6th Sense Transport (6ST) investigates the feasibility of a social, spatial and temporal synthesis offered through locative media interventions, which situates users in a networked moment to make visible those transport sharing opportunities which have the capacity to reduce the number of fossil fuelled trips and associated carbon emissions while simultaneously influencing health-related quality of life measures.
Our research vision is to understand the extent to which behavioural change in transport habits and practices can be facilitated through the creation of a new form of ‘transport network’, based on extending social networking principles to transport users and their individual vehicles. Underpinned by relevant models and theories about behaviour change and assisted by technology, we will develop and encourage acceptance of an innovative, open, extensible technical platform called 6ST, providing users with new ways of understanding the relationships between their own future transport plans and those of others. Experiments will be undertaken in tourism, logistics and education domains. Dr Janet Dickinson is leading the tourism case.Read More
World Travel Market – FREE conference on Monday 7th November on eTourism Chaired by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis of Bournemouth University
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Stephen has previously worked at London Metropolitan University, where he worked as a Senior Professor in Sustainable Tourism Management.
As well as working for London Metropolitan University Stephen has also worked for University of Stirling as Professor of Tourism Management and for Massey University in New Zealand as the director of the Centre for Tourism Research.
Key teaching areas include Urban Tourism Management and Sustainable Tourism. Stephen is also interested in areas of research such as transport and tourism, sustainability, crisis management and scenario planning in tourism, event and tourism management.
Stephen has written and co-authored a total of 33 books on Leisure and Tourism since 1994 and has been ranked as one of the top Tourism academics in the UK based on publications in the top three Tourism journals for the 5 year period 2003-2008.
Consultancy experience is another string to Stephens bow, as he has worked as an associate on Team Tourism for Edinburgh and advised National Tourism Organisations such as VisitScotland, Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise for the Scottish Government.
Stephen also holds an Honorary PHD from the University of West London for tourism research and education. And is also on the editorial board of the Tourism Review International, Journal of Tourism History and Reviewer for all main Tourism Journals to name a few.Read More
Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre (BUDMC) provides world class training and technical assistance in disaster management to help reduce risks, build resilience and ensure rapid and sustainable recovery when disaster strikes.
The BUDMC operates globally providing services to government ministries, industry, international agencies, emergency services, the military and non-governmental organisations.
Bournemouth University’s International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR) and BUDMC have been selected to undertake vital research into global disaster management for the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). This firmly places BUDMC at the centre stage of disaster management within the field of tourism.
Disaster Management is rapidly becoming a central feature of the 21st Century world in which we live and BUDMC has global experience in the field of delivering disaster management training and developing disaster management strategies. This expertise is combined with the international experience and reputation of ICTHR in the realm of tourism impacts and planning to place the School of Tourism firmly in the cutting edge.
Bournemouth University Disaster Management Centre offers a range of intensive and highly interactive courses which are designed for the specific needs of tourism professionals and the tourism industry to meet the ever-increasing challenges of Disaster Management. They are delivered through a combination of lectures, practical exercises, discussion sessions and case studies.
All courses focus on the theory and practical applications of Disaster Management planning and cover natural disasters, human made disasters and complex emergencies. They provide a timely opportunity for tourism professionals to develop their understanding and strategies for integrating their organisation’s plans and structures with those of the host country’s government agencies and emergency services.
Watch a short video by Richard Gordon MBE, Director BUDMC on the objectives of these courses.Read More
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis attends the United Nations World Tourism Organisation 2011 19th General Assembly
Number one influential author for articles in Tourism Management (*Google Scholar 2010), or BU’s Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Professor Dimitrios Buhalis participated in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation 2011 19th General Assembly conference in Gyeongju, South Korea.
Global experts gathered to discuss the UN officials debated the role of tourism, culture and sport in meeting global development goals and achieving a more sustainable future.
This saw Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik welcome over 600 participants to the General Assembly to “devise the tourism policies needed to revive the global economy”.
Professor Buhalis attended to represent Bournemouth University and the International Federation for IT and Travel Tourism.
Professor Buhalis said “I was happy to meet many good friends from the World Tourism Organisations and the many Tourism Ministers from around the world,” to discuss such important issues.Read More