We are looking forward to welcoming the scientists and researchers to the city of Opatija from 26rd to 27th April 2018 for the 24th Biennial International Congress Tourism & Hospitality Industry, hosted by The Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Opatija, University of Rijeka.
Given that there is a need for research of various social, economic, technological, natural, political and other changes affecting the need for change, adaptation and development, our 24th Congress, THI 2018, offers a unique opportunity for researchers to share their ideas and latest research findings on this topic. Therefore, the working title of our congress: trends and challenges will have special emphasis on the following issues:
· Contemporary issues in operational management
· F&B management and marketing
· ICT & service quality
· Education, training and LLL
· Cross-cultural management
· Investments and finances
· Tourism policy and destination management
· Sustainable development
· Special interests tourism
· Accommodation management
· Hospitality Accounting
· Safety and security
· Consumer behavior
· E-tourism and e-marketing
· Other research topics focused on tourism and hospitality
We invite scientists and researchers to share their newest research results and their fellow researchers and practitioners. Accepted papers will be published in the congress proceedings (indexed in EBSCO – Hospitality & Tourism Complete, ProQuest Business Premium Collection, ProQuest Central, ProQuest – ABI/INFORM, ProQuest - East & Central Europe Database, and RePEc). Abstract submission deadline is December 15th 2017.
It is already known fact that tourism today is one of the fastest growing economy activities of the last past decades. Compared to previous years, today more tourists travel around the world creating more overnight stays. For this reason, tourism is becoming not only economically important element of the system, but also a social phenomena of the great meaning.
Within this congress we announce the presentations on best practices and innovations as well as panel discussions held by distinguished Croatian hoteliers and tourism professionals that will be included in a special part named A Hotel house (Hotelska kuća). This year, essential part of our A Hotel house is given to the inclusion of a direct dialogue with Croatian hoteliers and it will represent a symbiosis of science and profession through examples of good practice.
We are looking forward to your participation and to meeting you in Opatija.