FREE Events in Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Department next week – focus on Transportation

FREE Events in Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Department next week – focus on Transportation – 

take advantage of great speakers and inform students and colleagues 

Hashtags #BUTourismHotel @BUTourismHotel

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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

Great opportunity to learn from a great aviator. Captain Scott Bateman is a British Airways Boeing 474-400 pilot flying long haul and Founder and CEO of 9-Line Aviation. He is a highly experienced and capable senior manager, aviator, and motivator whom is capable of evaluating risks and making measured critical decisions under the most difficult of conditions. Demonstrating a pragmatic approach to problems and possessing the ability to communicate effectively at all levels with ease and confidence. Committed and tenacious, delivering tangible results with passion, humour and empathy. Scott has broad managerial experience across the military and commercial aviation sectors combined with considerable experience in the public and private healthcare sectors. This unique combination brings a kaleidoscope of tangible skills ensuring success on complex projects. Captain Bateman, received his MBE as the founder of the First Response charity, which provides volunteers to be trained by the ambulance service to respond to medical emergencies in their own community after 19 years of RAF service.

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Wednesday 22 February 2017  Time: 18:45 – 21:00
Chartered Institute of Transport: The Port of Poole-Finding New Opportunities
Venue: KG03, Talbot Campus of Bournemouth University, Wallisdown Road, Poole,  BH12 5BB
No need to book – just come along and there will also be a light buffet served after the presentation.

A reminder that the next meeting of the Chartered Institute of Transport is at Bournemouth University at 18.45 on Wednesday  22 February. We are delighted to be joined by Jim Stewart CEO of Poole Harbour Commissioners, who has taken time out of his busy schedule to address the Institute.

Staff and students are most welcome to attend. The Port has invested heavily in developing now opportunities including dredging and new Quays to enable the port to handle larger ships.  Attracting  larger and more cruise ship visits and developing the Ferry services from the port are both important components of the strategy – so there will be a tourism component in this presentation.

The meeting is taking place in KG 03 and staff and students are most welcome – indeed encouraged to attend.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to any students you feel would benefit from attending

No need to book – just come along and there will also be a light buffet served after the presentation.

Conor Burns, MP for Bournemouth West visited to give a talk entitled ‘Government, Tourism Policy and Brexit’

Conor Burns,  MP for Bournemouth West (which includes BU) visited on 13 Feb 2017 to give a talk entitled ‘Government, Tourism Policy and Brexit’ to final year BA Tourism Management undergraduates.  Conor shared his experiences on the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee, arguing that while the tourism industry is one of the biggest sectors of the economy (and employs more people than the automotive industry) it is not successful at speaking with one voice, unlike other industries.  

Conor

He also suggested that responsibility for tourism would be better moved to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy to reflect its importance. Conor also discussed the implications of Brexit for tourism, arguing that the fundamentals of why tourists visit the UK will not change after the country exits the EU.  The session was followed by a lively and wide-ranging question and answer session.  Afterwards, students were enthusiastic about the session, with many wanting to examine Brexit in more detail in their assignments.    

see the video https://www.facebook.com/BUSchoolOfTourism/videos/1415631348459220/

The Port of Poole-Finding New Opportunities Date: 22 February 2017 Time: 18:45 – 21:00

The Port of Poole-Finding New Opportunities Date: 22 February 2017  Time: 18:45 – 21:00

Venue:KG03, Talbot Campus of Bournemouth University, Wallisdown Road, Poole,  BH12 5BB

Event Code: HDG0336   CPD Hours: 1.5 hours

https://www.facebook.com/events/186734761802614/

Poole-Harbour-

A reminder that the next meeting of the Chartered Institute of Transport is at Bournemouth University at 18.45 on Wednesday  22 February.

We are delighted to be joined by Jim Stewart CEO of Poole Harbour Commissioners, who has taken time out of his busy schedule to address the Institute.

Staff and students are most welcome to attend. I am sure this will be valuable for students. The Port has invested heavily in developing now opportunities including dredging and new Quays to enable the port to handle larger ships.  Attracting  larger and more cruise ship visits and developing the Ferry services from the port are both important components of the strategy – so there will be a tourism component in this presentation.

The meeting is taking place in KG 03 and staff and students are most welcome – indeed encouraged to attend.

Please feel free to forward this invitation to any students you feel would benefit from attending

No need to book – just come along and there will also be a light buffet served after the presentation.

