International Tourism and Hospitality Conference The Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations Bournemouth University 4-6 September 2017

International Tourism and Hospitality Conference The Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations

Bournemouth University 4-6 September 2017 Register on

Conference topics

The visitor economy 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 all visitors, not just tourists. It embraces all activities, infrastructure and services provided to make each visitor’s experience possible. 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. These strategies and innovations are used to build resilience into destinations and businesses to improve their international competitiveness. The themes of this conference will include, but are not limited to:

  • Animals & tourism
  • Coastal tourism Creative economy
  • Crisis & disaster management
  • Destination branding
  • Economics of tourism & hospitality
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Food, nutrition & wellbeing
  • Food & beverages
  • Forecasting Hospitality management ICT for development
  • ICT & social media
  • Marketing Smart tourism Sports tourism
  • Special events Sustainability
  • The visitor economy & peace
  • The visitors economy: strategies & innovations (in Spanish)
  • The visitor economy in the Mediterranean
  • Tourism and hospitality education
  • Tourism experience & co-creation
  • Tourism & poverty alleviation
  • Tourism planning & innovation
  • Transportation issues
  • Work & labour in tourism & hospitality

Please submit email abstracts by 26 May to:

The conference brings together leading academics and industry researchers to exchange and share their experiences, knowledge and ideas on all aspects of the visitor economy.

Keynotes include

Dr Igor Calzada Oxford University UK

Professor Carlos Costa University of Aveiro Portugal

Professor Alan Fyall University of Central Florida USA

Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas Sorbonne University France

Richard Lewis International hospitality executive, Dubai

Dr Sarote Phornprapha Dusit Thani College, Thailand

Professor Mariana Sigala University of South Australia Business School Australia


Abstract submission: 26 May

Acceptance: 30 June 2017

Deadline for registration: 18 Aug

Email abstracts to:

Conference fees

Early Bird Delegate:      £345 (by 14 July)

Early Bird Student: £190 (by 14 July)

Delegate fee :       £475

Student fee:         £240

Deadline to register: 27 August 2017

Social programme

We are committed that our delegates will have an incredible time in Bournemouth. An extensive social programme will enable all delegates to network with keynote speakers, journal editors and leading authors in the field as well as having good fun. You will have the opportunity to work and party.

Indicative social agenda

Thursday 31 August ­ Sunday 3 September- Bournemouth Air Festival

Sunday 3 September – 18:00 – Informal get together at a British Pub

Monday  4 September – Welcome salsa reception and networking

Tuesday 5 September – Conference WHITE dinner, party and awards

Wednesday 6 September 2017 ­ After conference tours and dinner


BU Tourism and Hospitality Conference Bournemouth University, 4-6th September 2017  

Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations Register on

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