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Professor Adam Blake opening the 6th IATE2017 conference

Professor Adam Blake President of the International Association for Tourism Economics is opening the 6th IATE2017  conference at the Center for Advanced Studies in Tourism – CAST, and the Department of Economics, University of Bologna, at the Campus of Rimini, Italy.  

Smart Tourism and Agile Destination Management – Festival of Learning

Bournemouth University Festival of Learning 2017 Smart Tourism and Agile Destination Management https://smart-tourism-and-agile-destination-management.eventbrite.co.uk Bookings on https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/366208 Tuesday 11 July 2017 10:00 – 17:00 eTourismLab, Bournemouth University, Share Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus, BH12 5BB The internet of things, big data, wearable technology and augmented reality are just a handful of the technological innovations driving change in our… Read more »

Education, eEducation and eLearning one of the topics discussed at the BU Tourism and Hospitality Conference Bournemouth University

Education, eEducation and eLearning one of the topics discussed at the BU Tourism and Hospitality Conference Bournemouth University, 4-6th September 2017 Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/visitor-economy ABSTRACTS DEADLINE 30 JUNE Track chair: Daisy Fan Bournemouth University and Hanqin Zhang Qiu, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Constant Internet developments and heavy usage of social media… Read more »

Profs Ladkin and Buhalis paper awarded The International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Highly Commended Paper in the 2017 Literati Awards

Very proud that that our paper Adele Ladkin, Dimitrios Buhalis, (2016) “Online and social media recruitment: Hospitality employer and prospective employee considerations”, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 28 Issue: 2, pp.327-345, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-05-2014-0218 is The International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Highly Commended Paper in the 2017 Literati Awards FREE access on http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/full/10.1108/IJCHM-05-2014-0218   Adele Ladkin (School of Tourism, Bournemouth University,… Read more »

New Article on Tourism Destination Word of Mouth

New Article on Tourism Destination Word of Mouth  : Williams, N., Inversini; A., Buhalis, D., Ferdinand, N., 2017 Destination eWOM drivers and characteristics, Annals of Tourism Research 64 (2017) 87–101  DOWNLOAD FOR FREE http://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.02.007 Destination eWOM: A macro and meso network approach? Nigel L. Williamsa, , , Alessandro Inversinib, Nicole Ferdinandc, Dimitrios Buhalisd  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.02.007  Highlights •Destination eWOM network structure remains unchanged despite scale… Read more »

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 http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/visitor-economy Register on https://thevisitorseconomy.eventbrite.com 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… Read more »

Food and Drink students organise The Queens Birthday Party

Food and Drink students organise The Queens Birthday Party to celebrate Britishness The Food and Drink is addressing authenticity and is engaging students to a range of experiences See Dr Sean Beer introducing the event here  https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FBUSchoolOfTourism%2Fvideos%2F1509166495772371%2F&show_text=0&width=560

Dr Duncan Light interviewed about Dracula tourism on Radio New Zealand

Dr Duncan Light interviewed about Dracula tourism on Radio New Zealand For over 10 years Duncan Light has been studying the development of ‘Dracula tourism’ in Romania. He was recently interviewed about this subject on the “Nights” show on Radio New Zealand. You can hear the full interview here: http://www.radionz.co.nz/audio/player?audio_id=201843391   You can hear the full… Read more »

Professional Development Courses for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector start at Bournemouth University

Professional Development Courses for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector have started at Bournemouth University Book now In the Department of Tourism and Hospitality, we pride ourselves on the cutting edge knowledge and professional excellence we cultivate. The combination of staff expertise and enthusiasm, knowledge excellence and co-creation with industry, generate innovation and best professional practice…. Read more »

Light, D. (2017) Progress in dark tourism and thanatourism research: An uneasy relationship with heritage tourism, Tourism Management, 61, 275-301

Light, D. (2017) Progress in dark tourism and thanatourism research: An uneasy relationship with heritage tourism, Tourism Management, 61, 275-301 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0261517717300092 This paper reviews academic research into dark tourism and thanatourism over the 1996e2016 period. The aims of this paper are threefold. First, it reviews the evolution of the concepts of dark tourism and thanatourism,… Read more »