Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality is pleased to invite you to
the international conference on The Visitors’ Economy: Strategies and Innovations, organised
in collaboration with our global partners. The conference brings together leading academics
and industry researchers to exchange and share their experiences, knowledge and ideas on
all aspects of the visitors’ economy. In addition to our conference scientific sessions,
we would like to invite you to visit Bournemouth. We look forward to welcoming you.
The visitor economy sector includes all activities which contribute to visitors’ experiences.
At the core are the components of the tourism product, such as accommodation, food,
restaurants, transport and attractions. The concept, however, is much broader as the economy
caters for the needs of visitors and not only tourists. It embraces all activities, infrastructure
and services provided to make each visitor’s experience possible. This is a multi-billion-pound
global sector and to create a successful visitor economy, it is necessary to manage each
individual component of the economy efficiently with a focus on the needs of visitors.
This makes the sector a complex one. Being an ultra-competitive sector, businesses involved
are constantly introducing innovations to maintain their comparative advantages.
These strategies and innovations are used to build resilience into destinations and businesses
to improve their international competitiveness. These may be achieved by implementing
innovations leading to cost reduction, improvement in productivity, improvement in the quality
of product and the creation of new products or better delivery systems.
The themes of this conference will include, but are not limited to:
- Coastal tourism
- Creative economy
- Crisis and disaster management
- Economy of tourism and hospitality
- Food, nutrition and wellbeing
- Hospitality management
- ICT and social media
- Policy, planning and development
- Smart tourism
- Sports and events
- Tourism and hospitality education
- Transportation issues
- Work and labour in tourism and hospitality.
Call for papers
Deadline for abstract submission: 26 May 2017
Confirmation of acceptance: 30 June 2017
Last date for early bird registration: 14 July 2017
Deadline for registration: 18 Aug 2017
Please email abstracts to: DepTHconference2017@bournemouth.ac.uk
Bournemouth University Conference venue
Bournemouth is a vibrant seaside town in the south of the UK and boasts seven miles
of award-winning coastline, gardens and parks and a wealth of attractions, activities,
events and festivals. Other areas of interest which are easily accessible from Bournemouth
include the Jurassic Coast – a UNESCO natural heritage site – the New Forest and the
historic towns of Poole, Salisbury and Stonehenge.
Bournemouth University has two campuses and the conference will be held on the main
Talbot Campus which is located to the north of the city centre.
Bournemouth University International Conference –
The Visitors’ Economy: Strategies and Innovations 4-6 September 2017 https://goo.gl/ckcuHU