Smart Tourism and Hospitality SEMINAR@SHTM School of Hotel & Tourism Management –
Dear Colleagues, RSs, D.HTM and MSc Students,
You are cordially invited to attend a seminar presented by Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis, with details as follows:
Friday 2 June 2017 – 11:00am – 12:00 Room: TH303 Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Presenter: Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis (Bournemouth University) Chair: Prof. Rob Law
Topic: Smart Tourism and Hospitality
About the speaker:
Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis is Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality, Director of the eTourism Lab and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research at Bournemouth University in England. He is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Information Communication Technology applications in the Tourism, Travel, Hospitality and Leisure industries. His research area is cutting across a number of disciplines and is looking into adoption of innovations for creating value for both consumers and organisations. His current research focus includes Smart Tourism, SoCoMo Marketing (Social media Context and Mobile Marketing), Augmented Reality, Experience management and Personalisation, Reputation and Social Media Strategies, Accessible and Special Diet (Alergens) Tourism. Close collaboration with industry, governments and international organisations from around the world ensures that results have relevance and impact in the real world whilst constantly pushing the boundaries of knowledge and academic excellence. Dimitrios is also the immediate past President of the International Federation for Information Technologies in Travel and Tourism.
About the seminar:
Smart tourism emerges as a concept that enables destinations to build their competitiveness based on the interoperability of systems and co-creation of tourism products between all stakeholders. This is based on emergent smart cities and smart living developments and take city principles to urban or rural areas and not only consider residents but also tourists in their efforts to support mobility, resource availability and allocation, sustainability and quality of life/visits. Smart Tourism brings together the need to use technology innovations to develop regional competitiveness of territories towards Social Innovation & Governance and create value to all stakeholders. Social, technological, economic, democratic and politically innovative processes in cities and regions introduce a wide range of innovative methods and solutions that improve the value co-creation for all stakeholders.