Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 4th Edition
Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 4th Edition

Call For Abstracts

  • 22, Nov / 23, Nov 2022
  • University of Maia, Portugal
Conference Email
[email protected]
The United Nations World Tourism Organization defined Cultural Tourism as a category of tourism that helps tourists to learn about other tourism places and excavate their cultures, arts, literature, and history. It also sheds light on civilizations and their unique impacts on the world these days.

With the world's increased focus on the preservation of archaeological sites and promoting architectural tourism, cultural tourism stands as the guardian of ancient civilizations and promoter of contemporary ones.

One of the objectives of promoting cultural tourism and heritage preservation is to introduce a new understanding of certain cultures and their lifestyles, education, literature, and arts. These are factors that shape the essence of civilizations in the ancient world and the contemporary ages. It also aims to destroy the everlasting stereotypes about old or foreign civilizations. 

Moreover, through focusing on the cultural aspects of civilizations, it is easier to discover new techniques of integration and promoting global dialogue. This has become crucial in the current circumstances where the world joins to face the threats of Covid 19. This resulted in open discussions on how to encourage sustainable tourism and eco-friendly environments.

Therefore, IEREK is organizing the 4th edition of the international conference on Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST2022) to help researchers discuss sustainable approaches to preserving the cultural heritage of countries across the globe. The conference also aims at creating a mutual understanding of the importance of green tourism through explaining civilizations' various techniques of spreading their cultures.

The 4th edition of the conference is an integration opportunity to allow participants from different cultures and backgrounds to present their unique natures. From the comfort of you home, due to the global threat of Covid 19 and travel restrictions, you can participate in the discussions, attend the sessions, and present your research paper where it will be discussed by world experts and tourism enthusiasts.

Conference Topics
  • 1. Aspects of a Sustainable Tourism

    1.1.Demand for Sustainable Travel and Mobility
    1.2.Governmental Role in Maintaining and improving destinations capacity
    1.3.Community interaction for Sustainable Tourism
    1.4.Development Strategies for Sustainable Tourism
    1.5.Integrated Relational Tourism (IRT) as a Tool of Development

  • 2. Policies and Mechanisms for Heritage Preservation

    2.1.Heritage Preservation and Green Economy Integration
    2.2.Cultural Heritage Diversity and Green Tourism
    2.3.Globalization and Heritage Management
    2.4.Allocating Cultural Heritage and Environmental Resources, Wealth Conservation and Management
    2.5.Heritage Preservation and Integration in Modern planning

  • 3. User Interaction Based Development

    3.1. User Centered Design and Management for Cultural Heritage
    3.2. Heritage Social Role in Sustainable Development
    3.3. How Demographic Shifts Affect the Cultural Identity
    3.4. Social Development in Public and Cultural Spaces
    3.5. Cultural Traditions evolution through the year

  • 4. Social and Economic impacts

    4.1. Conservation of Cultural Heritage and Traditional Values
    4.2. A Responsible Touristic Approach: Stakeholders and user interaction
    4.3. Consumerism and Tourism
    4.4. Tourism Sustainability and Economic Efficiency
    4.5. Economic Sustainability, Concepts & Impacts

  • 5. Future Prospects and Trends of Tourism

    5.1. Digital Technology and E Tourism
    5.2. Sustainable Tourism in Protected Areas
    5.3. The Effect of Transportation on Tourism development
    5.4. Health and Safety Development for Tourism
    5.5. Millennials Perception of Destination


  • 6. Sustainable Environment: Geography and Tourism

    6.1. Ecotourism: Principles and Regulations
    6.2. Natural Resources Management
    6.3. Environmental Hazards: Industrialization, Urbanization and Agricultural
    6.4. Heritage in Socio Economic Sustainable Development
    6.5. Geocultural: Effect of Diversity of Places and Culture on Tourism


Publishing Opportunities

All accepted papers of the Cultural Sustainable Tourism (4th CST) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology, and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in one of IEREK Press' International Journals.


The ASTI Book Series by Springer is by highly professional members of an International Editorial Board to ensure a high-quality publication material to be eventually published online and printable.

