Research

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 »

BU hosts seventh ICCAS Conference

Bournemouth University recently hosted the 2011 International Conference on Culinary Arts and Sciences (ICCAS), which this year attracted international participants from across 19 countries. The seventh ICCAS conference, co-organised by Dr Heather Hartwell and Dr Peter Lugosi in BU’s School of Tourism, built on the success of past programmes by drawing together individuals and organisations… Read more »

School of Tourism academics visit University of Central Florida

Professor Alan Fyall and Dr Peter Lugosi from BU’s School of Tourism spent five days at the Rosen College of Hospitality Management at the University of Central Florida. They discussed future research in the areas of tourism, hospitality, leisure and events, and the development of academic co-operative programmes such as student exchange, study abroad and faculty… Read more »