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New Research paper Viachaslau Filimonau & Michelle Grant, 2017, Exploring the concept of dining out organically: a managerial perspective, Anatolia 28(1), pp.80-92

New Research paper Viachaslau Filimonau & Michelle Grant, 2017, Exploring the concept of dining out organically: a managerial perspective, Anatolia 28(1), pp.80-92 http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13032917.2016.1265566

Abstract

Market research suggests that organic food consumption in Europe is growing. The concept of dining out organically may therefore represent a promising business opportunity and yet little is known about how it is perceived by restaurant managers. This study reports on the outcome of a qualitative research conducted with managers of UK casual dining restaurants. It finds that restaurateurs are sceptical about the business feasibility of dining out organically which is viewed as a niche market with limited consumer appeal. This contradicts market research which questions the robustness of its findings. A new research stream looking at actual consumer behaviour, rather than attitudes, when dining out is necessary. Recommendations are devised to facilitate organic dining out in the UK.

 

Conference: Ethical and sustainable food consumption

Wednesday 1st March 11:00-15:00 Share Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth University
Love Dorset Fairtrade Day Ethical and sustainable food consumption https://goo.gl/IDWKbZ

Conference: Ethical and sustainable food consumption, Bournemouth University Fusion Building, Share Lecture Theatre

LoveDorset

The event, which is being facilitated by the expertise and facilities of the Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality and the Students Union Bournemouth University is an exciting opportunity for you to have fun learning about Fairtrade food. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded people and to discover all there is to know about our high quality, local to Dorset food community! You’ll find out just how easy it is to incorporate local, sustainable ingredients into your daily routines.


Conference: Ethical and sustainable food consumption, Bournemouth University Fusion Building, Share Lecture Theatre

11:30 – 11.45 am – Welcomes and objectives of the day

Kelly Levell, We Do Ethical Consultant

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality Bournemouth University

Charlie Souter-Philips, SUBU Vice President Welfare

11:45 – 12.00 am – Dr Sean Beer Bournemouth University : PANEL HOST

Ethical and sustainable food consumption and Food Authenticity

12:00 – 12:15 am – Neil Smith, BU Sustainability

12:15 – 12:30 am – Sarah Ali Choudhury Indian Food Expert

12:30 – 12:45 am – Matthew (Matt) Budden, Executive Chef, Bournemouth Hilton Hotel

12:45 – 13:00 am – Damian Lee, Mr Lees Noodles

13:00 – 13:15 pm – Professor Chris Shiel, Bournemouth University

13:15 – 13.30pm – Concluding thoughts: Through your work, how do you think you can inspire other people to live more healthy and ethical lifestyles?

13.30 – 15:00 pm – Lunch (at delegates expense) and Pure Networking at Fusion Building

This is a free event but we have limited availability, RSVP now to secure your ticket.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-dorset-fairtrade-day-tickets-31507326261

 

Food focused week at Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality

Food Focused Week at Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality

Tuesday 28 February, at 14:00-15:00 Floor 5, SUBU Student Centre, Talbot Campus
14:Live presents- FoodSMART: Eat out smarter! Have you ever considered what’s in your food when you’re eating out?
Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Professor Heather Hartwell at 14:Live https://goo.gl/QqT2Bi

Heather Hartwell

 

FoodSMART is an innovative technical ICT solution which uses QR coding on your smartphone to provide nutritional information and deliver personalised advice when eating out. This means that consumers can make an informed choice about what they’re eating. The app can even be tailored to your individual dietary requirements or tastes. It can be quite difficult to eat healthily when in a restaurant or cafe, as menus often give you limited information about the ingredients in a meal. By working with partners across Europe- nutritionists, chefs and other universities- the team have developed an app that can show exactly what is in your meal. The app gives consumers all the data they need and encourages the food service industry to support healthier eating.

 

 

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Wednesday 1st March 11:00-15:00 Share Lecture Theatre, Bournemouth University
Love Dorset Fairtrade Day Ethical and sustainable food consumption

Conference: Ethical and sustainable food consumption,Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality Bournemouth University Fusion Building, Share Lecture Theatre

https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism/2017/02/26/conference-ethical-and-sustainable-food-consumption/

LoveDorset

The event, which is being facilitated by the expertise and facilities of theBournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality and the Students Union Bournemouth University is an exciting opportunity for you to have fun learning about Fairtrade food. It’s also a great way to meet like-minded people and to discover all there is to know about our high quality, local to Dorset food community! You’ll find out just how easy it is to incorporate local, sustainable ingredients into your daily routines.