 

 

Smart Tourism Workshop @eTourism Lab, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Bournemouth University

fusion-building-bournemouth-university_01Smart Tourism Workshop @eTourism Lab, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Bournemouth University Wednesday 22 March 2017 http://ow.ly/t1lv308H73R
Smart Tourism Workshop – Fusion Building FG06
@eTourism Lab, Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Bournemouth University
Wednesday 22 March 2017 – 10:00-17:00 Fusion, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus BH12 5BB, UK
Supported by Digital Town
Smart tourism is changing the competitiveness of tourism destinations and determines their ability to cocreate value for their stakeholders. Through interoperability and interconnectivity of systems tourism destinations will be able to co-create dynamic tourism products for all stakeholders. Smart Cities and Smart Living can bring together the need to use technology innovations to develop regional competitiveness of territories towards Social Innovation & Governance and create value to all stakeholders. Social, technological, economic, democratic and politically innovative processes in cities and regions introduce a wide range of innovative methods and solutions that improve the value cocreation for all stakeholders. Based on emergent smart cities and smart living developments and methodologies smart tourism support mobility, resource availability and allocation, sustainability and quality of life/visits for all stakeholders. Bringing together stakeholders and multidisciplinary expertise from different areas that support smartness will bring provide a comprehensive approach to develop the different areas of smart tourism for the future.
09:30 –10:00 Arrival and networking FG06
10:00-11:30 Smart Tourism Developments
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis eTourismLab Bournemouth University: Smart Tourism Futures
Chris Cooper Founding Director KnowNow : connecting the dots for smart cities
Mark Smith Director Bournemouth Tourism
11:30-13:00 Clusters of Developments & Networking FUSION Building and Focus Group
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis and Malvika Nighojkar : Smart Tourism Focus Group
13:00-14:30 Technological innovations – Best Cases of Smart Tourism
Dr Nigel Willams eTourism Lab Bournemouth University Social media and smartness
Lee Mallon Managing Director Rarely Impossible : Smart Bournemouth
Rob Monster Chief Executive Officer DigitalTown, Inc : Smart destination platforms
14:30-15:00 Break and Networking
15:00-16:30 Tourism Innovations – Ways forward for Smart Tourism
Dr Philip Alford, eTourism Lab Bournemouth University Enterpreneurship and technology
Samantha Robinson, National Tourism Coastal Academy Smart Coast
Jon Weaver, Bournemouth Tourism Smart Tourism and managing mega events
16:30 – 17:00 Conclusions, knowledge cocreation and Ways forward
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis eTourismLab Bournemouth University
The Bournemouth University eTourism Lab explores cutting edge information and communication technologies, alongside e-based strategic management and marketing for the tourism and hospitality industries. The eTourism Lab resides within the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR) in the Department of Tourism and Hospitality, Faculty of Management at Bournemouth University. The eTourism Lab offers global excellence in the field of eTourism in the widest possible sense which includes eTravel, eTransport, eHospitality and eCatering/Food. In addition it researches how social media is becoming critical for organisations to communicate effectively and compete globally. Latest research themes include online reputation and managing brands online; real time business management and marketing social media engagement, co-creation and interaction; augmented reality and gamification. Led by world expert Professor Dimitrios Buhalis the Lab is a research centre of global excellence.
Supported by DigitalTown
DigitalTown empowers governments, businesses and citizens alike. DigitalTown provides a fresh approach to local economic development – one that equips municipalities and small businesses with the means to compete and win locally. DigitalTown empowers governments, businesses and citizens alike. Our Smart City platform consolidates the functionality of popular sites like Google, Amazon, Yelp, TripAdvisor and Expedia into a single, user-friendly mobile and web experience that makes it easy for visitors to connect with local merchants, restaurants and lodging providers. Our cloud-hosted GovSuite admin suite streamlines workflows, and connects stakeholders. We partner with governments to improve quality of life and we deliver platform and tools to promote discovery and use of local merchants. We empower citizens to engage with their public officials, neighbors and the wider community. We Power Smart Cities.
For more information please contact Professor Dimitrios Buhalis eTourism Lab Bournemouth University

Seminar at Bournemouth University: The Chinese Outbound Tourist Market and China¹s National Tourism Diplomatic Policies

Invitation 9 February : Seminar: The Chinese Outbound Tourist Market and China¹s National Tourism Diplomatic Policies