The ASTI Book Series is indexed Scopus and will be submitted for indexation in Web of Science (ISI) and  EI-Compendex databases. 


Important Note:

To publish your research in the online Journal or Book by 'Springer' and provide it with world-wide visibility, authors must submit an extended version of their short papers that are 8 -12 pages long. 

If you are not sure whether you or one of your co-authors will be able to attend the conference, you should bear in mind that there is a fee to be paid for Audiences (Co-authors, Learners, and Interests). The accepted paper will not be included in the conference proceedings without paying the fee (see Conference Fees for more details). A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for a fee shown below.

Conference Venue

It is a higher education institution established in 1990 in Maia, Portugal. Academic First Degrees: Psychology Psychological, Social Counseling, Communication Sciences, Physical Education, Sports, Law, Accounting, Business Administration, Public Relations, Information Systems, Software Human and Resource Management

University of Maia, Portugal

Keynote Speakers

Dr. David R. Perkins

Assistant Professor of Geography and Sustainable Tourism in the Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning at Missouri State University (USA).

Dr. David R. Perkins IV is an assistant professor of Geography and Sustainable Tourism in the Department of Geography, Geology, and Planning at Missouri State University (USA). His research and outreach foci include sustainable tourism to promote community development, tourism climatology, and human-weather interactions in business strategy contexts. Dr. Perkins leads curriculum development, teaching, and student advising at Missouri State University in sustainability curricula: sustainability minor, minor in sustainable tourism development, sustainability graduate certificate, and a major in geography and sustainability (focus in sustainable development). He regularly teaches both introductory classes in sustainability and graduate-level courses in applied tourism development and philosophical underpinnings of sustainability theory. His philosophical approach to the concept of sustainability is underlined through a geographic approach to the nexus of sustainability’s cornerstones of environment, society, culture, and economy applied through the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). His most recent outreach projects include collaborations with community leaders to create Sustainable Community Development Goals for the Ozarks region and developing participatory engagement strategies for sustainable tourism development in rural coastal communities in Jamaica. Dr. Perkins is published in a variety of interdisciplinary academic journals such as International Journal of Biometeorology, Weather Climate & Society, Atmosphere, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, Physical Geography, International Journal of Cardiology, and forthcoming in Governance for Sustainable Development Review. He has formally presented academic research at more than 30 conferences throughout the United States, and internationally in Sweden, Cuba, New Zealand, and Canada. Goals of his current research areas are to quantify thermal perceptions based on language norms, explore geographic dimensions of sustainable tourism development, and develop a comprehensive sustainable tourism management plan for developing destinations. He is the co-chair for the International Society of Biometeorology’s Commission on Climate Tourism and Recreation. In his free time, Dr. Perkins enjoys traveling with his family both inside the United States and abroad. Within the United States, he has visited 1309 counties (42%) and abroad has traveled to more than 40 countries.

Prof. Saurabh Kumar Dixit

Associate Professor and founding Head of the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya), India

Saurabh Kumar Dixit, Ph. D., is an Associate Professor and founding Head of the Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, North-Eastern Hill University, Shillong (Meghalaya), India. His research interests include Consumer Behavior, Gastronomic Tourism, and Experiential Management and Marketing in hospitality and tourism contexts. He has fifteen books to his credit, including The Routledge Handbook of Consumer Behavior in Hospitality and Tourism (2017), The Routledge Handbook of Gastronomic Tourism (2019), The Routledge Handbook of Tourism Experience Management and Marketing (2020), Tourism in Asian Cities (2020), Tourism in India: Marketing Perspectives (2021), Consumer Behavior in Hospitality & Tourism (2021) and The Emerald Handbook of Luxury Management for Tourism and Hospitality (2021). Presently he is editing The Routledge Handbook of Wine Tourism and Teaching Cases in Tourism, Hospitality and, Events (CABI) to be published in 2022. He has contributed many research papers in reputed peer-reviewed journals and books. He is an editorial board member, active reviewer, and guest editor of many international journals such as International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, SCHOLE, British Food Journal, Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing, Tourism Recreational Research, Anatolia, Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport & Tourism Education, Journal of Foodservice Business Research, Qualitative Market Research and Journal of Global Scholars of Marketing Science: Bridging Asia and the World (JGSMS), etc.

