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TTRAEurope19 @Bournemouth, Tourism in the era of connectivity

April 8, 2019 - April 10, 2019

TTRAEurope2019 Travel and Tourism Research Association, Europe Chapter:

Tourism in the era of connectivity
8-10 April 2019,

Bournemouth University
Department of Tourism and Hospitality


The Travel and Tourism Research Association’s 2019 European Chapter Conference will be hosted by Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality in Bournemouth Monday 8th to Wednesday 10th April 2019. This is a three-day conference that will include a doctoral colloquium day and industry best practice thread. The theme of the conference is Tourism in the era of connectivity and will cover a broad range of themes to ensure that we are inclusive of the widest range of tourism research.

People to people connectivity is an essential aspect of tourism; bringing people from all aspects of life together to meet, share moments and explore cultures, resources and experiences. Connectivity brings us together through shared routes, accessibility, communication, and experiences in different environments and destinations. Increasingly, global society is becoming more connected, facilitating opportunities for exchange and interaction, bringing both opportunities and challenges. Tourism is changing dramatically in the era of connectivity. Advanced technology enables users to amalgamate information and big data from various sources on their mobile devices, personalise their profile through applications and social networks, as well as interact dynamically with their surroundings and context. Tourism professionals increasingly use technologies and networking to bring different stakeholders together to co-create value for all. The conference will connect the different concepts of connectivity, personalisation, tourism development and marketing towards co-creation of the tourism experience. It will explore how these experiences can support the co-creation of value for all stakeholders and address a range of components of connectivity. Examples of the conference themes include but not limited to:


Coastal Tourism Anya Chapman and Samantha Richardson
Tourism Marketing Nigel William and Bruce Braham
Economics and Planning Adam Blake and Adele Ladkin
Culture and Heritage Duncan Light and Sean Bear
Hospitality Innovations Lia Marinakou and Charalampos (Babis) Giousmpasoglou
Digital tourism Philip Alford and Daisy Fan
Sustainability and Wildlife Susanna Curtin and Viachaslau Filimonau
Gender Accessibility and Inclusion Lorraine Brown, Paola Vizcaino, Jayne Caudwell
Tourism Management Svetla Stoyanova-Bozhkova and Dimitrios Buhalis
Tourism and Philosophy Philipp Wassler and Tim Gale
Special Interest and Niche Tourism Michael O’ Regan and Philipp Wassler
Spiritual, Religious and Pilgrimage Tourism Jaeyeon Choe and Hanaa Osman
Events and Leisure Mary Beth Gouthro and Miguel Moital
Experience and co-creation Elvira Bolat and Dimitrios Buhalis
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Mike Peters and Philip Alford


Research papers and Case studies
Papers 5000 words or 1000 word extended abstract
Doctoral Research papers
Papers 5000 words or 1000 word extended abstract
Applied (industry and sector) papers
1000 words extended abstract
Student papers (including master theses)
1000 words extended abstract


Tourism Review


FEES  8-10 April 2019 TTRAEurope  Bournemouth University

Delegates Price £
Early Bird

Before Friday 1st March 2019

Full TTRA/ATHE/GTMC/ Members 320
Non TTRA/ATHE/GTMC/ Members 420
Students (includes free TTRA membership) 190
Full registration

After Friday 1st March 2019

Full TTRA/ATHE/GTMC/ Members 420
Non TTRA/ATHE/GTMC/ Members 490
Students (includes free TTRA membership) 290
Day Ticket 190



Deadline for submission: 5th January 2019

Notification for acceptance: 5th February 2019

Final submission: 1st March 2019

Conference Days 8-10 April 2019 TTRAEurope @ Bournemouth University




Associate Professor Luisa Andreu Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economics, University of Valencia, Spain.

Luisa Andreu is Associate Professor of Marketing at the Department of Marketing, Faculty of Economics, University of Valencia, Spain.Luisa has a PhD in Economics and Business Administration from the University of Valencia (Spain), and a Master of Science in Tourism Management and Marketing from Bournemouth University (UK). She is a Member of American Marketing Science (AMS), European Academy of Marketing (EMAC), and the Spanish Association of Scientific Experts in Tourism (AECIT). She has participated in conferences organized by the Academy of Marketing Science (AMS), and co-chaired the Tourism Marketing track of the European Marketing Conference 2018 (EMAC), Tourism: State of the Art II and EuroCHRIE, among others. Luisa has also been engaged with the Advances in Tourism Marketing Conferences (ATMC). She serves as associate editor for the Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Research and Journal of Destination Marketing & Management. Luisa is a visiting scholar at University of Cambridge (UK) and Penn State University (US). Her research interests include the analysis of destination marketing, tourist behaviour, service marketing, corporate social responsibility and digital marketing.


Professor Alan Fyall, University of Central Florida, USA and coEditor of Elsevier’s Journal of Destination Marketing & Management

Professor Alan Fyall is Orange County Endowed Professor of Tourism Marketing and Graduate Programs’ Director at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, and is a member of UCF’s National Center for Integrated Coastal Research. He has published widely in the areas of tourism and destination marketing and management including 22 books. Dr. Fyall is a former Member of the Bournemouth Tourism Management Board (DMO) and Board of Solent Synergy Limited in Southern England, and has conducted numerous consulting and applied research projects for clients in the UK, European Union, Africa, the Caribbean, USA, Central and South America, and South East Asia. Alan currently teaches International Tourism Management and Destination Marketing & Management and to date has examined 27 PhDs. He is coEditor of Elsevier’s Journal of Destination Marketing & Management. His current research interests relate to smart and sustainable tourism and destination resilience in Florida, the Caribbean and South East Asia.


