Monthly Archives: September 2011

ESRC Research on Sport Tourism and International Sports Events by Dr Richard Shipway

The Sport Tourism Opportunities for Research, Mobility and International Networking Group (STORMING) Initiative awarded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC) to Dr. Richard Shipway offered seventeen travel and conference bursaries for UK-based early career researchers to each attend one of three international networking events. This grant scheme formed part of the ESRC’s ‘International… Read more »

Dr Heather Hartwell on recreation, leisure and wellbeing

There are new and exciting developments within the School of Tourism with ground breaking research identifying the fusion between recreation, leisure and wellbeing. The rationale for co-locating a tourism and public health strategy is based on the recognition that creating a community culture where a tourist destination is seen to enhance and promote physical and… Read more »

“Money is no longer the decision factor, creativity is” – Professor Dimitrios Buhalis on charities using Social Media

The eTourism Lab, ICTHR , in the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University is supporting Just a Drop– a water charity to spread its word through Social Media and the Internet. Professor Dimitrios Buhalis and Georgina Sekadakis a Masters student at Bournemouth University work closely with Fiona Jeffery Chairman of World Travel Market & Just… Read more »

‘Tourism comes of age’ by Professor Alan Fyall

Although a major contributor to life at BU, the study of Tourism is often wrongly maligned as being a niche subject on the periphery of more established areas of study such as Business & Management and Geography. Well, in the UK alone over 100 institutions offer HE courses at undergraduate level including “top tier” universities… Read more »

Sports Consultancy Projects – The FA pass it on!

The consultancy project, run by Sports and Retail within the school, brings in some high level industry partners to work with. In the past the sports students have worked with the RFU, Dorset County Football Association, Goodwood, and of course, RELAYS, as well as many others. Our projects are conducted by teams of Level H… Read more »

BU’s Academy of Performance Coaching helps Barry Light

BU’s Academy of Performance Coaching, based in the School of Tourism, has been providing specialist performance support to a local runner- Barry Light, who plans to run 60 marathons in 60 weeks at the age of 60. Barry’s challenge is due to start December this year and will raise money for Mosaic, Wessex Autistic Society,… Read more »

Social networking offers tourism a fastpass to consumers

As part of Bournemouth University’s (BU) renowned John Kent Institute in Tourism, PhD student Nicolas Gregori, under the supervision of Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, is investigating the impact of real-time enabled social media and technology on the delivery and design of services in tourism and hospitality. See the School of Tourism’s news pages for more information.

Masters student in quest for social media formula

Bournemouth University (BU) student Georgina Sekadakis is working closely with a water charity in an effort to find the best way of using social media to benefit the cause. See the School of Tourism’s news pages for more information.

How winds of change affect global tourism

It may be a slump in the European economic markets, a natural disaster in the Far East, political disharmony in Israel, Facebook in China or an e-coli outbreak in France. In the past year all of the above have hit the world news headlines and the ripple effect has inevitably changed Tourism in the affected… Read more »

Tourism expert on CNBC today!

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is on CNBC Africa at 15:10 (UK time) today discussing eTourism, Africa, Digital Divide and strategies for tourism marketing.