Alliance for Innovators and Researchers in Tourism & Hospitality | 2019 Conference | September 12 to 14, 2019, Innsbruck, Austria

International Mountain Conference Tourism Workshops | Optional: September 11-12, 2019, Innsbruck, Austria





THEME: Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Success




Venues – Program – Accommodation – Arrival - Registration



Note: both the list of venues and the corresponding Google map will be updated regularly

Wednesday IMC conference: Congress Center Innsbruck, Rennweg 3, 6020 Innsbruck

Thursday presentations: Research Center Tourism and Recreation, University of Innsbruck, Karl-Rahner-Platz 3, 6020 Innsbruck (https://www.uibk.ac.at/tourismresearch/index.html.en)

Friday & Saturday presentations are on the road at Area 47 (https://area47.at/) and Sportresort Hohe Salve (https://www.hohesalve.at/en/) and Witches’ Water (https://www.hexenwasser.at/de/). Shuttle busses will take us there.

Field trip venues:

§  Area 47 (https://www.area47.at/en)

§  Swarovski Crystal Worlds (https://kristallwelten.swarovski.com/Content.Node/wattens/index.en.html)

§  Witches’ Water (https://www.hexenwasser.at/en/)

§  Sportresort Hohe Salve (https://www.hohesalve.at/en/)

Major locations on Google Map (will be updated regularly as we finalize the program).


Tentative program


Wednesday, September 11, 2019

§  Location: Congress Center Innsbruck

§  Key Note at the IMC Conference 2019 by Olivier Henry-Biabaud (TCI Research): Mapping the growing overtourism sentiment in Europe: what residents tell us

§  Participation at the Workshops at the IMC Conferenc 2019: Transformation process in Mountain tourism (=> https://www.uibk.ac.at/congress/imc2019/program/)

8 pm: Welcome Cocktail for AIRTH Conference participants


Thursday, September 12, 2019

§  Location: Karl-Rahner-Platz 1, 6020 Innsbruck “THEOLOGIE” seminarroom 1

9 - 10 am: Registration for the AIRTH Conference (Research Center Tourism and Recreation)

10 - 12 am: Presentations

12 am – 1:30 pm: Lunch break at the Kunstpause (Museumsstraße 15, 6020 Innsbruck)

1:30 – 3:30 pm: Presentations

3:30 – 4:00 pm: Bus ride to Swarovski Crystal World and visit of the Crystal World (Bus leaves at Congress Center Innsbruck)

6:30 pm: return to Innsbruck - Dinner (on your own)


Friday, September 13, 2019

§  Location: AREA 47 (field trip with lunch) departure 8:15 am (Karl-Rahner-Platz 1, 6020 Innsbruck)

9 – 10:30 am: Presentations

11 am: Key Note at the AREA 47 by Christian Schnöller and venue touring included

12 am – 2pm: Lunch break at the AREA 47, optional activity programm AREA 47

2 - 4 pm: Presentations

4 pm: return to Innsbruck (optional activity programm AREA 47)

6:30 pm: Alpine Gala Dinner on the Mountain including a ride with the cable car (Hungerburgbahn) – Starting point Innsbruck Congress 6:30 pm. Including a light walk for 30 minutes to the Umbrüggler Alm (Gala Dinner 8pm)


Saturday, September 14, 2019

§  Location: Witches’ Water and Sportresort Hohe Salve (field trip with lunch)

8:15 am: Ride to the Witches’ Water and venue tour (departure Karl-Rahner-Platz 1, 6020 Innsbruck)

11 am: ride to the Sportresort Hohe Salve

11 am – 1pm: Presentations

1 – 2 pm:  Farewell lunch

2 – 3 pm: Sportresort Hohe Salve venue tour

3 – 4 pm: Wrap up session and travel back to Innsbruck (individual departure or individual overnight at Sportresort Hohe Salve)



We offer accommodation arrangements, please contact Elisabeth Happ (AIRTH2019@uibk.ac.at), she will prepare individual hotel offers for you (less than ten walking minutes from the Thursday presentation). If you like to book your accommodation on your own, we recommend choosing accommodation in the city center. In the city center, the conference location and the railway station are in walking distance. Please let Elisabeth Happ know if you don’t need her booking support.

