Professor Dimitrios Buhalis addressed the World Tourism Organization Forum: Facing the Demographic Challenge Through Tourism and Innovation in Segovia, Spain, 26 March 2019.
The meeting was opened by the Prime Minister of Spain, HE Pedro Sánchez Pérez-Castejón, President of the Government of Spain
and Zurab Pololikashvili, Secretary-General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization
Professor Buhalis contributed to the Round Table focused on
Tourism, Sustainability and Territorial Redistribution
Moderator: Cristina Gallach, High Commissioner for Agenda 2030 of the Government of Spain
- Alvaro Carrillo de Albornoz, Director General of Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero
- Damià Serrano, Director of Experience Marketing and Research at the Catalan Tourism Board
- Elena Gil, Global Big Data Director at Telefónica and CEO at Luca
- Violeta Matas González, Responsible for the Tourism Area of the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces
Professor Buhalis in his intervention he explained the need for the creation of digital hubs that will enable innovations in rural areas and minimise the distance from the global centres through technology. Creating innovative products and services through facilitating a bottom up approach to empower entrepreneurship and support sustainable development will enable the repopulation of rural and peripheral areas. Smartness and agility will empower the development of innovative ecosystems that can address different market segments and create resources for all stakeholders.
New article by Angela Smith, Derek Robbins & Janet E. Dickinson 2019,
Defining sustainable transport in rural tourism: experiences from the New Forest
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Volume 27(2), Pages: 258-275 |
Transport policy agendas have long sought to bring about more sustainable transport at tourism destinations. Whilst there are examples of successes, it remains unclear what inroads have been made towards creating a sustainable transport future. Policy directions have evolved over a number of years and in many tourism destination contexts, it is far from clear what a desirable transport future looks like. When translated to implementation, the aims of initiatives can be unclear and baseline measures inconsistent, making success difficult to judge. This paper analyses how sustainable travel has been implemented in practice at a destination level. The focus is rural tourism and data are derived from a specific case, the New Forest National Park, UK, where a wide range of transport initiatives have been implemented since the Park’s designation in 2005. The study adopts a social practice theory perspective. Data are derived from a visitor survey, interviews and observations. It finds there is scope to improve sustainable transport provision at destinations through understanding visitor practices, but limited scope to influence meanings associated with visitor travel and travel skills. Policy meets the needs of some visitors more than others.
Angela Smith is a PhD student with a background in transport planning. Her research uses the experiences in the New Forest National Park to analyse transport practices and relative sustainability.
Derek Robbins is a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University. Trained as a transport planner his research interests include the relationship between transport and tourism, tourism and climate change, sustainable transport policy and the cruise industry.
Janet Dickinson is a professor at Bournemouth University. Her research interests focus on tourism and climate change, the sharing economy, social representations and time.
New Forest National Park Authority.
Bournemouth University awarded the Silver Award for Education and Mentorship at the BH STAR AWARDS last night.
These awards have been designed to feature a varied range of work because of the wide remit of those roles within hospitality, tourism and retail.
Our Tourism Students are on field trip in Malta learning how tourism is experienced at the destination.
Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality Top 10 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Hospitality & Leisure Management.
https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/hospitality-leisure-management #hospitality #tourism #leisure #management #university #QS #ranking
It was a great pleasure and experience to volunteer with my colleagues for the Opportunity 2019 Conference: Revenue Management and the Connected Customer https://www.opportunity2019.co.uk/ in London. The attendees of the one day conference mainly consist of revenue managers as well as CEOs and Founders of start-up companies. The annual conference is one of the well-attended events on revenue management among the revenue management community.
The conference was well organized and very successful. I fully enjoyed the whole conference with so many interesting discussions on several aspects of Revenue Management. The session delivered by Russell Low (Director of Revenue, UK&I, Accor Hotels), Duncan Anderson (CEO, Humanise.AI), Vivek Bhogaraju (Director, Revenue Management Solutions, Expedia Group) and Hampus Ljunggren (Head of Business Development & Partnerships , Travel Appeal) – particularly on Artificial Intelligence and the use of technology to connect customers were very informative. During the conference, the key takeaway was – That the new generation of Revenue Managers need to learn how to unlearn in order to revolutionize how to stand out in the saturated market.
I manage to meet several founders of companies dealing with technology and AI for Revenue Management during the networking sessions. It was an enjoyable and knowledgeable experience and I would like to express my gratitude to Professor Dimitrios and Michelle from Revenue by Design for giving me this opportunity to volunteer and attend the conference. I have definitely benefited very much from this fantastic event.
Join us on the Bournemouth University, GHS, Grange Hotels Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference,
Grange City Hotel London Thursday 7 and Friday 8 February 2019 https://butourismhospitalityfusion2019.eventbrite.co.uk
Chaired by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis and Simon Thomas