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Julia Lo Bue-Said, Managing Director, Advantage at the BU Fusion Tourism and Hospitality conference in London tomorrow!

Pleased to welcome Julia Lo Bue-Said, Managing Director, Advantage at the BU Fusion Tourism and Hospitality conference in London tomorrow! 
BU Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference 1-2 February 2018 Grange City Hotel London

http://ow.ly/vp4830hnQKG
https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism/2018/01/11/bufusionconference/
Brochure https://tinyurl.com/BUFusionTourism-Hospitality

Julia became Managing Director of the Advantage Travel Centres group in July 2013, with responsibility for running the business on a day-to-day basis as well as developing the strategy and vision for the company. With a sales turnover of approximately £4.5 billion and a diverse business model which incorporates membership of travel agents and travel management companies, an insurance company and insurance broker. She has been an ITT board director since 2011, and in 2012 was inducted into the Women’s 1st Top 100 Club for Travel and Hospitality.

Julia Lo Bue-Said, Managing Director, Advantage Travel Centres will join the Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference 

Julia Lo Bue-Said, Managing Director, Advantage Travel Centres will join the Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference 

BU Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference 1-2 February 2018 Grange City Hotel London http://ow.ly/vp4830hnQKG  

https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism/2018/01/11/bufusionconference/  

Brochure https://tinyurl.com/BUFusionTourism-Hospitality

 

Julia became Managing Director of Advantage Travel Centres in July 2013 with responsibility for running the business on a day-to-day basis as well as developing the strategy and vision for the company.

Previously, as Leisure Director for Advantage, Julia oversaw the leisure travel function for the company where she was responsible for delivering best-in-class commercial and tactical arrangements across a wide portfolio of business partners, on behalf of around 750 member leisure outlets.

In a wide-ranging role, Julia was involved in driving the cruise strategy providing members with exclusively negotiated special rates, offers and commercial benefits. Advantage generates circa £200m in cruise sales per annum – an increasingly important sector within the industry.

The Advantage Travel Gateway, a multi-channel distribution technology providing members with access to aggregated leisure product, was launched in 2010. Originally driven by Julia the Gateway underpins the core leisure strategy across the business.

Having worked her way up to her current position, Julia has been at Advantage for 18 years. Julia has been an ITT board director since 2011, and in 2012 she was inducted into the Women’s 1st Top 100 Club for Travel and Hospitality.

After studying travel and tourism at college she started her travel career with a brief four months working overseas before joining WH Smith Travel for four years, until they were acquired by AT Mays, and latterly absorbed by Thomas Cook. Julia then held roles with Balkan Holidays and The Best Travel Group before joining Advantage.

Professor Heather Hartwell attracts more research funding for Veg+ project by the British Council, Newton Fund.

Professor Heather Hartwell attracts more research funding for Veg+ project by the British Council, Newton Fund.

The project is designed to build capacity and deliver specific transferable skills in operations (short food supply chain), foodservice systems and food consumer research (novel tools and metrics in consumer science e.g. young adults’ attitude to and consumption of vegetables) placed within the context of public health.

Veg+ brings together the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil with an internationally recognised group of food/consumer researchers at Bournemouth University. The project builds a high-quality collaborative international platform in the field of sustainable food consumption and production through increased vegetable intake while providing innovative and entrepreneurial Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) the skills to apply an agro-ecological approach. The political momentum is present for a coherent framework for food and nutrition security that is market-creating, open science and multi-actor engagement, building transferable global talent and capacity.

BU Tourism and Hospitality Fusion / Professional – Executive Programmes / CHME2018 Conference

Bournemouth University proudly presents 3 events for you to join – 

BU Tourism and Hospitality Fusion / Professional – Executive Programmes / CHME2018 Conference


BU Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference in partnership with Grange Hotels  Thursday 1st – Friday 2nd  February 2018 Grange City Hotel London London EC3N 2BQ

https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism/2018/01/11/bufusionconference/  Brochure https://tinyurl.com/BUFusionTourism-Hospitality

Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference in partnership with Grange Hotels, London. Thursday 1st February focus on Tourism and Friday 2nd of February focus on Hospitality. The event is addressing cutting edge issues in strategy, talent and digital technologies for the Hospitality and Tourism sectors. It brings together contemporary academic research from Bournemouth University, leading industry thinkers and emerging BU student talent from around the globe.

