THInC 2022 will be hosted in an ONLINE format on the 4 OCTOBER 2022

The main aim of the event will be to promote international debate on re-defining alternative tourism, which is understood as niche tourism with common goals of social justice, inclusion, environmental protection and local development.

By holding this conference we aim to provide a creative space to propel discussions around what ‘alternative tourism’ is today and facilitate the exchange of knowledge through the sharing of innovative alternative tourism practices globally. Scholars, practitioners and students from all over the world will exchange information both on academic conceptual advances in the theorizing of alternative tourism and innovative industry practices.


Dear Colleagues,

There is no doubt that we are living in volatile times of great uncertainty.
With the growing numbers of COVID infections and the probability of a 6th wave and the uncertainty of the global energy hikes which have greatly increased the cost of travel, we are all victims of this instability at every level.

We at THINc are determined to forge ahead and hold a high-content conference, with the greatest international outreach, while being accessible, sustainable, socially responsible and with the lowest level of risk. So for now and given the current volatility, we have therefore taken the decision to restructure the THINC for 2022 into a streamlined ONE day, super-charged and compacted online event on 4th OCTOBER 22, with 4 keynotes and 4 parallel sessions.

This will allow us to hold a truly impacting academic event with the certainty that we will overcome all constraints.
We are currently re-thinking and restructuring the future of THINC so that it maintains its academic purpose and forward-thinking content but also, through its organization, can bring innovative organisational features that will also showcase the modern aspects of events and communication

Please join us, by submitting an abstract, or as a participant.
We will consider it an honour to welcome you.

Registration and Abstract Submission

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2022




Claudio Milano

Adjunct Professor at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Barcelona

Sonia Ferrari

Associate Professor of Tourism Marketing and Place Marketing at the Department of Business and Law Science at the University of Calabria, Italy

Maharaj Vijay Reddy

Professor at Birmingham City University. Research interests: Sustainable Tourism and the Green/Circular Economy Approach, Crises and Disaster Management, and many more

Carina Ren

Associate Professor at the Centre for Innovation and Research in Culture and Living in the Arctic (CIRCLA) and Head of AAU Arctic at Aalborg University, Denmark

Jenny Cave

Associate, The Tourism CoLab. Speaker, Research, Editor. Regenerative futures, community engagement, experience design. “Transforming lives and livelihoods, one meaningful conversation at a time” Associate Professor

Local Organizing Committee

Fabio Carbone
Chair of the Local Organising Committee

Mafalda Patuleia
Head of Tourism Department and Scientific Committee

Fiona Bakas
Chair of the Scientific Committee

Álvaro Dias
Lusófona University

Arthur Araújo
Lusofona University of Porto

Linda Pereira
Lecturer and Consultant

Sandro Carnicelli
The University of the West of Scotland

Tara Duncan
Dalarna University

Invite From Mafalda Patuleia
As Head of Tourism Department of Lusófona University, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Second Edition of Tourism and Hospitality International Conference. This edition will focus on “Redefining Alternative Tourism Adaptations and Future Step”, and the main aim of the event will be to promote an international debate on issues relating to alternative tourism. During 3 days, scholars, students, and professionals from all over the world will exchange information both on academic advances and innovative practices. And I am sure that we will achieve our goals with the presentations and with our invited keynote speakers.
Warm regards, Mafalda Patuleia

Invite From Fiona Bakas
As Chair of the THInC 2022 Scientific Committee I would like to welcome you to share with us your knowledge of tourism, focusing on alternative tourism. In THInC 2022 we will, together, envision how tourism can achieve more social justice, apply environmentally regenerative approaches, and promote equality: for and with local residents. Help us highlight and disseminate the innovative and inspiring work being done on tourism as a tool for local development rather than just economic growth.
Cheers, Fiona Bakas

Invite From Fabio Carbone
The impact of the pandemic has generated a crisis in tourism that has never been seen before. Traditional tourism models have been forced to face various contradictions linked to their unsustainability. The pandemic, by the way, has only accelerated the emergence of issues that we would soon have had to address anyway, as various evidence already suggested in the pre-COVID19 world (eg. Overtourism, environmental unsustainability, just to mention some of the issues). However, the radical psychological change in the approach to holidays caused by the last two years of pandemic, and the fact that the human relationship is worth more than before, represent a unique opportunity to rethink some aspects of tourism effectively, and like it was never done before. Let us seize this historic opportunity! Dear friends and colleagues, I am really pleased to invite you to the second edition of our annual event, the Tourism and Hospitality International Congress (THInC), a space that this year was specifically designed to gather and define alternatives and sustainable paths for the future of tourism. We look forward to your valuable contribution. See you at the THInC2022
Fabio Carbone, THInC Chairman

Scientific Committee

Alexandra Gonçalves
University of the Algarve

Álvaro Dias
Lusófona University

Ana Isabel Moniz
School of Business and Economics, Açores University

Ana Paula Figueira
Polytechnic Institute of Beja

Antónia Correia
University of the Algarve

António Jorge Costa
Tourism Consultancy, IPDT

Arlindo Madeira
IPLUSO, Polytechnic Institute of Lusofonia

Arthur Araújo
Lusofona University of Porto

Bruno Sousa
Polytechnic Institute of Cávado and Ave and CiTUR

Carlos Brandão
Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies

Carlos Costa
University of Aveiro

Carlos Fernandes
Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo

Cláudia Ribeiro de Almeida
University of the Algarve

Cláudia Seabra
University of Coimbra

Cristina Estevão
Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Beira Interior

Daniela Alvares
University of the Azores

Duygu Salman
Bogazici University, Department of Tourism Administration 

Emese Panyik
Catholic University of Portugal

Eunice Lopes
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar

Flávio Ferreira
Polytechnic of Porto, School of Hospitality And Tourism, and UNIAG

Francisco Dias
School of Tourism and Maritime Technology (ESTM)

Freya Higgings Desbiolles
University of South Australia

Isabel Marques
Lusofona University of Porto

Jaime Serra
School of Social Sciences, University of Évora

Jorge Umbelino
Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies

Karampela Sofia
Ionian University

Luiz Oosterbeek
Polytechnic Institute of Tomar

Maja Turnsek
University of Maribor, Faculty of Tourism

Marianna Sigala
University of Piraeus

Marília Durão
Portucalense University

Miguel Moital
Bournemouth University Business School, UK

Nellie Swart
University of South Africa

Nikolaos Trihas
Hellenic Mediterranean University

Nuno Abranja
Instituto Superior de Lisboa e Vale do Tejo

Paolo Mura
Zayed University, UAE

Papatheodorou Andreas
University of the Aegean, Greece

Paula Remoaldo
University of Minho

Rita Peres
Estoril Higher Institute for Tourism and Hotel Studies

Rodolfo Baggio
Bocconi University and Tomsk Polytechnic University

Sandro Carnicelli
University of the West of Scotland

Sofia Almeida
Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Universidade Europeia

Stanislav Ivanov
Varna University of Management, Bulgaria

Vasco Santos
ISLA Santarém, CiTUR – Polytechnic of Leiria

Vicky Katsoni
University of West Attica

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