Professor Scott McCabe Nottingham University and co-Editor of Annals of Tourism Research.

Professor Scott McCabe is Professor of Marketing and Tourism at Nottingham University and co-Editor of Annals of Tourism Research. Scott has held lecturing posts for 20 years and his main teaching roles are in tourist consumer behaviour, tourist experience, tourism marketing management and qualitative research methodologies. Prior to joining Higher Education Scott worked in the tourism and hospitality industry first in the Peak District National Park and then during his travels in Australia and South East Asia. Scott’s research interests include tourist experience and behaviour, non-participation and social equity issues in tourism often called ‘Social Tourism’, socio-linguistics and communication in tourism and ethnographic and qualitative research methodologies. He is the author of a number of journal articles and book chapters on these subjects. He has written a textbook: “Marketing Communications in Tourism and hospitality: Concepts, Strategies and Cases”; co-edited “Social Tourism in Europe: Theory and Practice; and in 2014 he edited the “Routledge Handbook of Tourism Marketing”. His main research interests include tourist consumer behaviour; tourist experience and consumption; non-participation, social equity and social exclusion in tourism; tourism marketing communications and representation in tourism promotion; qualitative sociological/ethnographic research methods in tourism.


Professor Tanja Mihalič University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Professor Tanja Mihalič is Professor at the Department of Economics and Head of Tourism Institute and Erasmus Mundus European Master in Tourism Management program at the Faculty of Economics the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. Prof Mihalič is also the Vice dean for student affairs at the Faculty of Economics. Professor Mihalič is a member of the UNWTO World Committee on Tourism Ethics and a board member of the International Association of Tourism Economics. She is a co-editor or active member of editorial boards of many academic journals. She is also an expert evaluator for the European Commission. Her research interests include tourism economics and management, environmental economics, sustainability and educational and tourism industry values. She has experience in developing tourism educational and research programs and as adviser in sustainable and responsible tourism to national governments and EU and global bodies.



Professor Mike Peters, Department of Strategic Management, Marketing and Tourism, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Mike was born in Germany, completed his apprenticeship as a restaurant specialist and worked for several years in the hotel industry. He worked in small businesses in Bavaria where he learned the benefits but also problems that typical small businesses face. Mike studied Business Administration at the University of Regensburg Germany and the University of Innsbruck Austria and specialized in tourism and service economy. He completed his doctorate in 2001 and habilitated at the University of Innsbruck. In 2006 he was Research Fellow at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby (BC, Canada), in 2009, he was invited as Associate Visiting Professor at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (China). Mike has been president of the ICRET (International Center for Research and Education in Tourism) since 2009 and since 2018 he is the chapter president of the TTRA Europe (Travel and Tourism Research Association). Mike is the speaker of the Research Centre Tourism & Leisure at the University of Innsbruck, an initiative which serves as an interdisciplinary research platform for tourism research in Austria. Mike’s research focus is on researching the heterogeneity of family businesses and small businesses. He investigates factors influencing entrepreneurial behavior and tourism and hospitality firm’s success.


CONFERENCE VENUE : Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality   Faculty of Management, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus, Dorset, BH12 5BB

PARKING There is limited parking on campusBUSES There are several regular buses from the town centre to the campus.

Free Complementary Vouchers will be provided for the duration of the conference.

One U5 bus will leave every day at 08:25 from Cumberland Hotel for Talbot campus.

(to be confirmed)

AIRPORTS Recommended are Bournemouth BOH, Southampton SOU, Heathrow LHR, Gatwick LGW – National Express busses are running from most airport to Bournemouth.

TAXI TRANSFER   Darren Harvey at Tel: +44 1202 375570 can give you BU preferential rates for airport transfer LHR £100 (for up to 4 seat) £115 (8 seats) / LGW 114  (4 seats) £140 (8 seats) / LTN £125 (4seats) £145 (8 seats) / STN £175 (4 seats) £185 (8 seats) /


Bournemouth has sufficient accommodation in all styles, tastes and budgets.

We have negotiated special rates at the OCEANA HOTELS, HALLMARK HOTELS and MIRAMAR Hotel See online information.

These hotels are on the sea front and clustered together to facilitate movement and social events.  There are very close to the Lansdowne Campus from where delegates can take a bus for the Talbot Campus. U5 bus will leaving at 08:25 daily to serve these hotels.

SOCIAL GET TOGETHER – to be confirmed

Sunday 7 April 2019            Informal get together – The Overcliff, Suncliff Hotel, 29 East Overcliff Drive, BH1 3AG Tel 01202 291 711 (at delegates’ expense)

Monday 8 April 2019          TTRASalsaWelcomeReception – Revolution 163-167 Old Christchurch Rd, BH1 1JU Tel: +44 1202 232132 (included in fee)

Tuesday 9 April 2019          TTRAParty and Cocktails Koh Thai Lounge Bournemouth 38-40 Poole Hill, Bournemouth BH2 5PS (included in fee)

Wednesday 10 April 2019 TTRAFarewell informal get together – The Real Greek Bournemouth BH2 Exeter Crescent, Bournemouth BH2 5DD (at delegates’ expense)

Сonference Host: Prof Dimitrios
Chairs of Scientific Committee and Organisation
Dr Tim Gale tgale@
Dr Philipp Wassler pwassler@
Prof Adele Ladkin aladkin@
Dr Daisy Fan dfan@


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