BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2011

World Travel Market, ExCeL, London,
Thursday 10th November 2011 – 14.00 to 16.00 Room: North Gallery Rooms 6&7
Seminar Details
Chaired by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

<a href="http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourismBournemouth University tourism experts organise again the BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2011 and engage leading tourism practitioners from around the world on an interactive discussion to examine the future of tourism. The global challenges and opportunities for both tourism destinations and suppliers around the world require innovation in management and operations, calling for a major rethinking of both strategic and tactical Tourism Management. The Tourism Futures Forum will provide an insight into the future dimensions of the tourism industry. It examines major trends in tourism demand and supply and explores the strategic changes that lead to the international tourism industry restructuring. The Forum will be organised by
<a href="http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/icthr/Bournemouth University in partnership with the World Travel Market and the TravelDailyNews are organising this forum to facilitate debate about the key strategic changes and to engage in a discussion about the successful response of the industry. The event will involve two short research-based presentations to stimulate discussion. Chairman Prof Dimitrios Buhalis will encourage all participants to contribute to the debate and discussion.

Invited Presentations

  • Dr Marcio Favila, United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Global Tourism Trends
  • Professor Adele Ladkin Human Resources trends and Tourism
  • Dr Richard Shipway Olympics, Sport Tourism and Legacy

Invited Panelists include

  • Marcio Favila, United Nations World Tourism Organisation
  • Dermot Blastland TUI UK
  • John Kent YouTravel & Aquis UK and Greece
  • Jens Thraenhart DragonTrail.com China
  • El Hamy El Zayat EMECO Egypt
  • Justin Reid VisitBritain UK
  • Daniela Wagner ewaterways UK
  • Dmitry Khrapov tutu.ru Russia
  • Ana Sustelo Just a Drop UK
  • Gerard Brown, UBM Aviation, Routes UK