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Guest presentation Strategic tourism planning in practice: the case of Porto, Portugal Tuesday, 24 April, 3-4pm, F108  Dr. Carla Pinto Cardoso, Portuguese Catholic University

Guest presentation Strategic tourism planning in practice: the case of Porto, Portugal

Tuesday, 24 April, 3-4pm, F108 

Dr. Carla Pinto Cardoso, Portuguese Catholic University

Porto, the second largest city of Portugal, is increasingly becoming an important European tourism destination. In 2017, after the 9th consecutive year of above-average growth, the city enjoyed its best performance ever in terms of number of international arrivals and tourist spending. Alongside this boom, Porto has won various international awards, such as the award for Top 

European Tourism Destination (2012, 2014, 2017), and was nominated for three categories of the World Travel Awards: Best European Destination; Europe’s Best City Break; and Best Tourist Attraction. In this presentation, the key factors that contributed to the current success of Porto will be examined. In addition, the methodological steps and strategic approaches underpinning the design of Porto’s tourism Plan wwill be reviewed. The presentation will contribute to a better understanding of tourism planning at the regional level, since many of the points raised from Porto’s experience have a more general application to other cities experiencing growth in tourism or seeking to develop this sector.

 

The presentation is divided into 6 sub-topics:

·      Sub topic 1: The Portuguese Tourism governance (national and regional context)

·      Sub topic 2: The vision, strategy and Regional Tourism Directives for the Horizon 2027

·      Sub topic 3: Tourism in Porto and North of Portugal: diagnosis

·      Sub topic 4: The major challenges in the tourism destination to which the Strategic Plan must respond.

·      Sub topic 5: Strategic plan: methodological approach

·      Sub topic 6: Lessons from Porto

Carla Pinto Cardoso holds a PhD in Economics of Tourism from Bournemouth University (UK) and is currently the Head of the Tourism and Heritage Department in the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Portuguese Catholic University (Braga Campus). Since 2015, she is also a senior tourism consultant at Sigma Team Consulting, where she was involved the design of the strategic plan for the Porto Tourism Board. Her research and publications interests include focus on tourism impacts and planning and strategic studies. 

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis presentation on Smart Tourism and Greek Tourism and helping the Hotel Managers Association of Rhodes, Greece

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis presentation on Smart Tourism and Greek Tourism and helping the Hotel Managers Association of Rhodes, Greece to develop their hospitality competitiveness #buhalis #greek #tourism #smart #tourism #technology #smarttourism #tiexountaermakaipsofane #presentation

Dimitrios Buhalis live from Rhodes on Smart Tourism and Quality Tourism

Posted by Dimitrios Buhalis on Saturday, 14 April 2018

 

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis presentation on the Smart Tourism and Greek Tourism and helping the Hotel Managers Association of Rhodes to develop their hospitality competitiveness #buhalis #greek #tourism #smart #tourism #technology

https://www.facebook.com/buhalis/videos/10156122396657527/

Sal Gowili, General Manager at The Ritz Hotel London will be one of the invited speakers at the CHME2018 conference 

Sal Gowili, General Manager at The Ritz Hotel London will be one of the invited speakers at the CHME2018 conference 

With a passion and broad knowledge of the luxury hotel business, Sal joined The Ritz in 2011 as Front of House Manager, before quickly progressing to Rooms Division Manager. He was appointed Hotel Manager in 2013 and General Manager in 2016. In his capacity as General Manager of The Ritz London, Mr Gowili continues to build on the hotel’s 110 years reputation and its legendary service, known as the byword for luxury and elegance, while maintaining its position amongst the great hotels of the world and at the forefront of the London hotel market.

The Ritz enjoys one of London’s best locations overlooking The Royal Green Park. Mr Gowili oversees the hotel’s 136 rooms and suites, The Ritz Restaurant, The Palm Court, The Rivoli Bar and private dining rooms of the adjoining 18th century William Kent House, and manages a team of over 300 colleagues. Under his leadership The Ritz London has achieved outstanding revenue growth, whilst maintaining the very highest levels of guest service. Prior to joining The Ritz, Sal obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering and spent 11 years in various management positions within Red Carnation Hotel Company, with his first management position in the 5* flagship property: The Milestone Hotel, after moving from Hilton Park Lane.

