BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2011 World Travel Market, ExCeL, London, Thursday 10th November 2011 – 14.00 to 16.00

BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2011
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World Travel Market, ExCeL, London, Thursday 10th November 2011
14.00 to 16.00 Room: North Gallery Rooms 6&7

Chaired by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

Bournemouth 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 future of tourism. The global challenges and opportunities for both tourism destinations and suppliers around the world require innovation in management and operations, calling for a major rethinking of both strategic and tactical Tourism Management. The Tourism Futures Forum will provide an insight into the future dimensions of the tourism industry. It examines major trends in tourism demand and supply and explores the strategic changes that lead to the international tourism industry restructuring. The Forum will be organised by

The University of Bournemouth in partnership with the World Travel Market and the TravelDailyNews are organising this forum to facilitate debate about the key strategic changes and to engage in a discussion about the successful response of the industry. The event will involve two short research-based presentations to stimulate discussion. Chairman Prof Dimitrios Buhalis will encourage all participants to contribute to the debate and discussion.


Invited Presentations

Dr Marcio Favila, United Nations World Tourism Organisation, Global Tourism Trends

Professor Adele Ladkin   Human Resources trends and Tourism

Dr Richard Shipway Olympics, Sport Tourism and Legacy


Invited Panelists include :

Marcio Favila, United Nations World Tourism Organisation

Dermot Blastland TUI   UK

John Kent YouTravel & Aquis UK and Greece  

Jens Thraenhart  DragonTrail.com China

El Hamy  El Zayat EMECO   Egypt

Justin Reid VisitBritain    UK

Daniela Wagner ewaterways   UK

Dmitry Khrapov tutu.ru   Russia

Ana Sustelo Just a Drop UK

Gerard Brown, UBM Aviation, Routes UK 

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