As we visit the Hohe Salve area on the last conference day on Saturday participants can also opt to stay in that region (for detailed information please contact Elisabeth Happ - AIRTH2019@uibk.ac.at). From there it is easy by train to Innsbruck or Munich airport (about 2 – 2.5 hours depending on connection).



We are working on this list, but rest assured, you will have an opportunity to explore Austrian and Tyrolean specialties.


Arrival to Innsbruck

By car: If you use an Austrian highway please make sure that you purchase the Austrian highway sticker (Vignette) at a rest stop BEFORE you cross the border into Austria.

By train: Austrian Railways (https://www.oebb.at/en/). From the main train station (Innsbruck Hauptbahnhof) it is a 5 minutes walk to Hotel Zach.

By plane:

Airport Innsbruck (INN): Take bus line F to stop Anichstrasse/Rathausgalierie and then walk 5 minutes to Hotel Zach. Cost: EUR 2.50; driver changes up to EUR 20 bills. No cards. Total travel time about 25 minutes. (https://fahrplan.vvt.at/#!S|flughafen%20innsbruck!Z|wilhelm-greil-str%2011!date|11.09.19!time|12:31)

Airport Munich (MUC):

§  Train: Austrian Railways (https://www.oebb.at/en/). Approximately 2.5 hours.

§  Bus: Flixbus (https://www.flixbus.com/?_sp=c53111ec-29c0-447b-ac1b-a209896814b2.1554324358947&atb_pdid=66e168f4-0b44-487f-9c6d-f8d3b31e3568). Cheaper than the train, but takes about 3.5 hours.

§  Shuttle taxi: Four Seasons Travel (https://www.tirol-taxi.at/). Shuttles depart from the MUC central meeting area every 1-2 hours. This shuttle does pickups at all hours from Innsbruck to MUC. Note: it can happen that the shuttle drives into a side valley or up a mountain to pick up a passenger.

Taxi in Innsbruck: Have a taxi sign on top and can easily be found at the airport and train station. No Uber in Innsbruck.



Fees will increase by EUR 50 after May 31, 2019

§  All days – Full rate (EUR 300)

§  All days – Encyclopedia contributor rate (EUR 250)

§  All days – Students (EUR 250)

§  All days – Promotional fee for Slovene participants – with presentation (EUR 60, limited supply)

§  All days – Promotional fee for Slovene participants – without presentation (EUR 160, limited supply)

§  Thursday - September 12 – Day rate (EUR 250)

§  Friday - September 13 – Day rate (EUR 250)

§  Saturday - September 14 – Day rate (EUR 250)


Additional companion tickets

§  Gala dinner: EUR 75

§  Field trips: EUR 250




§  At least one author has to register for the conference; max two presentations per author. The other authors, especially when local, are welcome to participate in the Thursday presentations in Innsbruck, but cannot join in other paid for events.

§  Authors keep the copyright. Abstracts are only published in the conference program in print.

§  Please reupload your abstract following the style guides. Also please address the feedback provided by the reviewers. Select abstracts – as indicated by the corresponding author – will be available online on http://www.AIRTH.global.

§  Keep abstracts to max 1 page single-spaced, 12pt including up to five (5) references. ONLY use these templates:   Academic abstract template    and    Practitioner abstract template

§  Please follow this link to register

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Full paper submission

Participants are invited to submit a full paper to a preferred track at Academica Turistica – Tourism & Innovation Journal. AT-TIJ is a peer-reviewed open-source journal hosted by the University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica. Submission deadline is November 30, 2019. (http://academica.turistica.si/index.php/AT-TIJ/about/submissions)







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