22-25 May 2018 Council for Hospitality Management Education CHME 2018 Conference Bournemouth University http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME

Provisional programme https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/CHME2018Programme.pdf

 

 

12 Journal Editors will join Bournemouth University prestigious CHME2018 conference

12 Journal Editors will join Bournemouth University prestigious CHME2018 conference

27th Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Annual Research Conference –
Innovation in Hospitality: connecting all stakeholders to deliver memorable experiences
22-25 May 2018 Bournemouth University, UK  www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME

Professor Levent Altinay, Editor in Chief, Service Industries Journal, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Professor Clayton Barrows Editor of the International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, University of New Hampshire, USA
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Editor in Chief, Tourism Review, Bournemouth University, UK
Professor Cihan Cobanoglu Editor in Chief Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, University of South Florida, USA
Professor Ulrike Gretzel Associate Editor, Annals of Tourism Research,  University of Southern California, USA
Professor Jay Kandampully, Editor, Journal of Service Management, Ohio State University, USA
Dr Peter Lugosi,  Reviews Editor, Hospitality & Society, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Professor Fevzi Okumus, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA
Professor Hanqin Qiu,Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism, Nankai University, China
Dr Ioannis Pantelidis, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, University of Brighton, UK
Professor Bruce Tracey, Editor-in-Chief, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Cornell University, USA
Professor Perry Hobson, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Vacation Marketing, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

They will hold two workshops during the conference 

Tuesday 22 May 16:00-17:30 Research Publication Retreat Meet the Editor and Publish high impact papers
Friday 25 May 15:30-17:00 Research and Knowledge cocreation, REF2021 and publications

Please contact Dr Hanaa Osman or Professor Dimitrios Buhalis if you are interest in joining CHME2018 or those workshops.

22-25 May 2018 Council for Hospitality Management Education
CHME 2018 Conference Bournemouth University http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME
Provisional programme https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/CHME2018Programme.pdf

Pleased to see BU Alumnus Andrew Foulkes among the six new Master Innholders

BU Alumnus Andrew Foulkes, is the new hotel general manager, Emily Estate and Hadspen House (currently under development) in Somerset.

Until earlier this month, he was general manager at the Abbey hotel, Bath

 

https://www.thecaterer.com/articles/523640/sally-beck-and-andrew-foulkes-among-six-new-master-innholders?utm_source=TheCaterer&utm_campaign=hotels

 

Matt Symonds Regional Managing Director for CH&Co, supports smarter eating app project FoodSMART

Matt Symonds Regional Managing Director for CH&Co, supports smarter eating app project FoodSMART

Matt Symonds (pictured second from  right), an International Hospitality Management alumnus, is Regional Managing Director for CH&Co, which provides the catering at more than 700 locations across the UK and holds a Royal Warrant for catering services to HM Queen.

Matt, who graduated in 2001 and whose career has included managing the catering for venues including Goodwood and Wembley, visited BU to find out more about FoodSMART. This EU-funded project is an industry-academic partnership led by Bournemouth University. The project has developed an app to help caterers share allergen information and customers to make informed food choices. It is targeted at workplace catering, where staff regularly eat prepared meals with little knowledge of their ingredients or nutritional value. The project responds to links made between the rise in ‘eating out’ and rates of obesity.

Matt said: “I am a big fan of technology and exploring how it can be used to improve the way we work. The contract catering industry is extremely competitive, so I am always looking for something that can add value to our clients and differentiate us. I am keen to hear more about FoodSMART and explore how it could be integrated within our business such as ours.

“I am always pleased to engage with BU. There is a real skills shortage in our industry and I want to help develop the next generation of hungry ops managers. I was lucky in having opportunities to grow in my career and I want to do that for others. Working with graduates also brings welcome challenges. They ask questions which prompt us to rethink what we are doing and help us to think differently.”

Professor Heather Hartwell, part of the FoodSMART project team, said: “It is excellent to work with Matt, who brings the perspective of an industry insider to the project. The relationship with CH&Co reflects the university’s strengths in co-creation, by involving a Level 6 consultancy project and a final year dissertation. Both have really added to the research.”

