“November 2021 marks the return of the National Hospitality and Tourism Congress, organised by the Hotel Association of Portugal (AHP),” it said, adding that “from 11 to 13 November, in the Algarve, it is time to talk about the future of the sector.”

“We are experiencing very difficult times in the sector, after years of great growth,” says AHP, questioning what “the future holds” and how the sector should prepare to keep up with it.

“What trends, opportunities and challenges will Tourism and Hospitality face? With the reopening of the world and recovery on the horizon, this is the time to rethink Tourism, the destination Portugal and business,” guarantees the entity.

“It is time to get together again in Congress. We therefore invite the entire ‘Hospitality Industry’ and all those who work, interact or accompany the most dynamic sector in Portugal to join the 32nd edition of the National Congress of Hospitality and Tourism.”

AHP also ensures that the event “features renowned national and international speakers and opens opportunities to deepen relations between the Tourism sector, professionals who work in it and other social and economic areas”.

The AHP held its last congress in Viana do Castelo in 2019, and the event was suspended in 2020, returning, “now to the Algarve region, where it had taken place eight years ago,” according to the association.