IC-AIRES 2019's venue is Taghit which is a small village in Béchar Province, in western Algeria. Taghit is an oasis watered by the underground Oued Zousfana, which runs along beside the dunes of the Grand Erg Occidental.
According to the 2008 census its population is 6,317, up from 6,047 in 1998, with an annual growth rate of 0.4%.
Taghit has a hot desert climate, with extremely hot summers and cool winters, and very little precipitation throughout the year.
Agriculture is an important industry in Taghit. The commune has a total of 2,280 hectares (5,600 acres) of arable land, of which 1,432 hectares (3,540 acres) is irrigated. There are a total of 137,450 date palms planted in the commune. As of 2009 there were 3,330 sheep, 2,995 goats, 2,481 camels, and 62 cattle. There were also 24,000 chickens in 2 buildings.
Tourism is also significant in Taghit due to many Neolithic rock engravings in the area. Other attractions include sand dunes, palm groves, the old ksar and the zawiya. There is one hotel in Taghit, "Hotel Saoura".
IC-AIRES 2019's events will be held in "Hotel Saoura" in Taghit which is part of the hotel chain El-Djazair. For more details please visit this link: https://www.chaineeldjazair.com/saoura/hotel-saoura/
"Hotel Saoura" is a tourist complex designed by the Italian engineer Puchita and constructed by the Algero-Italian company "Set Sud" in 1969.
The hotel can host conferences with more than 200 participants in two meeting rooms. It was managed by the Tourism Management Organization of the West (EGTO) and recently it joined EL-Djazair Hotels Chain.