From 2nd to 7th May 2017 Budva, Montenegro welcomes tourism students from all over the world at the 10th International Congress of Faculties of Tourism and Hospitality (Turizmijada). This year the organiser expects around 1,000 attendees from 20 countries and 20 international speakers, with yesterday’s opening lecture of the conference “Power to the meetings” by Gorazd Čad, Editor in Chief of Kongres Magazine and co-founder of trade show Conventa. Digitalization and online marketing are just one of the focuses of this year Congress that also focus on revenue management and new trends in hospitality service.
The annual congress has been organised by the International Association of Students of Tourism and Hospitality (IASTH) in cooperation with the host, Student Organization “Tourist” from Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management in Kotor, Montenegro. For nine years in a row, the Congress serves as an education, network and sports hub for al tourism students, emphasising the network and cultural exchange. Students from Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, United Kingdom, Italy, France, Switzerland, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Russia, USA gather every year in picturesque Budva, one of the best examples of tourism development. The most popular Montenegro destination started developing in tourism about 100 years ago, and today their offer has become more diverse and vibrant, consequently becoming the leading tourist town in Montenegro for the last several decades. Only in the last few years, the city has marked some high-profile investments and development of tourism infrastructure, providing business and leisure guests with the best condition for the organization of congresses, conferences and other events.
The future of tourism sure looks bright when you see so many young people, proactively pursuing to be the best, learn from the best and also value the unique opportunity of this international congress with the goal to promote networking, educating and also the fun part of the tourism sector.