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. 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 »

EPSRC Balance Network Event: “Going off the Grid” Can employees really switch off during travel?

EPSRC Balance Network Event: Digital Work Life Balance: “Going off the Grid” Can employees really switch off during travel?   9th March 2016, DepTH, Bournemouth University                     Do we ever switch off our phones? Are we constantly checking emails while we are on holiday? Do we… Read more »

New book : Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development : Performance, Strategies, and Sustainability

  Edited by Marcello M. Mariani, Wojciech Czakon, Dimitrios Buhalis, Ourania Vitouladiti ISBN 9781137401854 Publication Date December 2015 Companies and destinations in the tourism sector are confronted with increasing managerial challenges and have to deal with a competitive, turbulent, and fast-changing environment. The understanding that both tourism companies and destinations endowed with the best assets (natural and cultural)… Read more »

Gamification in Tourism book

How to design memorable experiences in tourism by linking Gamification to Experience Design is the focus of the new Gamification in Tourism book. For combining these concepts, Paul Bulencea and Roman Egger conceptualized the Memorable Experience Design (MED) framework drawing on a wide body of literature from design thinking, motivation theories, game design and positive… Read more »

Hotel and Catering Show 2015

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis eTourism Lab at Hotel and Catering Show

Hotel & Catering Show 2015 is the leading hospitality and food service event in the South and South West The Hotel & Catering show in Bournemouth took place on March 17th and 18th 2015 at Bournemouth International Centre (B.I.C.). There were many exhibitors showcasing their own pastries, desserts, cheese, hams and meat delicacies, organic vegetables,… Read more »

New Publications: Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems

Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis has co-authored two new books on Tourism Planning Costa, C., Panyik, E., Buhalis, D., 2013 European Tourism Planning and Organisation Systems: The EU Member States, Channel View Publications, Bristol   This book provides a systematic, country-by-country analysis of tourism policy, planning and organisation in the EU. Its main objective is to explore 21st… Read more »

ESRC Festival of Social Science 2013. Social Media: ‘Make or Break Your Reputation’

  On Friday November 8th, 2013, as part of ESRC Festival of Social Science 2013, Bournemouth University eTourismLab will host an interactive seminar titled Social Media: “Make or Break Your Reputation”. By inviting students and professionals from tourism, hospitality, marketing and technology field, this event will promote social science by exploring how using a social science… Read more »

New project: The Gamification of Tourism – A Future Trend

Project Description: Gamification uses gaming mechanism in a non-traditional gaming context. Its potential impact to generate brand awareness and encourage consumer engagement makes it popular in many businesses including tourism. According to WTM Report (2011), gamification is a major trend for the coming years in tourism. It represents a new industry frontier which this project… Read more »

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=" 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… Read more »