Asti Book Editors

Miroslav D. Vujičić‬

Professor at the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Novi Sad.

Miroslav Vujičić works as an associate professor at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad. His main field of interest is decision-making processes, project management, cultural tourism and heritage management, product development holding courses, and conducting research in the mentioned topics. He has published 19 research papers in journals with IF and more than 270 citations in Scopus database. He is an experienced project manager, with an overall 10+ project experience and implemented project applications. in the field Programme Leader, BA Hons tourism. RVP for Eastern Europe in the ITSA network thus has a vast number of contacts with different stakeholders. Department coordinator for international affairs and students and staff mobility. Member of Department Accreditation team has experience in creating study programs, managing quality assurance. He has also been keeping the position of an expert for external monitoring and impact evaluation of the project Novi Sad - European Capital of Culture 2021. He is one of the founding members and Director of COTRIwb (China Outbound Tourism Research Institute for Western Balkans).


Uglješa Stankov

Professor at the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management, University of Novi Sad.

Dr. Uglješa Stankov is a Full Professor at the Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management,  Faculty of Sciences, University of Novi Sad. His main research areas are the strategic role of information technology in designing services and co-creating experiences.

Due to the growing negative impact that inadequate use of information technology has on the digital well-being of consumers, the focus of his recent research is on the “calm” design of interactive systems in service and leisure industries, as well as on technology-assisted mindfulness. Uglješa collaborates frequently with scholars and professional groups from around the world and is now involved in several international projects. He has over 150 scientific publications and four books to his credit. He has recently joined the team of the European Capital of Culture – Novi Sad 2022 as the main internal evaluator.  


Rui Alexandre Castanho

Professor at the Management Department - WSB University, Dąbrowa Górnicza, Poland.

Rui Alexandre Castanho holds an International Ph.D. on Sustainable Planning in Borderlands. Nowadays, he is a Professor at the WSB University, Poland, and a visitor Professor at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. Besides, he is a post-doc researcher on the GREAT Project, University of Azores, Ponta Delgada, Portugal. Furthermore, he collaborates with the ECIDES Research Group - University International of La Rioja (UNIR), Spain; VALORIZA - Research Center for the Enhancement of Endogenous Resources, Polytechnic Institute of Portalegre (IPP), Portugal; CITUR - Madeira - Centre for Tourism Research, Development and Innovation, Madeira, Portugal; and AQUAGEO Research Group - University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil. Moreover, he has Graduated in Green Spaces Engineering and Agricultural Engineering and holds a Master's Degree in Planning, Audit, and Control in Urban Green Spaces.


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Previous Publications

For IEREK's Provious Publications, Please Click here

- Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 1st Edition held in Thessaloniki, Greece in November, 2017.


Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Cultural Sustainable Tourism
(Selected Papers) Publication Link:


The Academic Research Community (ARChive)

Vol 2, issue #2 (2018): Proceedings of the international conference: Cultural Sustainable Tourism
Publication link:


- Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 2nd Edition held Online Conference in Collaboration with the University of Maia October 2020.


Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Cultural Sustainable Tourism - 2nd Edition
Publication link: (In Press)


- Cultural Sustainable Tourism (CST) - 3rd Edition held in held Online Conference in Collaboration with the University of Maia October 2021.


Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation (ASTI) Series.

Cultural Sustainable Tourism - 3rd Edition
Publication link: (In Peer-Review)


Participants’ Instructions


To help the organizers plan for inter-disciplinary dialogue, participants are requested to choose from the conference themes/ Topics upon registration.

 They must also by refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in registering and submitting their abstracts/ papers:

 Types of Participation

1.Attend/ Present Virtually and Publish in Conference proceedings

Organized from the comfort of your own home, the conference offers a virtual attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their abstract/research, online, and have their work considered for publication in the proceedings.

 Virtual presenters are required to submit an abstract then a paper following the “author instructions” below and before the deadline (see Important Dates). At least one author must pay the registration fee (see Conference Fees).

