International conference Encuentros
Encuentros is an international conference organized by the UP Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica. Located on the Adriatic coast in the Port of Roses (Portorož), part of the community of Piran, the conference will provide space for Encounters of tourism scholars from various academic disciplines, tourism practitioners and students.
Encuentros – the story of Encuentros
At the Faculty of Tourism Studies - Turistica we understand tourism as a continuum of encounters with people and places. We organized the first Encuentros conference in 2003 with the intent to turn tourism conferences into enjoyable gatherings aimed at exchange of knowledge and ideas. Therefore, the Encuentros conference is not only a series of presentations and exchanges of professional experiences and scientific research, but most of all a multidisciplinary, multicultural and multi-rhythmic encounter of tourism researchers and practitioners. During these past 15 years, Encuentros has evolved into a biannual international conference hosting over 500 tourism scholars and practitioners from various disciplines and places. The Spanish word encuentros was selected as a conference brand name because the World Tourism Organisation (UN WTO) is based in Spain and we also wanted to stress the Mediterranean character of tourism and that of the Adriatic resort Portorož (the Port of Roses) in Slovenia where the event traditionally takes place.