FREE by invitation only – email Conference Chair Simon Thomas sthomas@bournemouth.ac.uk or Dimitrios Buhalis  dbuhalis@bournemouth.ac.uk to express interest to participate in the conference.


Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Professional courses 28 Feb – 16 March 2018

Course details – www.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism-hospitality-shortcourses

 Executive Education Tourism and Hospitality Bournemouth UniversityBrochure https://tinyurl.com/BUTHProfessionalCourses Executive Education and Professional development courses for tourism & hospitality professionals at Bournemouth University combine staff expertise, knowledge excellence and co-creation with industry, generate innovation and best professional practice to support managers in their operational and strategic thinking. They will bring you the tools and techniques to help grow your business.

Join us to learn how you can develop your potential and competitiveness through managing your staff, developing your product and service, understanding your customers and using digital marketing. Courses are delivered through interactive workshops to support managers to develop performance.

Bookings –https://tourismandhospitalitycoursesbu.eventbrite.co.uk/  Contact Claire Main cmain@bournemouth.ac.uk or Dimitrios Buhalis dbuhalis@bournemouth.ac.uk


22-25 May 2018 Council for Hospitality Management Education CHME 2018

Conference Bournemouth University http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME 

Deadline for research papers, PhD Proposal and BSc and MSc Student Papers: 16th February 2018

Provisional programme

https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/CHME2018Programme.pdf

CHME2018 will be a celebration hospitality. The main theme – ‘Innovation in hospitality: connecting all stakeholders to deliver memorable experiences’ – embraces the multifaceted changes driven by dynamic political, economic, social and technological forces surrounding hospitality, which affect both academia and industry. The conference has attracted 16 invited top industry and academic speakers from around the world and has attracted the top academic journals. A number of workshops and additional activities will also take place. The social programme will be incredible too. Contact CHME2018 Chair Hanaa Osman hosman@bournemouth.ac.uk or Dimitrios Buhalis dbuhalis@bournemouth.ac.uk

Dr Tim Gale recently returned from a visit to Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China

Dr Tim Gale recently returned from a trip to Hong Kong and China, in late November and early December 2017.

While in Hong Kong he was hosted by Prof Hanqin Qiu and her team at our partner the Hong Kong Polytechnic University and treated to a demonstration of their online MicroMasters programme in International Hospitality Management. This enabled a useful discussion of comparative approaches to tourism education, focussing on the potential and challenges of developing MOOCs.

This was followed by a visit to Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, China where Dr Gale was invited to speak at the China Tourism Education Association Annual Conference. His talk focussed on the strategic review of the undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes in Tourism and Hospitality at BU, and the ‘future-proofing’ of the curriculum. With some 50 international and over 500 Chinese delegates, this was a fantastic forum for exchanging ideas and perspectives on tourism education from different parts of the world. Once the speeches and networking were concluded, delegates were treated to a day-long tour of the city of Guangzhou, including visits to the Five Rams statue, the Chen Clan Academy, the Cantonese Opera Museum, Shamian Island and the Canton Tower, the second tallest tower in the World.

The insights gained and contacts made will prove useful as we consolidate our international reputation for teaching and research excellence in Tourism and Hospitality, going forwards (recognised by our rank of #9 in ShanghaiRanking’s Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017, Hospitality and Tourism Management).