 For any reason, authors may wish to submit a pre-recorded video presentations no later than 15 days prior to the conference. Alternatively, they may wish to record a voice-over PowerPoint presentation for submission to the conference organizers.

 2.Attend/ Present in-person and Publish in indexed Conference proceedings

Organized on the Campus of University od Maia, Portugal, offering a Physical attendance option for your convenience. That said, participants will have a chance to present their research, on campus, and have their work considered for publication in the ASTI Series by Springer as part of the conference proceedings.

 See Author Instructions and Conference Fees for more information.

3.Registration to publish in the proceedings without presenting/ attending

All accepted papers of the Cultural Sustainable Tourism (4th CST) after the peer-review process will be either published as chapters in the Book Series “Advances in Science, Technology and Innovation” (ASTI) by Springer or in The International Journal of Academic Research Community Publication (ARChive) online by IEREK Press. (See Author Instructions and Publishing Opportunities)

4.Non-presenting participant

Non-presenting participants may also wish to attend the conference as Audience Members or Co-authors contributing to an already submitted abstract/ paper.

Authors' Instructions

Important Note:

IEREK has an unyielding policy regarding plagiarism. We believe that copying/taking the ideas and work of other Authors without permission and credit is fraudulent.The Reviewing committee and IEREK employees have the authority to reject a paper during its reviewing process, on the basis of the paper being subjected to either minor or major plagiarism.

Authors must refer to, and abide by, the following instructions in submitting their abstracts/ papers:

Step 1: Abstract Submission Process

- The author should prepare and submit an Abstract (250 300 words) through the website and before the abstract submission deadline.

- The abstract should clearly state the purpose, results, and conclusions of the work to be described in the final paper.

- The author should select the most relevant topic for the paper from the corresponding conference topics.

- The author can use/download an abstract writing template to submit the abstract file accordingly.

To download the Abstract Writing Template, Click Here

Step 2: Abstract Review

- Upon submission, an abstract will undergo a preliminary evaluation process by members of our scientific committee.

-A relevant topic of the conference should be proposed with clear writing, aims, and objectives of the study clearly presented and sound literature and methodology of the work.

- The author will receive a notification by email, within 2 weeks, of:

  • Approval, after which they will be requested to prepare and submit their full/short paper submissions.
  • Rejection, if the topic proposed does not fit the theme of the conference.

Step 3: Paper Submission & Preliminary Review

  • Full/Long Paper 

Full-Length Paper:

- The Full/ Long paper submission with (6000 - 8000 words) limit.

- The full paper should state the major issue(s) addressed, the potential significance of the work, the theoretical and methodological approach(es) pursued, major findings, conclusions, implications, and relevant scholarly references.

- A full paper will be included in the conference abstracts book as well as get published online by Springer or by IEREK PRESS Journals.

- The author should submit the full paper written on the writing template, through our online system before the paper submission deadline.

- The full paper should be written in English as it's the official language of the conference.

Step 4: Similarity Check/ Plagiarism Detection

All Chapters will be screened for similarity using iThenticate; a Turnitin Plagiarism detection software, used for academic publishers. Springer Similarity guidelines are as follows:

  • Max. % from all sources: 10-15%
  • Max. % from one source: 3-5%
  • Higher than 30% (all sources): Reject completely
  • Lower than 30% (all sources): Ask for revision to decrease the similarities  

To download Paper Writing Template,   Click Here

Step 5: Payment Completion & Confirmation

Once Preliminary approval for presentation at the conference and/or consideration for publication is granted, authors will be expected to complete payment in reference to the Conference Fees.

In this phase of revision, the research paper will be evaluated based on its originality, structure, and relativity to the conference theme. If the paper gets acceptance by one reviewer, a paper preliminary acceptance notification will be sent to the author accordingly.

- As soon as payment is confirmed and done successfully, corresponding official documents can be issued from our end such as:

  • A signed/stamped preliminary acceptance letter
  • Receipt of Payment
  • Visa Invitation Letter

Step 6: Rigorous Peer Review Process

Only after payment is confirmed,

- and the full paper submission deadline is reached, a submitted full-length paper is assigned to an Editor from the Editorial Board, in alignment with IEREK’s revision SOP (double-blind process).

