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Bournemouth University International Conference – The Visitors’ Economy: Strategies and Innovations

Bournemouth University International Conference –

The Visitors’ Economy: Strategies and Innovations

Monday 4th- Wednesday 6th  September 2017 

Please email abstracts to:

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.

Conference topic

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
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Food, nutrition and wellbeing
  • Hospitality management
  • ICT and social media
  • Marketing
  • Policy, planning and development
  • Smart tourism
  • Sports and events
  • Sustainability
  • 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:

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   

Don’t miss the 2017 Bournemouth Air Festival 

Thursday 31st August – Sunday 3rd September Bournemouth Air Show 2017

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