SITCON 2021 Conference Successfully Held

SITCON 2021 Conference Successfully Held

The International Scientific Conference in the field of Tourism and Hospitality SITCON 2021 was successfully held on Friday, October 8, 2021.

The topic of this year’s conference was Spa & Wellness tourism – Development, Perspectives, and Experiences.

SITCON 2021 conference was organized in an online format, via the Microsoft Teams platform. The conference was officially opened by the Rector of Singidunum University, prof. Goranka Knezević, PhD. The moderator of the conference was prof. Danijel Pavlović, PhD.

As in previous years, the sixth SITCON conference attracted many participants. The conference was attended by more than 100 authors and participants from the country and abroad, including university professors and scientists, tourism experts, industry representatives, but also numerous students who expressed great interest in attending the conference.

The SITCON 2021 conference had two very eminent and recognized experts, who addressed the audience as keynote speakers:

Prof. Melanie Kay Smith, PhD, Metropolitan University, Budapest, Hungary, on the topic:

“Opportunities and Challenges for Visegrad 4 and Balkan Spas”

László Puczkó, PhD, Health Tourism Worldwide, Budapest, Hungary, on the topic:

“Wellbeing Experience Engineering (WX) in Travel”

The keynote speakers and authors were appreciated for their participation by the Rector of Singidunum University, Prof. Goranka Knežević, PhD and the dean of the Faculty of Tourism and Hotel Management, prof. Slobodan Čerović, PhD.

Out of the total number of papers submitted for this year’s conference, 17 papers were accepted for presentation, including two papers by keynote speakers. The conference made a great contribution to raising awareness of the importance of spa and wellness tourism as an important and promising product of a modern tourism destination, but also of opportunities and chances for further development of this type of tourism, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic and post-Covid period.

Individual papers are available on the Singidunum University portal “Singipedia”. The full Conference Proceedings are available at the following link.