TOURMAN 2019 Conference is proudly hosted and organised by the International Hellenic University (IHU), a public university based at Thessaloniki in Greece. The three central tenets of the IHU’s philosophy are academic excellence, practical relevance and international outlook. The University specialises in offering high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes aimed at international students who are interested in studying in Greece but also at Greek students seeking an international outlook. The language of both instruction and administration for a large number of programmes offered is English. The IHU’s target is to develop as one of Europe’s leading research and academic institutions.

In 2019, IHU absorbed the Alexander Technological Institute of Thessaloniki, becoming the third largest public university in Greece with over 45.000 undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral students. The university consists of 7 Schools and 32 Departments, offering studies and research ranging from Economics and Business to Agriculture, Engineering, Medical Sciences, Social Sciences and Life Sciences.

Department of Organisation Management, Marketing & Tourism

The Department of Organisation Management, Marketing & Tourism is a major academic unit of the International Hellenic University and has over 1600 undergraduate and postgraduate students and provides a fine blend of academic and professional education with a long-established international character and focus, high-quality research and a student-centred learning environment.

Program of Postgraduate Studies in Tourism Management

The Program of Postgraduate Studies in Tourism Management of the International Hellenic University is a leading program offering innovative studies at Master level (with specialisations in Destination Marketing & Management, Hospitality Management, and Special Interest Tourism) as well as Doctoral studies. It is the largest postgraduate program in tourism in Greece with over 1000 postgraduate students and doctoral researchers.

Research Laboratory in Tourism & Services Management “TOURLAB”

TOURLAB is a leading s the policy research and industry development unit of the Department of Organisation Management, Marketing & Tourism, focusing on various interdisciplinary research and consulting topics related to tourism and services. TOURLAB serves as a management and public policy think-tank in Greece and a knowledge provider for tourism, hospitality and services related research.