- Each paper/ chapter is evaluated by a minimum of two reviewers, after which a final decision by the responsible Editor is made. There is no maximum to the number of times a paper can be reviewed, depending on the quality of the submission.

- Once a decision is made by the Editors, IEREK Editors will communicate one of the following three final decisions:

  • Accepted without comments
  • Revise and Resubmit – Minor or Major revision
  • Final Rejection

- If modifications are in order, authors will be sent the relevant instructions and a deadline will be set. Missed deadlines may result in complete exclusion from the final publication/ final rejection.

- A back and forth process, modifications will be sent back to the responsible Editor/ Series Editor and another round of evaluation conducted.

Conference Fees

A. Physical Attendance

  Student Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown *Affiliation must be provided *Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Early Bird 300 € 350 € 400 € 14 Jun 2022
Regular Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 14 Jul 2022
Late Payment 450 € 500 € 600 € 20 Aug 2022
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Early Bird 200 € 250 € 300 € 14 Jul 2022
Regular Payment 250 € 300 € 400 € 14 Jun 2022
Late Payment 350 € 400 € 500 € 20 Aug 2022
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 150 € 200 € 250 € 14 Jul 2022
  • The registration fee does not cover accommodation expenses. A list of accommodation options can only be suggested by our team if available. Contact [email protected] to inquire.
  • The fee covers:
    • The conference Kit inclusive of: a printed abstracts book, a softcopy of the abstracts book on a USB/CD, a Conference notebook, an IEREK pen, Conference Flyers/ Printouts.
    • IEREK Participation/ Contribution Certificate
    • Preliminary Acceptance Letters
    • Consideration for publishing in the IEREK ASTI series by Springer or IEREK Press
    • Lunches and Coffee Breaks
  • If multiple abstracts by the same first author are submitted to the conference, a 25% discount is applied to each additional submission.
  • Each research paper should have one main author who should pay the full fee (Author fees) regardless of attendance. Co-authors, each, have their own fees to pay to attend the event. This applies to online attendance as well as physical attendance.
  • A research paper fee allows only one author, whether main or co-author, to attend the conference and receive only one copy of the conference Abstract book in both hard and soft copies. Extras can be requested for an additional fee.
  • Professionals are categorized as participants who are not affiliated with universities such as practitioners, policymakers, entrepreneurs, etc.

B. Online Attendance

  Student Academic Professional Deadline
  *ID must be shown *Affiliation must be provided *Affiliation must be provided  
Author Participation (Consideration in the ASTI Book by Springer)
Regular Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 14 Jul 2022
Late Payment 300 € 350 € 350 € 20 Aug 2022
Author Participation (Consideration in the IEREK Press Journal)
Regular Payment 100 € 150 € 150 € 14 Jul 2022
Late Payment 200 € 250 € 250 € 20 Aug 2022
Co-author/ Audience
Regular Payment 50 € 50 € 50 € 14 Jul 2022
  • Authors who cannot attend the conference in person can:
    • Virtually present their work (Table B) above.
    • Record their presentations by providing a voice-over PowerPoint and send it to [email protected]
    • Nominate one of their co-authors, or a single external individual, to present on their behalf.

C. Extra Fees

*Authors may request that their kits be delivered, for an additional fee decided by the courier, and upon request. Alternatively, authors located in Egypt can pick them up from Cairo/ Alexandria office.
Additional Conference Kit (Excluding Delivery) *Contact us for a quotation on shipping fees.    100 €

Payment Terms and Guidelines:

