It was an honour for me to have participated in the first conference organised by ESHTE in 2016.
On that occasion, the world leaders in Tourism Law were brought together in a single conference to discuss and participate in the very rich academic days that would aim to conclude on legal issues concerning tourism of great relevance and that subsequently culminated in an excellent book, The New Package Travel Directive.
I hope that the pandemic does not interrupt the organisation of such an important event, as all those that, since 2016, Professor Carlos Torres has organised with such excellence, positioning itself as the best annual event in the field of Tourism Law.
My congratulations to everyone involved, in this hour of remembering and commemorating the fifth anniversary of the first conference.

Julio Facal
University of the Republic of Uruguay