New article by Angela Smith, Derek Robbins & Janet E. Dickinson 2019,
Defining sustainable transport in rural tourism: experiences from the New Forest
Journal of Sustainable Tourism, Volume 27(2), Pages: 258-275 |
Transport policy agendas have long sought to bring about more sustainable transport at tourism destinations. Whilst there are examples of successes, it remains unclear what inroads have been made towards creating a sustainable transport future. Policy directions have evolved over a number of years and in many tourism destination contexts, it is far from clear what a desirable transport future looks like. When translated to implementation, the aims of initiatives can be unclear and baseline measures inconsistent, making success difficult to judge. This paper analyses how sustainable travel has been implemented in practice at a destination level. The focus is rural tourism and data are derived from a specific case, the New Forest National Park, UK, where a wide range of transport initiatives have been implemented since the Park’s designation in 2005. The study adopts a social practice theory perspective. Data are derived from a visitor survey, interviews and observations. It finds there is scope to improve sustainable transport provision at destinations through understanding visitor practices, but limited scope to influence meanings associated with visitor travel and travel skills. Policy meets the needs of some visitors more than others.
Angela Smith is a PhD student with a background in transport planning. Her research uses the experiences in the New Forest National Park to analyse transport practices and relative sustainability.
Derek Robbins is a senior lecturer at Bournemouth University. Trained as a transport planner his research interests include the relationship between transport and tourism, tourism and climate change, sustainable transport policy and the cruise industry.
Janet Dickinson is a professor at Bournemouth University. Her research interests focus on tourism and climate change, the sharing economy, social representations and time.
New Forest National Park Authority.
Bournemouth University awarded the Silver Award for Education and Mentorship at the BH STAR AWARDS last night.
These awards have been designed to feature a varied range of work because of the wide remit of those roles within hospitality, tourism and retail.
Our Tourism Students are on field trip in Malta learning how tourism is experienced at the destination.
Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality Top 10 in the world in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019: Hospitality & Leisure Management.
https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2019/hospitality-leisure-management #hospitality #tourism #leisure #management #university #QS #ranking
It was a great pleasure and experience to volunteer with my colleagues for the Opportunity 2019 Conference: Revenue Management and the Connected Customer https://www.opportunity2019.co.uk/ in London. The attendees of the one day conference mainly consist of revenue managers as well as CEOs and Founders of start-up companies. The annual conference is one of the well-attended events on revenue management among the revenue management community.
The conference was well organized and very successful. I fully enjoyed the whole conference with so many interesting discussions on several aspects of Revenue Management. The session delivered by Russell Low (Director of Revenue, UK&I, Accor Hotels), Duncan Anderson (CEO, Humanise.AI), Vivek Bhogaraju (Director, Revenue Management Solutions, Expedia Group) and Hampus Ljunggren (Head of Business Development & Partnerships , Travel Appeal) – particularly on Artificial Intelligence and the use of technology to connect customers were very informative. During the conference, the key takeaway was – That the new generation of Revenue Managers need to learn how to unlearn in order to revolutionize how to stand out in the saturated market.
I manage to meet several founders of companies dealing with technology and AI for Revenue Management during the networking sessions. It was an enjoyable and knowledgeable experience and I would like to express my gratitude to Professor Dimitrios and Michelle from Revenue by Design for giving me this opportunity to volunteer and attend the conference. I have definitely benefited very much from this fantastic event.
Join us on the Bournemouth University, GHS, Grange Hotels Tourism and Hospitality Fusion Conference,
Grange City Hotel London Thursday 7 and Friday 8 February 2019 https://butourismhospitalityfusion2019.eventbrite.co.uk
Chaired by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis and Simon Thomas
Dr Anya Chapman and Dr Duncan Light from Bournemouth University’s Department of Tourism and Hospitality have been extensively involved in the development and organisation of the SEA CHANGE Conference taking place 4-6 September 2019 at Blackpool.
Managing the challenge of protecting coastal heritage in the face of climate change –
Blackpool, 4th – 6th https://wmf.org.uk/events/sea-change-conference/
SEA CHANGE is one of the events which forms part of Blackpool’s three piers World Monuments Fund ‘Watch Status’, which focuses on heritage assets at risk from climate change. Anya helped Blackpool Council bid for ‘Watch Status’ and has been involved in delivering previous events such as the ‘Big Pier Watch Day’ in June 2018, which was attended by over 6000 people. Bournemouth University is the exclusive academic partner for the SEA CHANGE conference and we look forward to welcoming practitioners and researchers from a variety of backgrounds and academic disciplines to contribute in tackling the threat of climate change to coastal heritage.
Latest Tourism Review issue Vol.74(1) 2019,
Special Issue: Smart tourism and competitive advantage for stakeholders
Editor(s): Chulmo Koo, Luiz Mendes-Filho and Dimitrios Buhalis
In Memory of Oriol Miralbell
Guest editorial Smart tourism and competitive advantage for stakeholders Chulmo Koo, Luiz Mendes-Filho, Dimitrios Buhalis (pp. 1 – 4) PDF (66 KB)
Tourism information technology research trends: 1990-2016 Yulan Yuan, Yuen-Hsien Tseng, Chaang-Iuan Ho (pp. 5 – 19) Keywords: Bibliographic coupling analysis, Bibliometric approach, Computer-assisted analysis, Tourism information technology PDF (305 KB)
Tourists’ shifting perceptions of UNESCO heritage sites: lessons from Jeju Island-South Korea Kun Kim, Ounjoung Park, Jacob Barr, Haejung Yun (pp. 20 – 29) Keywords: Text mining, Smart tourism, Time-series analysis, Jeju Island, Topic modeling, User-generated content (UGC) PDF (248 KB)
Gamified mobile experiences: smart technologies for tourism destinations Ander Garcia, Maria Teresa Linaza, Aitor Gutierrez, Endika Garcia (pp. 30 – 49) Keywords: Analytics, Gamification, DMO, Mobile experience PDF (483 KB)
Smart hospitality: Taiwan hotel stakeholder perspectives Rosanna Leung (pp. 50 – 62) Keywords: ICT, Taiwan, Technology adoption, Barriers, Stakeholder perspective, Smart hotel PDF (195 KB)
Smart destinations and tech-savvy millennial tourists: hype versus reality Francisco Femenia-Serra, José F. Perles-Ribes, Josep A. Ivars-Baidal (pp. 63 – 81) Keywords: Generation Y, Smart tourism, Millennials, ICTs, Smart tourism destinations, Tourist behaviour PDF (332 KB)
Mobile technologies and applications towards smart tourism – state of the art Jelena Dorcic, Jelena Komsic, Suzana Markovic (pp. 82 – 103) Keywords: Technology, Smart tourism, Consumers, Mobile technologies, Mobile applications, Providers PDF (438 KB)
Data-focused managerial challenges within the hotel sector Markus Lamest, Mairead Brady (pp. 104 – 115) Keywords: Data analytics, Dashboards, Social media data, Consumer voice, Marketing accountability,Managing data, Customer digital data PDF (196 KB)
The emerging smart event experience: an interpretative phenomenological analysis John Richard Thomas Bustard, Peter Bolan, Adrian Devine, Karise Hutchinson (pp. 116 – 128) Keywords: Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, Event Experience, Smart Tourism, Smart Destinations,Smart Event Experience, Smartphone Applications PDF (196 KB)