Mobilizing Tourism Intelligence to Survive

Announcement - Conference Online

A warm welcome from the t-Forum 2020 Conference Organizing Committee. As you know, the t-Forum conference, due to the spreading risk of coronavirus (COVID-19), was postponed to November 4 - 7. 


In response to this unprecedented situation worldwide and current development of COVID-19, global travel bans and feedback from the research community, it has been decided that the t-Forum will be conducted totally online. Keeping these and related concerns in mind, this decision had to be made as the safety and wellbeing of our participants is of our primary concern. We understand the implications of this decision for many, especially for those participants who had already postponed the travel and hotel arrangements, but we believe that this is the best and safe option for all. 


The online conference will feature paper presentations, workshops, as well as keynote talks and remarks from well-known industry professionals. However, the technical visits scheduled for November 7 are not possible to be provided online. 

Presentation and Target Audience

The Tourism Intelligence Forum (t-Forum) announces its 2020 Global Conference, to be held in Algarve, Portugal, from 4-7 November 2020. Organised by the Research Centre for Tourism, Sustainability and Well-being (CinTurs) and the PESTANA Hotel Group, the conference is hosted by its Founding Members and supported by industry, academic and government sponsors.


The t-Forum and its conferences are all about the transfer of knowledge/intelligence to and within tourism. The intent is to bridge tourism theory and practice (as was the case in the inaugural conference of the t-Forum). This is a call for presentations discussing the whys and hows of tourism intelligence mobility in all directions, among all tourism stakeholders/sectors, both public and private. It moves beyond customary programs by featuring get-involved keynote panels with round table discussion, as well as keynote talks, parallel sessions, and workshops.


The target audience of the t-Forum conference are various establishments involved in the creation, mobilization, and application of intelligence. They include tourism sectors, destinations, academic institutions, hospitality businesses, public agencies, executives and professionals, and international consultants.