ITC2022. Tourism – Going Back/Forward to Sustainability

International Tourism Congress 2022 is organized by the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, University of Lodz (Poland) in cooperation with CiTUR Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation. ITC2022 is also final event disseminating achievements of the SPOT project. ITC2022 will be held on November, (16)17-19 2022 in Lodz, the city located in the very heart of Poland.

Main topic of ITC2022

The title of ITC2022 is: “Tourism – Going Back/Forward to Sustainability”. The topic refers to sustainability of tourism in general. We are going to discuss geographical, social, environmental, economic, political, and managerial contexts of sustainable tourism. The notion of tourism sustainability will be related to the concepts like quality of life, ecosystem services and resilience of ecosystem functions, development and economic growth, social and spatial justice as well as territorial cohesion, and – last but not least – coopetition and tourist packaging.

Sustainable development challenges and goals are still contemporary issue in tourism. As thus, recovery of tourism from any crisis, including COVID-19 pandemic, have to address sustainability.

Save the date

  • November 16, 2022 (Day 0, Multilanguage online sessions, “Ice breaking” party)
  • November 17, 2022 (Day 1, Special session on sustainable spatial planning of tourism destinations, In memory of Konrad Czapiewski, Sponsored by the SPOT Project)
  • November 17-18, 2022 (Day 1 and 2, Congress)
  • November 19, 2022 (Day 3, Trip to the Polish case study area of SPOT Project: Evolutionary changes of tourism in industrial area in transition – Challenges of introducing European Green Deal)


Congress fee

With presentationEarly birdRegularOnline
Special session of SPOT projectFreeFreeFree
Students and PhD candidates100€ / 480 PLN120€ / 580 PLN50€ / 240 PLN
CiTUR Members130€ / 620 PLN150€ / 720 PLN65€ / 310 PLN
Regular participants160€ / 760 PLN180€ / 860 PLN80€ / 380 PLN
Without presentationEarly birdRegularOnline
Special session of SPOT projectFreeFreeFree
Students and PhD candidates90€ / 430 PLN110€ / 530 PLN45€ / 215 PLN
CiTUR Members120€ / 580 PLN140€ / 680 PLN60€ / 290 PLN
Regular participants150€ / 730 PLN170€ / 830 PLN75€ / 365 PLN

The congress fee for onsite participants covers the attendance fee (access to all sessions), the cost of coffee breaks and lunch breaks, the cost of the ice-breaking party, the cost of conference materials and a book of abstracts. The congress fee for online participants includes the attendance fee (access to selected sessions) and a book of abstracts.

Additional costs of participation in the gala dinner will be announced later.

Venue of ITC2022

ITC2022 will be held in the city of Lodz, in central Poland. Post-industrial city attracting visitors mainly by its multinational cultural heritage and revitalized indutrial urban tissue from 19 and 20 century.

Participants of ITC2022 will be hosted in the Training and Conference Center of the University of Lodz (Kopcinskiego 16/18 Street, Lodz), and the Faculty of Geographical Sciences, at University of Lodz (Kopcinskiego 31 Street, Lodz). The faculty conducts the research on geography, both in its socio-economic context, as well as a part of Earth sciences. Our geographical interests relate to tourism, spatial planning, and regional development.


See you in Poland!

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