International Conference on Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability: Profile on Keynote Speaker Professor Richard Butler, University of Strathclyde

The second of our keynote speaker profiles for the International Conference on Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability is Professor Richard Butler, from the University of Strathclyde. Professor Richard Butler has degrees in Geography from Nottingham University and the University of Glasgow and spent thirty years at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, before joining… Read more »

The Director of the UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Department confirms his attendance at the International Conference on ‘Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability’ (13-14 September) at Bournemouth University

We are delighted to inform that Mr Luigi Cabrini, the Director of the Sustainable Development of Tourism Programme of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has confirmed his attendance at the conference. The Sustainable Tourism Programme contributes to one of the strategic goals of the UNWTO with special focus on the Millennium Development Goals…. Read more »

School of Tourism’s Lorraine Brown on her upcoming Study Leave

Taken from the Bournemouth University Research Blog Writen by Sam Furr Dr Lorraine Brown from the School of Tourism has won funding from the Fusion Investment Fund Study leave strand to do research on literary tourism in both Paris and Berlin, She has been invited to visit the prestigious Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University as… Read more »

Bournemouth University School of Tourism and the National Costal Tourism Academy

On Tuesday 13th August Eric Pickles, MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced the allocation of a Coastal Communities Fund grant to the National Coastal Tourism Academy in Bournemouth. The grant of £2 million will create the world’s only specialist coastal tourism academy, with the aim to turn local expertise into knowledge… Read more »

PhD Success for Maeve Marmion

Last week, after a successful defence of her thesis, Maeve Marmion was awarded her PhD subject to some minor amendments.  Maeve’s PhD titled “Understanding Heritage: Multiple Meanings and Values”, aimed to explore the ways in which people understand and value heritage through a focus on the lay rather than the expert view. Maeve conducted focus… Read more »

BU School of Tourism at the Olympics and Paralympic Games

 With less than a month to go until the Olympics get underway, Bournemouth University School of Tourism is heavily involved in the Games. From Gamesmakers, to Torchbearers, volunteers, venue managers and researchers, the School of Tourism is heavily involved in London 2012. The School of Tourism has 3 lecturers who were nominated to be Torchbearers…. Read more »

Dr Vijay Reddy attends the United Nations Conference on ‘Green Economy and Sustainable Development’

Dr Maharaj Vijay Reddy was invited to attend the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development’s conference on ‘Green Economy and Sustainable Development’ at the European headquarters of the United Nations Office in Geneva UNOG (10-11 Oct 2011).   The aim of this cutting-edge conference was to debate and identify the sustainability and green economy priorities and to prepare and… Read more »

Qatar fails to win hearts of British public, research finds

World Cup 2022 host Qatar appeals to just a third of the British public. Only a third of the British public would travel to Qatar, the destination for the 2022 World Cup, according to research by Bournemouth University’s Professor John Fletcher and the University of Plymouth’s Dr Yeganeh Morakabati. Despite the very British images of… Read more »

IFITT workshop at Eye For Travel

Representatives from leading travel and tourism organisations and academia recently attended a workshop about ‘Technology and social media enabled service management in hospitality and tourism’, held at the Eye For Travel Summit in London. Moderated by the International Federation for IT in Travel and Tourism (IFITT) president – Professor Dimitrios Buhalis (Bournemouth University) – the… Read more »

Egypt still ranks in the top destination wish

The civil unrest in Egypt has done little to diminish its lure as a leading destination for British tourists according to research due to be published next month by tourism experts at Bournemouth University and the University of Plymouth. Academics have been surveying the public’s perception of countries in the Middle East over the past… Read more »