UAlg team from the European project Sustowns participated in a meeting in Greece

The University of Algarve Team participating in the Sustowns European Project - Enhancing SUStainable Tourism Attraction in small fascinating med TOWNS, joining from June 22nd to 25th in Rethymnon, Crete, Greece, in an international conference - International Conference on Tourism: Back To The Future: Reconfiguring the travel industry? (ICOT2022), whose objective was to stimulate discussion and debate on how to reduce risk and uncertainty to resume tourism and economic activity.

Ongoing crisis management to deal more quickly with the coming crisis appears to be more necessary than ever. On the other hand, other professionals and researchers believe that the effect of COVID-19 on traveler behavior and attitude, as well as on the regional and domestic tourism landscape, is temporary.

This conference surrounds tourism professionals, academics, researchers, policymakers, consultants, professionals, government officials and students from different European countries.

The team from the University of Algarve presented six papers, followed by a debate, which allowed the researchers to reflect on the themes addressed.