Masters student in quest for social media formula

Bournemouth University (BU) student Georgina Sekadakis is working closely with a water charity in an effort to find the best way of using social media to benefit the cause. See the School of Tourism’s news pages for more information.

How winds of change affect global tourism

It may be a slump in the European economic markets, a natural disaster in the Far East, political disharmony in Israel, Facebook in China or an e-coli outbreak in France. In the past year all of the above have hit the world news headlines and the ripple effect has inevitably changed Tourism in the affected… Read more »

Tourism expert on CNBC today!

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is on CNBC Africa at 15:10 (UK time) today discussing eTourism, Africa, Digital Divide and strategies for tourism marketing.

Tourism for the Games conference

BU is hosting a conference on Thursday 22 September to highlight the activity taking place across the region to support the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics Games. Guest speakers will include John Tweed, CEO of Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy, Amy Crees, 2012 Games Project Manager for VisitBritain, and academics from BU’s Centre for… Read more »

Bournemouth University at the World Travel Market 2011

Tourism experts at Bournemouth University have organised another BU Tourism Futures Forum at the World Travel Market 2011. The forum will facilitate debate about key strategic changes in the tourism sector and the successful response of the industry. The forum will take place on Thursday 10 November 2011 at the ExCeL in London. The global… Read more »

School of Tourism showcases BU Talent

Bournemouth University welcomed more than 60 business leaders and prospective employers to its Lansdowne Campus last week to showcase the talent and expertise it has to offer the business community. The University’s School of Tourism hosted a one-day ‘BU Talent’ event to launch its new Enterprise and Employer Engagement Network, which aims to establish and… Read more »

School of Tourism continues to build links with Emirates Academy

Crispin Farbrother, Hospitality Programmes Leader, in the School of Tourism, has had another successful trip as a visiting faculty member at the Emirates Academy of Hotel Management in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Crispin and an ex-BU colleague Lyn Randall have been teaching a Facilities Management and Design unit to students on the Hospitality Management degree… Read more »

‘UK Government not embracing tourism enough’ says Ufi Ibrahim

The UK isn’t doing nearly enough to ensure we are one of the world’s top tourist destinations. That was the message from Ufi Ibrahim, Chief Executive of the British Hospitality Association (BHA), at the third conference of the International Association for Tourism Ec onomics, hosted by Bournemouth University this month. During her keynote speech ‘UK… Read more »

BU’s coaching academy prepares Atlantic rowers

BU’s Academy of Performance Coaching, which is based in the School of Tourism, has formed a training partnership with David Whiddon and Lloyd Figgins – two men who will row across the Atlantic to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. With the skills, training and expertise within the Academy, BU are helping the… Read more »

School to showcase KTP expertise at business breakfast

The School of Tourism will be hosting a breakfast event for companies from across the region to find out how they can access the University’s specialist expertise to boost their business. The School, which specialises in hospitality, nutrition, events, leisure, retail and marketing, will host the event from 8.30am to 10.30am on Wednesday 7 June… Read more »