9th February 2017, 11:00-13:00 in SHELLEY Lecture theatre

https://www.facebook.com/events/292151507867892/ 

9th February 2017, 11:00-13:00 in SHELLEY Lecture theatre

Seminar at Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality 

The Chinese Outbound Tourist Market and China’s National Tourism Diplomatic Policies

Professor Tongqian Zou 

School of Tourism Management, Beijing International Studies University, 

Vice Chair Expert Committee, World Tourism Cities Federation, Executive President

The talk will include: 

  • China Tops World in Outbound Tourist Numbers and Spending
  • Characteristics of Chinese Outbound Tourists
  • Overseas Consumption Behaviors of Chinese Tourists
  • Outbound Tourism as a National Diplomatic Tool
  • How to Attract Chinese Outbound Tourists

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Professor Tongqian Zou, Ph.D. in Management, Nanjing University, P. R. China. Professor of Tourism and Strategy, School of Tourism Management, Beijing International Studies University. Professor Zou serves as an assistant to the President, Beijing International Studies University, and Executive Vice President, China Academy of “One Belt and One Road” Strategy. Professor Zou is the Vice Chair of World Tourism Cities Federation Expert Committee, the Vice President of China Tourism Education Association, a member of National MTA Education Steering Committee, Degree Committee of the State Council. He was awarded the honours of “Beijing Great Wall Scholar”, “Beijing Outstanding University Teacher”. Professor Zou is the chief lecturer of the State Fine Course “Tourism Attraction Management”.

He is the chief investigators of numbers of projects, including: “Guidelines for Good Tourism”, sponsored by UNESCO, “Strategic Management for Heritage Tourism Resources in China”, sponsored by China National Fund for Social Sciences, “Destination Brand Gene Selection Based on Placeality: A Case Study of Chang’an-Tianshan Silk Road Heritage Corridor Network”, sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China, etc..

Professor Zou has written or edited 12 books and published over 100 papers in academic or professional journals. Publications include: Study on the Management Pattern of Tourism Attraction in China, Heritage Tourism Management, etc. Professor Zou’s researches focus on destination marketing & management, heritage preservation and tourism, and ‘One Belt and One Road’ geopolitics.

Dr Curtin’s travels to Costa Rica to research ecotourism

It is the 1st November 2016 and I am travelling with 22 students who are on various undergraduate courses encompassing the disciplines of geography, biology and ecology.  Their tutors are Drs. Rick Stafford, Anita Diaz and Philippa Gillingham. We will be visiting a number of projects and habitats whilst on our travels. Using these as case studies, the students must write a critical essay / opinion article of around 2500 words evaluating the benefits and limitations of the conservation projects, and environmental management of the area considering the competing economic and societal demands. Ecotourism is one strategy that destinations use for a supposedly ‘sustainable’ use of natural resources.  With my interest in wildlife and ecotourism, I am there to undertake my own research and to support the discussions on ecotourism.

img_0532So, together, we are 26 people with a love of nature, people and places.  The itinerary is exciting and it promises to be a very good trip…………….

Day 1: Eyes from the sky

Sunrise over Gatwick airport proclaims the beginning of our trip to Costa Rica.  The November morning is calm and bright, and after the usual airport treadmill, we are soon airborne and West bound.  Sat tucked up by the window I watch the south coast of England drift by trying to make out the places I know and love whilst admiring the natural beauty of our coastline.  Having walked a lot of it, I know this South West coast well and yet the topography is so difficult to recognise from the air. Eventually, I say goodbye to the bright autumn colours as land becomes ocean and the view from 32,000 feet becomes white cloud framed by the distinct blue hues of the space above our beautiful planet.

With the lights dimmed and the blinds down, the Atlantic crossing passes until at last we can see from the on-board maps that we are above land. A bird’s eye view of the Caribbean reveals a paint pallet of ocean blues, luminous greens and white cotton wool clouds as we fly over Cuba and above tiny islands; atolls of turquoise, sapphire and gold. Uninhabited worlds fringed with coral reefs.img_0571

There is something quite unreal about air travel.  Not having your feet on the ground, the betwixt and between of being here and then there, and the endless hours to kill allows time to while away; perhaps with a film or a book, or maybe just space for thoughts…. to ponder how we came to this point, the privilege, and the fortune to be able to travel.  Time drags and time stops in this liminal space whilst our busy, mundane lives are left at the airport. Maybe this personal space… this stopping…this ’empty’ time to just be and to contemplate where we are in life, is what people seek from travel and why tourism is the first thing people do with increased prosperity.

