Since 2003, every 2-3 years we celebrate this event that brings together providers, administration, research, and other stakeholders that are interested in countryside and rural tourism.

If you are interested in previous editions of the congress, you can access to the websites of

5th Congress in Alpbach (Austria)

The 6th European Congress on Rural Tourism will take place in October 2018 in Lithuania, possibly with a world-wide scope – please already block the date ! If you want to receive information closer to date, please send a short note to programme2018@europeanrtcongress.org

We also have the pleasure to invite you to the Conference «Sustainable Tourism for Rural Development» (16/17th-February-2017) in Bérgamo – Italy. This first-ever event will bring together important stakeholders both from the tourism industry and European rural development. In the context of a new focus about Rural Development based on the Cork 2.0 Declaration, they will discuss how the huge potential of rural territories for leisure and recreation can be unleashed.

Don’t miss this event ! More information at strd2017.org