in Education (Chair: Maria Inês Basílio de Pinho, Portugal) 
Data Treatment in Tourism (Chair: Carlos Enrique Montenegro Marín, Colombia) 
Events Tourism (Chairs: Dália Liberato and Elga Costa, Portugal) 
Food/Gastronomic Tourism (Chair: Cristina Barroco, Portugal) 
Health and Wellness Tourism (Chair: Joaquim Gonçalves Antunes, Portugal) 
Key Challenges Facing Tourism (Chairs: Paula Odete and Isabel Lopes, Portugal) 
Niche Tourism and Marketing Perspectives (Chair: Bruno Barbosa Sousa, Portugal) 
Senior Tourism (Chair: Nieves Losada, Spain) 
Slow Tourism and Environmental Sustainability (Chair: Fernanda A. Ferreira, Portugal) 
Smart Tourism and Smart Destinations (Chair: Pedro Liberato, Portugal) 
The Importance of City Classification Rankings for Tourism Development (Chair: Guaracy Silva, Brazil) 
Wine Tourism (Chair: Adriano Costa, Portugal)