In 2020 Fátima hosted the 8th edition of the International Workshop on Religious Tourism. This event, hosted by ACISO the Fátima-Ourém busiess association in cooperation with Ourém municipality, the Shrine and supported by Portugal tourism, the Center of Portugal tourism board and further supportes, developed in to the number one business event in Europe concerning religious tourism.
The yearly workshops started with a conference at the John Paul VI Pastoral Center with speeches and presentations on up to date topics in religious tourism.
The afternoon of the 5th of March, as well as the 6th of March were reserved for one-to-one meetings between suppliers and hosted buyers. More than 130 hosted buyers from all over the world were present and more than 60 exhibitors tables.
The Shrines of Europe were present with a promotional table and also took the chance as suppliers to establish important contacts with tour operators and incoming agencies.
A special thanks goes to the IWRT organisational team for the huge hospitality and the professional organisation of the event.