BA (Hons) Tourism Management graduate Maris Kuklis is MICE Account Manager for Etihad Airways.
In a recent communication he said “I studied for the BA (Hons) Tourism Management at Bournemouth University and graduated in 2008. I’m working now for Etihad Airways as MICE Account Manager in the London Office.
Studying at Bournemouth University helped to set the stage for the start of the career in business tourism. It was very relevant as offered a great choice and relevant subjects studied, to mix of people we met and made lifetime friends with some of which we are working in my day to day job. Without BA (Hons) Tourism Management, I would not be where I am today
There are particular aspects of the course that helped me succeed after graduation and in particular the combination of group work, presentation and variety of subjects from finance, to accounting to small business management. As well as fantastic lecturers, the field trip to Cyprus in year 2 and wealth resources available through at the University from books to online reports.
My BU experience overall was live changing and motivating to do a global career. I was involved in many extra-curricular activities while studying such as the BU Athletics Club and setting up the Student Entrepreneurship Club called Business Mania.
My advice to any recent graduates looking for work is talk to family and friends ifthey know of any job openings through friends – ask for recommendations. Join key industry Associations where potential employers may attend – have a business card ready. Gain as much work experience as possible through various paid and charity work. Update your CV and Linkedin Profile with most recent information – ask someone to proofread the profile. Have a professional looking headshot profile picture and dont forget to network.
ITT Future You ‘on the road’ Wednesday 22nd November 3pm-4pm KG03
The ITT Future You event is a spin-off of the very successful ITT Future You conference that takes place at the World Travel Market each year http://www.ittfutureyou.com/ .
This year BU is very pleased to welcome:
HR & Talent Professional and Director & Chair of Education & Training, The Institute of Travel and Tourism and;
Co-founder/head of sales and marketing, Party Hard Travel
They will talk about their inspiring career journey’s to whet your appetite for the careers that are available to you within the tourism industry.
Book here: https://mycareerhub.bournemouth.ac.uk/students/events/detail/768167
Very #BUproud of our student Harry Mills who is flying as crew with TUI
see his video https://tinyurl.com/MillsTUI
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis will be Chairing the 2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East Forum https://culturaltourismme.iqpc.ae/
1 – 2 NOVEMBER 2017 at the MEYDAN HOTEL, DUBAI, United Arab Emirates
Developing sustainable cultural tourism in the Middle East region. The preservation of culture and heritage is top in the agenda for cultural and tourism authorities in the GCC and Middle East region with billions of dollars currently invested in a series of projects to develop new world-class cultural attractions. The conference will gather again high-level officials from the tourism, cultural development & antiquities, heritage & arts, cultural activities, and architectural heritage community to showcase their latest developments and share ideas and strategies to protect, preserve and promote their unique culture and heritage.
Bournemouth University MSc Tourism Management students paid a visit to the Swanage Railway recently. After a welcome from the General Manager, the Sales and Marketing Manager (David Rawsthorn) gave a presentation about the attraction’s marketing and promotional strategies.
The students were then introduced to the Railway’s interpretation policies and guided round the museum at Corfe Castle by Chris Morgan, the Railway’s Museums and Education Manager.
This was followed by a lively discussion about strategies and approaches to heritage interpretation. As part of their assessment for the ‘Managing Visitor Attractions’ unit, students will produce an interpretive panel which interprets any aspect of the Railway.
In December students will present their panels to representatives of the Railway’s museums team.
Today at 15:00 at Marconi Simon Thomas interviews BU Hospitality graduate Andrew Foulkes
who was awarded the 2017 Catey ‘Manager of the Year’.
BU Hospitality graduate Andrew Foulkes was awarded the 2017 Catey ‘Manager of the Year’. This tops of a very successful career to date that began at The Castle in Taunton, followed by six years at Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons, then two General Manager roles with Brownsword Hotels at Gidleigh Park and Bath Priory Hotel before joining the Abbey Hotel in Bath where he is now General Manager.
Dr Anya Chapman helps put Blackpool’s Seaside Piers on the World Heritage Map
Dr Anya Chapman has been working in conjunction with Blackpool Council and the National Piers Society to secure World Monuments Fund Watch status for Blackpool’s three pleasure piers. Anya, who is Honorary Secretary of the National Piers Society, has undertaken a series of visits to Blackpool to develop a strategy in conjunction with Blackpool Council, Historic England, The Theatres Trust, and the Victorian Society to ensure the future sustainability of the resort’s piers. In February a meeting was held at Bournemouth University with Carl Carrington, Director of Heritage and Conservation for Blackpool Council to develop the Proposal for World Monuments Fund Watch List 2018.
Anya was recently invited to Blackpool to meet Joshua David, President of WMF Worldwide, John Darlington, Executive Director of WMF Britain, and Neil Jack, Chief Executive of Blackpool Council to present the case for Blackpool piers’ inclusion on the WMF Watch List. During the meeting all aspects of Blackpool’s seaside heritage were explored, with visits to the resort’s North Pier, iconic Tower and Ballroom, and the Winter Gardens.
The World Monuments Fund’s Watch List 2018 was announced in NYC on 15th October, with Blackpool’s three seaside piers announced as one of 25 of the world’s heritage sites being most ‘at risk’. Inclusion on the Watch List enables a series of high-profile events and activities to take place to secure the piers’ future, including tackling issues on funding, government policy, climate change impacts, and promotion and engagement. Anya is looking forward to working with WMF and Blackpool Council on implementing the Watch List action plan, with the first Pier Watch Day being planned for June 2018.
Paul Clark Cluster General Manager Hallmark Hotels in Bournemouth and Chair of Coastal Bid welcomes Bournemouth University Students and discusses the strategic developments of Tourism and Hospitality in the region. Hallmark Hotels are a strategic partners in the CHME2018 conference and it is always great to learn from Paul’s wisdom.
Colleagues are most welcome to join us in Southampton next Wednesday 25 October for the first meeting of the 2017 –
25 October 2017, 18:45 – 21:00 Solent Conference Centre (The Spark),East Park Terrace Campus of Southampton Solent University, Southampton, SO14 0LY Meeting Point: The Willow Conference Room (on Level 3) of the Solent Conference Centre
Derek Robbins (Chair)
Winchester – How a Park & Ride scheme has benefited both the residents and visitors of a popular historic city
Speaker: Simon Finch, Assistant Director, Environment, Winchester City Council
Historic cities that host large numbers of visitors tend to have their principal attractions within a small area that also houses the shops and workplaces of their residents. That area is served by a road system that cannot bear the traffic generated by today’s needs. One method of easing the inevitable congestion is to provide a ‘Park and Ride’ scheme that reduces vehicle access during the day whilst allowing commerce to continue and preserving the welcome afforded to tourists. Our presenter will be telling us how this objective has been achieved in Winchester and the most important lessons that have been learned during its development over several years.
Refreshments will be provided.
Vicki Wolf from ABTA will be on campus on Wednesday 25th October to talk to students about their 1 month internship opportunity and the national essay competition.
You are strongly urged to attend and we are very keen to have strong entries into the national ABTA competition . You can book a place by clicking on this link https://mycareerhub.bournemouth.ac.uk/students/events/detail/761411 and there is a previous announcement on MyBU