Welcome to THI2020! 25th Biennial International Congress Tourism & Hospitality Industry hosted by The Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management in Opatija, University of Rijeka is going to be held in the city of Opatija from May 4 - 6, 2020.

THI2020 is a multidisciplinary congress with a long tradition bringing together policymakers, industry and academics to lay the groundwork and identify innovative solutions for the development of tourism.  The aim is to promote a collaborative environment between the academic and tourism community in search of improvement and attractiveness of tourism business.

Tourism and the hotel industry are simultaneously very delicate and flexible parts of national and worldwide economic systems. Plurality of social, economic, technological, natural, political and other changes have huge effect on their adaptation and development. Consequently, the working title of our congress includes variety of aspects to be discussed: TRENDS AND CHALLENGES.

Within this congress best practices and innovations as well as panel discussions will be held by distinguished Croatian hoteliers and tourism professionals that will be held on the first day of the congress 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 invite scientists and researchers to share their newest research, results and ideas with us and their fellow researchers and practitioners. Accepted papers will be published in the congress proceedings (indexed in CIRET, EBSCO – Hospitality & Tourism Complete, ProQuest – ABI/INFORM and RePEc). Selected papers will be considered for publication in International Scientific Journal “Tourism and Hospitality Management” (indexed in ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest), EconLit (American Economic Association), ESCI – Emerging Sources Citation Index (Clarivate Analytics), Web of Science™ Core Collection, Hospitality & Tourism Complete (EBSCO Publishing), Hrčak, Scopus and others).

We are looking forward seeing you in Opatija!