Scholarships for Masters degrees in Tourism and Hospitality at Bournemouth University 

Take advantage of the Scholarships for Masters degrees in Tourism and Hospitality at Bournemouth University https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/study/postgraduate/fees-funding/scholarships-bursaries

We offer the following taught postgraduate degrees:

Executive Dean’s Scholarship – Faculty of Management (Department of Tourism and Hospitality)

Key information

Entry For courses starting in September 2017 and January 2018
Eligibility
  • Any applicant for a full-time Tourism and Hospitality Master’s degree who qualifies as ‘overseas’ for fee purposes
  • Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas are not eligible for this award
  • You can’t receive this scholarship if you have been awarded any other BU scholarship
Value 50% tuition fee reduction
Number available Five
Need to fill in an application Yes
Application deadline 31 May for September entry and 18 November for January 2017 entry

This scholarship is available to any UK or EU applicant for a full-time taught Master’s degree in a Tourism and Hospitality subject from the Faculty of Management, excluding Postgraduate Diplomas, who can demonstrate an outstanding academic profile relating to their course.

You will need to have a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (2i) and must fill in an application further highlighting your academic achievements and explaining why you should be considered for this scholarship.

If you’re successful, you’ll be notified within one month of the closing date for applications.

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Faculty of Management Executive Dean’s Scholarship (International)

Key information

Entry For courses starting in September 2018 and January 2019. Scholarships cannot be deferred.
Eligibility
  • Any international applicant for a full-time taught postgraduate course with the Faculty of Management
  • You must have achieved a minimum of a UK upper second-class Honours (2i) degree (or overseas equivalent) that is relevant to your postgraduate study.
Exclusions
  • Applicants for Postgraduate Diplomas are not eligible for this award
  • You cannot be in receipt of any other BU scholarships.
Value 50% tuition fee reduction
Number available Fifteen
Need to fill in an application Yes – your application should include an excellent personal profile as part of your personal statement
Application deadlines  31 May 2018 if your course starts in September 2018 and 18 November 2018 if you course starts in January 2019. Applications for January 2018 have now closed.

This scholarship offers a 50% reduction in tuition fees for students applying for a full-time Master’s degree within the Faculty of Management.

Our International Admissions Team can help if you need any clarification about whether your qualification is applicable.

BU Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship – Most promising postgraduate (Master’s) applicant

Key information

Entry For courses starting September 2016 – applications are now closed
Eligibility
  • Any UK or EU student who has completed an undergraduate degree at BU and who is applying for postgraduate study at BU
  • You must achieve the academic entry requirements for your chosen course
  • You cannot be in receipt of any other BU scholarship
Value Tuition fee waiver for your course
Number available One
Need to fill in an application Yes
Application deadline 31 July 2016

The BU Vice-Chancellor’s Scholarship for the most-promising postgraduate (Master’s) applicant will be awarded to a UK or EU student who has already completed an undergraduate degree with us.

As well as assessing your academic achievements, the awarding committee will also consider the personal statement you submit with your application. This needs to demonstrate that you are an outstanding applicant for a BU postgraduate course.

If you are successful, you will be notified within one month of the closing date for applications. Your scholarship can’t be formally approved until you hold an unconditional firm (UF) offer with BU.

If you would prefer to complete a paper application form, please contact us.

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Dr Tim Gale will talk at the Visit Isle of Wight’s annual tourism conference about the closing the performance gap between coastal tourism and the visitor economy nationally.

Visit Isle of Wight’s annual tourism conference is set to welcome a host of speakers from the industry next Tuesday (13th March). Dr Tim Gale will talk about the closing the performance gap between coastal tourism and the visitor economy nationally.

Bembridge Coast Hotel will host the event and attendees will have them opportunity to hear from speakers on a range of topics from accessibility for less abled visitors, to dark sky tourism. The conference is the sixth of it’s kind and is just part of the work that Visit Isle of Wight carries out to increase the level of tourism on the Island, bringing a global picture of the industry directly to businesses that are part of the Wight BID levy.

Patricia Yates, Strategic and Communications Director of Visit Britain, will lead the conference with a speech on tourism growth and how the Isle of Wight could increase the visitor economy here. Conference sponsors Quality In Tourism will discuss their new assessment scheme and the NFU Mutual will lead a presentation on attracting and retaining staff in the tourism industry. The conference rounds off with the talk from Dr Tim Gale, a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University, who will deliver his views on the closing the performance gap between coastal tourism and the visitor economy nationally. Visit Isle of Wight’s new MD, Will Myles, will make the closing remarks.

There will be plenty of opportunity for guests to network and Visit Isle of Wight has invited a selection of businesses to bring exhibitions demonstrating the latest updates in their line of work.

VISIT ISLE OF WIGHT GEARS UP FOR ANNUAL TOURISM CONFERENCE