Conference: Ethical and sustainable food consumption, Bournemouth University Fusion Building, Share Lecture Theatre

11:30 – 11.45 am – Welcomes and objectives of the day

Kelly Levell, We Do Ethical Consultant

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality Bournemouth University

Charlie Souter-Philips, SUBU Vice President Welfare

11:45 – 12.00 am – Dr Sean Beer Bournemouth University : PANEL HOST

Ethical and sustainable food consumption and Food Authenticity

12:00 – 12:15 am – Neil Smith, BU Sustainability

12:15 – 12:30 am – Sarah Ali Choudhury Indian Food Expert

12:30 – 12:45 am – Matthew (Matt) Budden, Executive Chef, Bournemouth Hilton Hotel

12:45 – 13:00 am – Damian Lee, Mr Lees Noodles

13:00 – 13:15 pm – Professor Chris Shiel, Bournemouth University

13:15 – 13.30pm – Concluding thoughts: Through your work, how do you think you can inspire other people to live more healthy and ethical lifestyles?

13.30 – 15:00 pm – Lunch (at delegates expense) and Pure Networking at Fusion Building

This is a free event but we have limited availability, RSVP now to secure your ticket.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/love-dorset-fairtrade-day-tickets-31507326261

https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism/2017/02/26/conference-ethical-and-sustainable-food-consumption/

14:Live presents- FoodSMART: Eat out smarter!

14:LIve
Have you ever considered what’s in your food when you’re eating out?14:Live presents- FoodSMART: Eat out smarter!
Have you ever considered what’s in your food when you’re eating out?
Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality
Professor Heather Hartwell at 14:Live
Tuesday 28 February, at 14:00-15:00 Floor 5, SUBU Student Centre, Talbot CampusFoodSMART is an innovative technical ICT solution which uses QR coding on your smartphone to provide nutritional information and deliver personalised advice when eating out. This means that consumers can make an informed choice about what they’re eating. The app can even be tailored to your individual dietary requirements or tastes.Heather Hartwell

It can be quite difficult to eat healthily when in a restaurant or cafe, as menus often give you limited information about the ingredients in a meal. By working with partners across Europe- nutritionists, chefs and other universities- the team have developed an app that can show exactly what is in your meal. The app gives consumers all the data they need and encourages the food service industry to support healthier eating.

Come along to Floor 5, of the Student Centre, on Talbot Campus to hear from Dr Heather Hartwell as she speaks all about the project and even get a chance to test out the prototype.

If you have any questions, then please contact Hannah Jones

– See more at: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/research/2017/02/20/14live-presents-foodsmart-eat-out-smarter/?utm_source=digest&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=daily#sthash.NUijPeJJ.LRMzcAeV.dpuf

New Research : Serious games and the gamification of tourism


Highlights

•A systematic review of the concept of gamification.
• Identified extrinsic and intrinsic motivational gaming elements that contribute to a meaningful gamification.
•Discussed the application of gamification in tourism with case practices.

Abstract

Gamification has become a focus of attention in an increasing number of fields including business, education, and health care. Through a wide range of applications and support functions, its potential for the tourism industry is significant. Gamification of tourism can contribute to a more rewarding interactions and higher level of satisfaction, as well as increase brand awareness and loyalty to the destination. As one of the first attempts to conceptualize gamification of tourism, this paper examines gaming in general terms and the application of it in specific tourism fields. It identifies game design elements that can contribute to a meaningful gamification. A few cases of best practices are presented to show how this innovative concept can benefit tourism marketing. Implications for tourism marketing and management are discussed as well as future research recommendations.

Keywords

  • Gamification;
  • Serious games;
  • Engagement;
  • Loyalty;
  • Tourism experiences

How to stop your lunch break damaging your health

Those of us who eat our lunch in a workplace canteen find it a lot more difficult to access the kind of information that leads to informed choices. And canteens can play a critical role in terms of healthy eating. They are a captive, sometimes subsidised, setting that is often used to provide the main meal of the day. In effect, many of us are eating out five times a week without really acknowledging it.