  • Authors who have registered and completed payment for virtual attendance CAN request a change to physical attendance. However, a change from physical to virtual is NOT possible.
  • After online registration and payment, the registration fee cannot be reimbursed.
  • Final Acceptance/ rejection of your full/ extended paper can only be given after the peer review process.­­
  • Inclusion in the conference program, acceptance letters issuance and consideration for publication must be preceded by registration and payment completion.
  • Payment of the registration fee can be made via the following methods (only after online registration):
    • Bank transfer
    • Online payment gateway
    • Cash in IEREK branches
  • Contact our Financial Department for inquiries/ requests.
Important Dates
Title Date
Abstract Submissions Deadline 17 Jul 2022
Last Notification for Abstract Acceptance 25 Jul 2022
Full Paper Submission Deadline 15 Aug 2022
Last Notification for Full-Paper Acceptance 23 Sep 2022
Early Payment Deadline 24 Aug 2022
Regular Payment Deadline 23 Sep 2022
Late Payment Deadline 23 Oct 2022
Letter of Visa (for delegates who need visa entry) 23 Sep 2022
Letter of Final Acceptance 23 Sep 2022
Conference Program 23 Oct 2022
Conference Launch 22 Nov 2022
Benefits Of Attending

Attending conferences is very beneficial, especially, on the professional level; conferences are full of people promoting new ideas which will expand your knowledge and undoubtedly help your career.

  • Open Discussions:We bring together leading academic scientists to exchange and share their experiences and research results in all fields. Furthermore, you get to converse with other researchers from different universities and countries. You learn from experts in the field. It is a great opportunity to find more about your field and listen to ideas that could help inspire research ideas of your own.

  • Internationally Accredited Certificate:The participants are granted internationally recognized certificates which will be added to their certificates of experience or could be presented to the official authorities concerned.

  • Publication: The conference proceedings will be published by one of IEREK Press' Journals, either in "Resourceedings" or "ARChive". High-quality manuscripts, based on scientific committee evaluation, will get the chance to be published either in Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Development (ESSD) by IEREK Press or as a book chapter in the ASTI book series by "Springer".

  • Research Technologies:Conferences also can expand your resources by providing a great opportunity to promote gathered information on new technologies related to your research. Moreover, they let you test them out, share teaching tools and techniques, or even obtain samples of textbooks.

  • Networking:Conferences help in networking which often increases your chances of collaboration in future projects. As you can engage with respectable professors and discuss with them the very latest research projects they could be working on.

  • Academic Reputation:Attending many conferences will make you a known figure in academic circles, not to mention the benefits for your C.V as it will show that you are an active member of the academic community.

  • Conference Proceedings Material:Delegates will have the choice of receiving the conference proceedings as either a hardcover book or in digital format on a CD. The CD will additionally contain proceedings from previous conferences in this series.

Moreover, all conference papers are archived online in the E-Library of IEREK‘s website where they are immediately and permanently available to the international scientific community.

Visa Application

- For participants who need Entry Visas to the country where the conference will be held, IEREK will issue the corresponding invitation letter for accepted applicants to facilitate visa issuance.

- Please notice that we will endeavor to assist you in obtaining a visa but the responsibility is yours and the decision rests solely with the appropriate Embassy.

Invitation Letter Issuance Process

1- In case the participant is an author who has submitted a research paper to the conference, it must get accepted by the Scientific Committee

2- Required participation fees must be paid

3- The participant should send the following information to the conference's official email:

* A clear copy of passport

* Passport number

* Full name as written in your passport.

* Date of Issuing and Expiration

* Date of Birth

* Email address of the nearest Embassy/Consulate to you

* Mobile Number including country code

4- Conference coordinator will issue the needful invitation letter and send a copy to the participant's email, in addition to another one to the corresponding email address of embassy/consulate

5- The participant should print out the invitation letter along with all other required documents by the embassy/consulate and apply for VISA

Your Trip To Maia, Portugal!

To the north of Porto’s Metropolitan Area, Maia is a prosperous city, close to the airport and you’re also a few minutes from the coast for wide open Atlantic beaches.

For heritage there are medieval and Baroque churches, and graceful old estates for 18th-century nobility. Plus, Porto is never far away and has grand avenues and labyrinthine old districts to navigate, as well as more museums and monuments than you can pack into a single day.

Let’s explore the best things to do in Maia:

  1. Museum of History and Ethnology

The Historical and Ethnographical Museum of Maia is located in Castelo da Maia close to the Santo Ovideo Park and Hill, in a building that was used as the Town Hall until 1902 and whose origin probably dates back to the 18th century.