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis will be presenting 6 papers at the ENTER2018  eTourism Conference 

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis will be presenting 6 papers at the ENTER2018  eTourism Conference with recent graduates Yeyen Sinarta and Sharon Nyangwe as well as partners from Hong Kong Polytechnic University Professor Rob Law, Katerina Volchek, Dr Markus Schuckert and General Manager of Hotel Icon Hong Kong Richard Hatter. Looking forward to explore the latest eTourism innovations in Sweden https://enter2018.org/
ENTER2018
ENTER2018 https://enter2018.org/
Sinarta, Y., Buhalis, D., 2018, Technology Empowered Real-time Service, in Stangl, B., and Pesonen, J. (eds), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2018, ENTER 2018, Jönköping, Sweden.
Nyangwe, S., Buhalis, D., 2018, Branding Transformation through Social Media and Co-creation. A case study of Marriott International, in Stangl, B., and Pesonen, J. (eds), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2018, ENTER 2018, Jönköping, Sweden.
Volchek, K., Song, H., Law, R., Buhalis, D., 2018, Forecasting London Museum Visitors Using Google Trends Data, in Stangl, B., and Pesonen, J. (eds), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2018, ENTER 2018, Jönköping, Sweden.
Law, R., Sun, S., Schuckert, M., Buhalis, D., 2018, Chinese travelers’ mobile payments: Market disruption and risk management, in Stangl, B., and Pesonen, J. (eds), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2018, ENTER 2018, Jönköping, Sweden.
Law, R., Fai Chan, Y., Buhalis, D., 2018, Overreliance on mobile payment solutions for purchasing air tickets in China, in Stangl, B., and Pesonen, J. (eds), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2018, ENTER 2018, Jönköping, Sweden.
Law, R., Wong, E., Buhalis, D., Hatter,R., 2018, Time-varying browsing behavior of hotel website users, in Stangl, B., and Pesonen, J. (eds), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2018, ENTER 2018, Jönköping, Sweden.

Professional development courses for tourism & hospitality professionals

Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Professional courses 28 Feb – 16 March 2018

Course details – www.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism-hospitality-shortcourses

Bookings – Professional development courses Brochure https://tinyurl.com/BUTHProfessionalCourses 

 

Professional development courses for tourism & hospitality professionals

In the Department of Tourism & 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.

Masterclasses and short courses

We have developed a suite of professional development courses for the tourism and hospitality industry to support managers in their operational and strategic thinking. They will bring you the tools and techniques to help grow your business.

Join us to learn how you can develop your potential and competitiveness through managing your staff, developing your product and service, understanding your customers and using digital marketing. You will also have access to our resources and networks to develop your competitiveness.

The courses are delivered through interactive workshops and networking with leading academics and students and will support managers to develop contemporary knowledge of critical business aspects that influence their profitability and performance.

Office meeting

Half-day short courses

Our short courses run from 28 February to 16 March, and can be booked individually or as a package at a discounted rate.

SMART tourism at Festival of Learning

Masterclasses

Our masterclasses will run from 28 February to 2 March, covering the economic benefits of tourism, our industry’s relationship with technology, and disaster management.

Events organised by Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality

 Join Department of Tourism and Hospitality Bournemouth University for these events


Events organised by Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality

Delighted to invite you to our events organised by Bournemouth University

LONDON : BU Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference in partnership with Grange Hotels

1-2 February 2018 Grange City Hotel London

https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism/2018/01/11/bufusionconference/

See Brochure https://tinyurl.com/BUFusionTourismHospitality2018

Organised by Simon Thomas and Dimitrios Buhalis

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Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Professional courses

28 Feb – 16 March 2018 Course details – www.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism-hospitality-shortcourses

Bookings – Professional development courses Brochure https://tinyurl.com/BUTHProfessionalCourses

Organised by Claire Main and Dimitrios Buhalis

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CHME2018 22-25 May 2018 Council for Hospitality Management Education

CHME 2018 Conference Bournemouth University http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME

Provisional programme

https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/CHME2018Programme.pdf

Organised by Hanaa Osman and Dimitrios Buhalis

Would be delighted to welcome you and explore opportunities to collaborate