BUProud of Sybil Pithie human resources for The Savoy Hotel – London she is doing well and came back to recruit more BU graduates

#BUProud of Sybil Pithie human resources for The Savoy Hotel – London she is doing well and came back to recruit more BU graduates.

Alumni now building their careers in the service sector returned to BU this week for the Faculty of Management Careers Fair.

Employers from the retail, events, leisure, tourism and hospitality industries attended the event to promote opportunities for current students. The fair, which combined employer stands with presentations, was organised as part of the Student Talent Employability Engagement Programme (STEEP).

Among the visitors was Sybil Pithie, who graduated from BU with a BA (Hons) in International Hospitality Management in 2015, and who now works in human resources for The Savoy Hotel – London.

Sybil originally joined The Savoy’s graduate scheme following an introduction made while at university. However, when an opportunity came up to join the hotel group’s HR team, she jumped at the chance. She said: “It is great to come back to Bournemouth to speak to current students. You can see that students are nervous about speaking to potential employers, but as soon as I tell them that I was in their position a couple of years ago, they visibly relax. My time at Bournemouth gave me valuable contacts and practical skills which I could apply to many areas of the hospitality industry. However, in this industry, it is as much about who you know as what you know, so events like this provide valuable opportunities for students and employers alike.”

 

BU is glad to support the Dusit Gracious Hospitality and Tourism International Conference 2017 Wednesday 29th November to 2nd December 2017 Dusit Thani College Bangkok Thailand 

Dusit Gracious Hospitality and Tourism International Conference 2017

Wednesday 29th November to 2nd December 2017

Dusit Thani College Location Dusit Princess Srinakarin Hotel, Bangkok Thailand

http://dusitconference.com/

Very pleased to co Chair the Dusit Gracious Hospitality and Tourism International Conference 2017 Bangkok Thailand with Dusit Thani College President Dr Sarote Phornprapha.

See the amazing programme http://dusitconference.com/programme/ and fantastic speakers http://dusitconference.com/speaker-profile/

Join us – register on https://www.zipeventapp.com/e/Gracious-Hospitality-and-Tourism-Conference

INDICATIVE PROGRAMME

Dusit Gracious Hospitality and Tourism International Conference 2017

Wednesday 29th November to 2nd December 2017 

http://dusitconference.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/DUSITGraciousConferenceProgram-10.3.1.pdf

SPEAKER LIST

Name Position Organization Country Session
Ms. Nopparat Aumpa General Manager Banyan Tree Hotel Bangkok Thailand Wellness and Well-being
Ms. Suparattana Benjarongkul Deputy Chief Operating Officer Rakbankerd Co., Ltd. Thailand Competitiveness
Prof.  Dimitrios Buhalis Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality Bournemouth University United Kingdom Gracious Hospitality & Tourism
Prof. Carlos Costa Professor and Head of the Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism (DEGEIT) University of Aveiro – Portugal Portugal Wellness and Well-being
Mr. Paolo Cuccia President Gambero Rosso Holding Spa Italy International Gracious
Mr. Siradej Donavanik Director – Project Investment Dusit International Thailand Hospitality & Tourism 2030
Mr. Ragnar Fridriksson Managing Director World Association of Chef Societies (WACS) France Culinary and Gastronomy
Dr. Agnès Giboreau Director of the Center for Food and Hospitality Research Institute Paul Bocuse, France France Culinary and Gastronomy
Dr. Mario Hardy Chief Executive Officer The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Thailand Competitiveness
Mr. Perry Hobson Pro Vice-Chancellor of Global Engagement Taylor’s University Malaysia Competitiveness
Dr. Cathy Hsu Chair Professor The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hong Kong Gracious Hospitality & Tourism
Prof. Jafar Jafari Professor University of Wisconsin USA Tourism and Hospitality Research Publications Workshop
Mr. Andrew Jones Guardian Sanctuary Resorts Thailand Wellness and Well-being
Mr. Weerasak Kowsurat Chairman of the Board Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) Thailand Gracious Hospitality & Tourism
Mr. Nadhadvathana Krishnamara Director – General, Department of Protocol Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand Thailand Gracious Hospitality & Tourism
Mr. Andrew Lennox CEO Koh Thai Tapas United Kingdom Culinary and gastronomy
Mr. Alex Mavro Co-Founder The Corporate Responsibility & Ethics Association for Thai Enterprise Thailand Competitiveness
Prof. Ir. Wiendu Nuryanti Department Head of Architecture and Planning, Faculty of Engineering Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), Yogyakarta Indonesia Gracious Hospitality & Tourism
Mr. Jackson Pek Vice President Amadeus IT Thailand Gracious Hospitality & Tourism
Prof. Sarote Phornprapha President Dusit Thani College Thailand International Gracious
Mr. Nick Pisalayaput Co-Founder and Faculty Advisor Faculty of Management and Strategy, Sasin Centre of Sustainability Management (SCSM) Thailand Competitiveness
Ms. Petchpring Sarasin Advisor Dusit Thani Excellence Center Thailand Gracious Hospitality & Tourism
Mr. Yateendra Sinh CEO of Lausanne Hospitality Consulting SA Lausanne Hospitality Consulting SA Switzerland International Gracious
Mr. Yuthasak Supasorn Governor of Tourism Authority of Thailand Tourism Authority of Thailand Thailand International Gracious
Ms. Suphajee Suthumpun Group Chief Executive Officer Dusit Thani Public Company Limited Thailand International Gracious
Mr. Yoshiki Tsuji President Tsuji Culinary Institute Japan International Gracious
Mr. Thanabodi Vajarasathira Managing Director ITC Bangkok Co., Ltd Thailand Hospitality & Tourism 2030
Mrs. Kobkarn Wattanavrangkul Minister of Tourism and Sports Ministry of Tourism and Sports Thailand Keynote speaker
Mr. Narun Wiwattanakrai Executive Director Siam Wellness Group Public Co., Ltd. Thailand Wellness and Well-being

BA (Hons) Tourism Management graduate Maris Kuklis is MICE Account Manager for Etihad Airways

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.

 

       

Do not miss : ITT Future You ‘on the road’ Wednesday 22nd November  3pm-4pm   KG03

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:

Claire Steiner

HR & Talent Professional and Director & Chair of Education & Training, The Institute of Travel and Tourism and;

Nathan Cable

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

 

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis will be Chairing the 2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East Forum in Dubai

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

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 Simon Thomas interviews BU Hospitality graduate Andrew Foulkes 2017 Catey ‘Manager of the Year’.

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 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.

Links:

https://www.wmf.org/project/blackpool-piers

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-41665259

Paul Clark Cluster General Manager Hallmark Hotels in Bournemouth and Chair of Coastal Bid welcomes Bournemouth University Students

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.