Fátima and Guarda
The history of the International Congress on Religious Tourism and Sustainability (CITRyS) began in 2004. The first edition was held in Argentina. The first congresses took place in Brazil, and then expanded internationally in its fifth edition in 2008. Over the years, the event has travelled to various cities in Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia, Honduras, Spain, Colombia and Uruguay, among others.
CITRyS contributes significantly to the training and education of around 5,000 people in many countries, fostering specialisation and expertise in religious and sustainable tourism, leading to the creation of related events and initiatives, such as the "Routes of Faith" in Brazil, and the "Argentine Meeting of Religious Tourism".
The XI IWRT will take place between February 22nd and 23rd, 2024.
During the morning of February 22nd, the Conference will be live broadcasted on the IWRT's website, with subjects of concern and reflection about Religious Tourism.
The remaining program on February 22nd is reserved for professionals registered to participate in the event (Suppliers and Hosted Buyers), running in parallel with live broadcast presentations, on the IWRT's website.
The program for February 23rd is reserved for professionals registered to participate in the event.
The XI IWRT 2024 is organized by ACISO - Ourém - Fátima Business Association, in collaboration with the Municipality of Ourém, the Municipality of Guarda and the Sanctuary of Fátima, with the support of Turismo de Portugal, Turismo do Centro de Portugal, Visit Center of Portugal, Associação de Turismo do Porto e Norte, A.R. - Porto Convention & Visitors Bureau, Agência Regional de Promoção Turística do Alentejo - Turismo do Alentejo and the Programa Operacional Regional do Centro.
Yes. Both cities, Fátima and Guarda, offer parking facilities near the venue.