It is not long from Cuba before we are soaring over Costa Rica’s Atlantic coast.  My first impression is an intermittent blanket of dark green visible through sudden breaks in exotic grey clouds.  As it is such a thin country it is also possible to see the white fringe of the Pacific Ocean as it graces the black volcanic shores. Both shorelines give off a completely different hue to the previous brightness of the Caribbean islands, Costa Rica today is dark grey and green.  Unfortunately, the rainstorms mean a delayed landing, causing the plane to draw large, endless figures of eight over this eerie emerald land waiting for the storms to recede. Round and round until at last we land.

Once out of the airport we are met by our guide and we pile into an old quaint bus to make our way along the Pan American Highway to our little hotel in San Jose.  The city is extremely busy; congested with traffic, and appears like a typical central American city.  Eventually we arrive at our clean and charming hotel.  There is good food, warm hospitality, time for a beer, a hot shower and a very welcome bed.  It is amazing how tiring doing nothing actually is.

 

Sarah Price a Bournemouth University PhD student has been awarded the best PhD paper at the conference of the European Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (EuroCHRIE).

A Bournemouth University PhD student has been awarded the best PhD paper at the conference of the European Council on Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Education (EuroCHRIE).

Sarah Price PhD award

Sarah Price presented her research on the European project FoodSMART, an innovative technical menu solution that enables informed consumer choice when eating out. It takes into account individual characteristics, such as culture and dietary requirements as well as product specifications, leading to personalised food recommendations.

The conference took place in Budapest where Sarah was up against strong international competition with over 100 other papers presented. Sarah was awarded a certificate and a prize of 500 Euros.

On her award win, Sarah said: “I have really enjoyed my PhD and receiving such an amazing award at the end of my journey an incredible recognition of my work and shows that all the hard work has paid off.”

Seminar The Chinese Outbound Tourist Market and China’s National Tourism Diplomatic Policies

9th February 2017, 11:00-13:00 in SHELLEY Lecture theatre
https://www.facebook.com/events/292151507867892/
Seminar The Chinese Outbound Tourist Market and China’s National Tourism Diplomatic Policies
Professor Tongqian Zou (School of Tourism Management, Beijing International Studies University, Vice Chair Expert Committee, World Tourism Cities Federation, Executive President).

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9th February 2017, 11:00-13:00 in SHELLEY Lecture theatre

Seminar The Chinese Outbound Tourist Market and China’s National Tourism Diplomatic Policies

Professor Tongqian Zou (School of Tourism Management, Beijing International Studies University, Vice Chair Expert Committee, World Tourism Cities Federation, Executive President).

The talk will include:
China Tops World in Outbound Tourist Numbers and Spending
Characteristics of Chinese Outbound Tourists
Overseas Consumption Behaviors of Chinese Tourists
Outbound Tourism as a National Diplomatic Tool
How to Attract Chinese Outbound Tourists
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Professor Tongqian Zou, Ph.D. in Management, Nanjing University, P. R. China. Professor of Tourism and Strategy, School of Tourism Management, Beijing International Studies University. Professor Zou serves as an assistant to the President, Beijing International Studies University, and Executive Vice President, China Academy of “One Belt and One Road” Strategy.

Professor Zou is the Vice Chair of World Tourism Cities Federation Expert Committee, the Vice President of China Tourism Education Association, a member of National MTA Education Steering Committee, Degree Committee of the State Council. He was awarded the honours of “Beijing Great Wall Scholar”, “Beijing Outstanding University Teacher”. Professor Zou is the chief lecturer of the State Fine Course “Tourism Attraction Management”.

He is the chief investigators of numbers of projects, including: “Guidelines for Good Tourism”, sponsored by UNESCO, “Strategic Management for Heritage Tourism Resources in China”, sponsored by China National Fund for Social Sciences, “Destination Brand Gene Selection Based on Placeality: A Case Study of Chang’an-Tianshan Silk Road Heritage Corridor Network”, sponsored by National Natural Science Foundation of China, etc..

Professor Zou has written or edited 12 books and published over 100 papers in academic or professional journals. Publications include: Study on the Management Pattern of Tourism Attraction in China, Heritage Tourism Management, etc. Professor Zou’s researches focus on destination marketing & management, heritage preservation and tourism, and ‘One Belt and One Road’ geopolitics.