May 27th 2024

ISCONTOUR 2024 - International Student Conference in Tourism Research at MCI

In addition to exciting paper presentations and keynote speeches, a culinary and social programme awaited the participants.

In cooperation with the MCI and the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, the ISCONTOUR took place for the 11th time this year on 13 and 14 May 2024. As an international student conference, graduates were given a platform to present their research results and exchange knowledge. This year, the submitted papers were divided into the research areas of Innovations in Tourism, Niche Tourism, Tourism Management & Leadership, Destination Management, Digital Marketing, Digital Transformation, Consumer Behaviour, Hospitality Management and Sustainable Tourism Management.

Innovative tourism approaches were also discussed in research methodology workshops as part of the programme. The high-level keynote speakers Astrid Steharnig-Staudinger (GF Österreich Werbung) and Kurt Matzler (University of Innsbruck) provided impressive insights into the topics of "Tourism in Austria and its challenges" and "The high performance mindset - race across America".

The two-day conference attracted participants from over 20 different countries and inspired students & alumni from Europe, Africa and Asia. Next year's conference will take place on 19/20 May 2025 in Krems. You can find more information about the Iscontour at