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New paper: Williams, N., Inversini, A., Ferdinand, N., Buhalis, D., 2017. Destination eWOM: A macro and meso network approach?

Destination eWOM: A macro and meso network approach? Highlights • Destination eWOM network structure remains unchanged despite scale significant growth. • Meso (community) level hubs act as global information senders and receivers. • Hub roles evolve over time. • Discourse within destination eWOM networks can fluctuate from year to year. Abstract The purpose of this… Read more »

New Article: The influences and consequences of being digitally connected and/or disconnected to travellers

Tanti A., and Buhalis, D. 2017, The influences and consequences of being digitally connected and/or disconnected to travellers, Information Technology & Tourism March, p.1-21. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40558-017-0081-8 Abstract Technological progress and tourism have worked in tandem for many years. Connectivity is the vehicle that drove the goal of technologically enhanced tourism experiences forward. This study, through an… Read more »

MOOC in Hospitality and Tourism Technology and Innovation

Contributors: Dan Wang Daniel Fesenmaier Dimitrios Buhalis Rob Law Lis Tussyadiah Phil Xiang Ulrike Gretzel Bing Pan Important dates: Course Start Date: 7 March 2017, 01:00 UTC Verification Upgrade Deadline: 29 March 2017, 23:59 Course End Date: 31 May 2017, 23:59 (Course content will be archived after this date) Certificate Generation Date: Early June 2017… Read more »

New Research Article : Xu, F., Buhalis, D., Weber, J., 2017, Serious games and the gamification of tourism, Tourism Management, Volume 60, June 2017, Pages 244–256

New Research Article : Xu, F., Buhalis, D., Weber, J., 2017, Serious games and the gamification of tourism, Tourism Management, Volume 60, June 2017, Pages 244–256 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2016.11.020   https://goo.gl/eGxQJa Highlights •A systematic review of the concept of gamification. •Identified extrinsic and intrinsic motivational gaming elements that contribute to a meaningful gamification. •Discussed the application of gamification… Read more »

Digital work-life-balance: ‘Going off the grid’

EPSRC Balance Network Digital work-life-balance: ‘Going off the grid’: Can employees really switch off during travel? 9th of March 2016, 12.00-17.00 at Bournemouth University Event lifestream Technologies have had a massive impact on society and transformed how we work, live and experience travel. Social and mobile technologies have particularly enabled people to connect on an… Read more »

Global BUzz Europe: celebrating BU’s engagement with Europe

Event Description: On 17th December 2015, we will be hosting a special event that celebrates the University’s engagement with Europe.  We’ll also be creating a buzz on campus throughout the day with a series of events, talks and traditional festive activities, including food and entertainment. The event will be an opportunity to showcase Bournemouth University’s… Read more »

Dr Barbara Neuhofer contributed to IFITTtalk@Salzburg – Brennpunkt eTourism event

Dr Barbara Neuhofer contributed to IFITTtalk@Salzburg – Brennpunkt eTourism event. The first IFITTtalk@Salzburg took place on the 22nd of October 2015 at Salzburg University of Applied Science as a main academic event within the annual Brennpunk eTourism. More than 350 academics, students and practitioners attended the event.