  1. “Leça do Balio” Monastery 

Located next to the Via Norte, this monastery is a fine example of gothic architecture. The building was erected during the middle of the 14th Century by warrior monks from the Ordem do Hospital (Holy Order of the Hospital), and it is still possible to see the influence of military architecture in this religious building. The monastery no longer exists, but we can still admire this imposing church with its gothic towers. Also worth noting is the front, built in the 16th Century. King Fernando married his queen, D.Leonor Teles in this church.

  1. ‪Zoo da Maia

The Maya Zoo is what attracts most viewers to the city. Family-friendly zoo with reptile house, sea lion show & small farm plus playground & restaurant.

Although there are mammals as diverse as tigers, brown bears, zebras, orbs, and popes, the zoo is known for its cold-blooded animals: there are more species of reptiles here than at any other attraction in the country. You will discover all kinds of turtles, tortoises, iguanas, epic, and snakes. Another famous inhabitant is the sea lion, who performs a show three times a day. There are also Eurasian eagle owls.

  1. Quinta dos Cónegos

It is located in the Maia, one of the finest palaces in the entire Porto region. Quinta dos Cónegos dates back to the 1700s and is wrapped in gardens that are worth a visit alone. The most striking part of the property is the double corridors, with a beautiful loggia on the first floor, flanked by granite balustrades. Inside there is a chapel gleaming with goldwork, and living spaces rich in paintings, sculpture, and furniture.


Hotel Premium Porto Maia

8 min (5.6 km) from University of Maia, Portugal.

AddressR. Simão Bolívar 375, 4470-214 Maia, Portugal

Phone+351 22 943 5650

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Hotel 3K Porto Aeroporto

11 min (6.6 km) from University of Maia, Portugal.

AddressR. Casimiro Albano Monteiro, 4470-428 Maia, Portugal

Phone+351 22 014 9750

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Park Hotel Porto Aeroporto

12 min (6.1 km) from University of Maia, Portugal.

AddressAv. do Aeroporto 241, 4470-558 Maia, Portugal

Phone+351 22 940 1300

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OPO Hotel

13 min (7.2 km) from University of Maia, Portugal.

AddressR. de Hotel De Pedras Rubras 99, 4470-573 Moreira, Portugal

Phone+351 22 073 2400

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Travel Information


Porto Airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport)

11 min (6.2 km) from University of Maia, Portugal.

Address: 4470-558 Vila Nova da Telha, Portugal

Phone+351 22 943 2400


Elevation: 69 m

Maia Airport

20 min (11.6 km) from University of Maia, Portugal.

Address: R. Vilar de Luz 1700 4425, Folgosa, Portugal

Phone+351 22 969 1759

Code: LPVL


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Refund Policy

 A.Physical Attendance

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following plan:

Cancellation Policy

Up to 60 days before the event

Up to 50 days before the event

Up to 40 days before the event

39 days before the event







A refund is not possible if

-An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

-The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

-All matters have been finalized (accommodation/travel expenses paid for)

Visa Rejection Cases

Reason and proof of rejection must be submitted. If the reason for rejection is due to an error on our part, the participant will be refunded their full fee with a deduction of a 20% administration fee.

Documents to be issued by IEREK to acquire a visa are as follows:

*Final Acceptance Letter (Authors only)

*Visa Invitation Letter

*Invoice/proof of payment

We encourage all authors and attendees to ensure their having acquired all documents (those applicable) mentioned.

If the reason for rejection is not related to any of the aforementioned and is an error on the participant’s part, the following will apply:

*Authors: may choose to let their co-author present his/her research on his/her behalf free of charge. If the author does not have a co-author, a member of the scientific committee shall present on the author’s behalf.

*Audience members/Registrants: will only be allowed to attend another similar event of their choosing that is organized by IEREK free of charge.

 B.Online Attendance

Delegates in any event who cancel their registration due to special circumstances will receive refunds according to the following:

Cancellation Policy

Up to 60 days before the event

59 days before the event




A refund is not possible if

- An acceptance letter has been issued (Authors only)

- The proceedings of the event have been published (Authors only)

- A submitted manuscript is rejected by the editorial board after going through peer review.