Welcome from the Conference Chairs

Dear Delegates,

We are delighted to welcome you to the exciting city of Budapest and to Budapest Metropolitan University. Thank you for choosing to attend this Conference. This is the 34th Annual EuroCHRIE Conference and we are proud to host it here.

We have more than 230 delegates from over 30 countries at this year’s event and we hope that you will enjoy all of the networking opportunities that this event provides. In addition, we have a very interesting academic programme based on the theme of ’Wellbeing’. This includes six Keynote Speakers, around 120 paper and poster presentations, as well as several professional and academic development workshops. Thank you to all of you who are presenting a paper or a poster or running a workshop, as your work contributes enormously to the richness of the programme.

The Conference theme of Wellbeing was chosen for a number of reasons. Budapest is famous for being the ’City of Spas’ and the thermal spa experience is considered to be extremely important in this region both for health and leisure reasons. Wellbeing and wellness have become a major focus of the hospitality and tourism industries in recent years and wellbeing is one of the most searched-for terms in academic literature. Some of our debates during the Conference will help to move this field forward, both in academic and practical terms.

We do hope you enjoy the event but also the lovely city. We have planned a number of interesting social programmes for you which aim to maximise your wellbeing during your stay, including a few small surprises!

We wish you an enjoyable and productive conference.