Do you go for the healthy option? Prostock-studio/Shutterstock

 

 

see http://theconversation.com/how-to-stop-your-lunch-break-damaging-your-health-72694

New Research : Wellness, tourism and small business development in a UK coastal resort: Public engagement in practice

Stephen J. Pagea, , Heather HartwellbNick JohnsbAlan FyallcAdele LadkinbAnn Hemingwayd 

2017 Case study: Wellness, tourism and small business development in a UK coastal resort: Public engagement in practice  Tourism Management Volume 60, June 2017, Pages 466–477 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2016.12.014

Highlights

•Discusses tourism,well-being and public engagement.
•Examines value of well-being for tourism business and local community.
•Action research study located in Bournemouth, UK.

Abstract

This article examines the scope of well-being as a focus for tourism and its potential as a tool for small business development, particularly the opportunities for tourism entrepreneurs in coastal resorts. The study reports an example of public engagement by a research team and the co-creation of research knowledge with businesses to assist in business development by adapting many existing features of tourist resorts and extending their offer to wider markets. The synergy between well-being and public health interests also brings potential benefits for the tourism workforce and the host community. The Case Study outlines how these ideas were tested in Bournemouth, a southern coastal resort in the UK, in a study ultimately intended to be adopted nationally and with more wide reaching implications for global development of the visitor economy. Local changes ascribed to the study are assessed and its wider potential is evaluated.

Keywords

  • Well-being;
  • Wellness tourism;
  • Small business development;
  • Coastal tourism;
  • Public engagement

Join us at Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality in the next few weeks – Free events !

Join us at Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality in the next few weeks – Free events ! 

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NEW EVENTS: https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism/events/

Tuesday 21st February 11:00-13:00 Cobham lecture theatre.Captain Scott Bateman MBE MCMI GCGI Cert Mgt British Airways Global Air Transportation Challenges, Opportunities and Trends https://www.facebook.com/events/110965546080609/

Wednesday 22 February 18.30 – 21.00 KG03, Talbot Campus of Bournemouth University Jim Stewart CEO Port of Poole: The Port of Poole : finding new opportunities. https://www.facebook.com/events/186734761802614/

Wed 1st March Love Dorset Fairtrade Day Ethical and sustainable food consumption https://goo.gl/IDWKbZ

Monday 6 March 2017 1400-1600 Bournemouth University KG01 Callum Elliott British Airways operational developments and competition from Low Cost Carriers https://www.facebook.com/events/253399911749759/

Smart Tourism Workshop @eTourism Lab, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Bournemouth University Wednesday 22 March 2017 http://ow.ly/t1lv308H73R

Tuesday 11 July 2017 Smart Tourism and Agile Destination Management Dept of Tourism and Hospitality Bournemouth University Share Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus 10:00-17:00 https://www.facebook.com/events/249766028804417/

BU Tourism and Hospitality Conference Bournemouth University, 4-6th September 2017 Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/visitor-economy Register on https://thevisitorseconomy.eventbrite.com

Will Brexit damage the UK’s tourism industry?

Will Brexit damage the UK’s tourism industry?

Derek Robbins contributes to the independent transport commission Winter Discussion Evening

INDEPENDENT TRANSPORT COMMISSION

Britain’s independent research charity for transport and land use policy

www.independenttransportcommission.org.uk

 

ITC Winter Discussion Evening

Tuesday 21st February 2017

AGENDA

What will be the impacts of rising levels of tourism on UK transport?

 

18:15 – 18:40              Registration and welcome drinks

18:40 – 18:45              Welcome and Introduction:

Dr Matthew Niblett, Director, Independent Transport Commission

Chair: Kris Beuret OBE, Director, Social Research Associates

18:45 – 19:20              Guest panel presentations:

Derek Robbins, Senior Lecturer, University of Bournemouth

Jay Parmar, Director of Policy, BVRLA

Sally Balcombe, Chief Executive, VisitBritain

19:20 – 20:05             Open discussion with audience

20:05 – 20:15              Closing Remarks:

Expert Panel and Kris Beuret OBE

20:15                           Light Supper and drinks served

Please stay for informal networking

21.00                           Close

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