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Dr Sean Beer on BBC radio discussing the impact of the snow and storm Emma on food supplies in supermarkets.

This morning Dr Sean Beer was much in demand on BBC radio discussing the impact of the snow and storm Emma on food supplies in supermarkets.  Sean maintained that pictures from across the UK of empty supermarket shelves were just another example of the vulnerability of our food supply chains.  This was hot on the heels of ‘nugget’ shortages and problems with meat supply to other high street eateries.  Sean described a food supply chain that was long, complicated and therefore at risk of disruption, with half of a supermarkets food on the shelves and half in lorries on the way to the shops.

Having said this by the end of the week consumers will have forgotten the shortages, just as they have forgotten foot and mouth and the horsemeat scandal.  What is needed is a wholesale review of the food systems that underpin our lives; from economic, social and environmental perspectives, but people have short memories and do they really care?  After all, as Sean Says, if he came up to you and asked to put his fingers in your mouth you would call a policeman; yet every day we put food into our mouths without a second thought as to where it has come from!

 

Bournemouth University ranked 8th In the new QS World University Rankings for Hospitality & Leisure Management  https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2018/hospitality-leisure-management 

Bournemouth University ranked 8th In the new QS World University Rankings for Hospitality & Leisure Management

https://www.topuniversities.com/university-rankings/university-subject-rankings/2018/hospitality-leisure-management 

Cutting Edge Research – Awarded Student Research Assistantships

Awarded Student Research Assistantships

The following projects have been awarded for the summer round of the Student Research Assistantship (SRA) scheme. Projects are open for applications and students can apply via MyCareerHub using the links below.

This summer programme is for 120 hours work between May and 31st July 2018 and is open to all undergraduate and postgradaute-taught students from all faculties, who have grades of over 70%.

Blockchain and its potential to transform business operating models in tourism and hospitality – Student Research Assistant – Dr Viachaslau Filimonau

Student Research Assistant: Food donations in the UK grocery retail sector – The role of local charities – Dr Viachaslau Filimonau

Food waste collection and recycling by local councils in England: identifying ‘best practice’ models – Student Research Assistant– Dr Viachaslau Filimonau

Traveling with Diabetes – Student Research Assistant– Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis

Please promote these vacancies to students where applicable.  All jobs are live on MyCareerHub, our Careers & Employability online careers tool.  You will need to use your staff/student credentials to login.

Please do look out for SRA updates on the BU Research Blog.

If you have any questions about this scheme, please contact Charlene Parrish, Student Project Bank Coordinator, on 61281 or email sra@bournemouth.ac.uk.

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis spoke about the future of tourism and how technology will shape the developments at the European Committee of the Regions on Thursday 22 February in Brussel

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis spoke about the future of tourism and how technology will shape the developments at the European Committee of the Regions on Thursday 22 February in Brussels · as part of the InvestEU event on the EU Tourism of Tomorrow as part of the #EUIndustryDay #SafeDigitalTourism All the info: ow.ly/67Im30i9UH1

 

Student Research Assistantships jobs

Student Research Assistantships jobs

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis contributes to the “INVESTING IN THE EUROPEAN TOURISM OF TOMORROW” workshop 22nd of February 2018 Brussels

“INVESTING IN THE EUROPEAN TOURISM OF TOMORROW”

Thursday 22nd of February 2018 Brussels 

Venue: European Committee of the Regions (Building Jacques Delors) – Room JDE51 

Belliardstraat 99-101, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

Investing in the European Tourism of Tomorrow

The Digitalisation and Safety for Tourism partnership, supported by NECSTouR, organises the workshop “Investing in the European Tourism of Tomorrow” in the framework of the European Industry Week.

This workshop aims at stimulating the debate on building public private investment to boost the tourism business resilience, workforce skills and entrepreneurship, through digitalisation, research and cross-cutting innovation, as a response to the tourism of tomorrow challenges.

Tourism is the third economic activity in the EU accounting for 10% of GDP and 12% of total employment. Enhancing the competitiveness and fluent operations of businesses, to improve the productivity as well as to increase the traveller’s feeling of safety and security is a common concern. Safety and security are global megatrends in tourism business, along with digitalisation, sharing economy and authentic experiences.

Key topics for debate are:

  • What is the tourism of the future and how Europe must be prepared for it?
  • Business intelligence for tourism operators: what data for customised products? what data for destination managers?
  • Market trends: how to reply to dynamic and pattern breaking demand?
  • Building resilience and security: how to anticipate? how to mitigate?
  • Reasons for investing in sustainability (climate change, green mobility): what return for investment?

The workshop “Investing in the European Tourism of Tomorrow” counts with the support of Mr. Hanspeter Wagner, Mayor of the Municipality of Breitenwang, Member of the Committee of the Regions and rapporteur of the opinion Tourism as a driving force for regional cooperation across the EU as well as the Natural Resources Commission of the Committee of the Regions.

PROGRAMME

10:00 – 10:30 Participants registration and welcome coffee

10:30 – 10:40 OPENING

Welcome by Mr. Christof KIENEL, Head of the Natural Resources Commission, European Committee of the Regions

Opening speech by Mr. István UJHELYI, Member of the European Parliament, Vice-chair of the Committee for Transport and Tourism and Chairman of the Tourism Task Force

Introduction by the moderator:

• Mrs. Claudia MONTEIRO DE AGUIAR, Member of the European Parliament, Transport and Tourism Committee, SMEs Europe Vice President 

10:40 – 12:15 OPINION PLATFORM: “THE EUROPEAN TOURISM OF TOMORROW: TRENDS AND JOINT RESPONSES”

 Prof. Dimitrios BUHALIS, Head of Department Tourism and Hospitality, Bournemouth University, UK

• Mrs. Véronique CORDUANT, Director Public Policy – Europe Trip Advisor

• Mr. Eduardo SANTANDER, Executive Director of the European Travel Commission and Chairman of the Manifesto “European Tourism for Growth and Jobs”

• Mr. Juan Jesús GARCÍA SANCHEZ, Head of Public Policy at Amadeus

• Mr. Christoph KLENNER, Secretary General of ETTSA – European Technology and Travel Services Association

Discussion with the audience 

12:15 – 12:45 “WHAT SUPPORT FROM THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS?”

• Mrs. Ana-Claudia TAPARDEL, Member of the European Parliament Transport and Tourism Committee and co-chair of the Intergroup Tourism and Cultural Heritage

• Mrs. Anna ATHANASOPOULOU, Head of Tourism Unit DG Growth, European Commission 

12:45 – 13:00 CONCLUSIONS

• Mr. Patrick TORRENT, Presidency of NECSTouR

• Mrs. Claudia MONTEIRO DE AGUIAR, Member of the European Parliament, Transport and Tourism Committee, SMEs Europe Vice President

Yeyen Sinarta : Take your next step with a postgraduate degree

Take your next step with a postgraduate degree

BU alumna Yeyen Sinarta, who studied MSc Tourism Management and Marketing, talks about her postgraduate course and how it is has helped her gain new skills and a global perspective.

Why did you choose this university and course?

BU has an excellent reputation for its Tourism School and I chose to study MSc Tourism Management and Marketing to learn about eTourism. In addition to that, the work placement scheme, great scholarship options and the international opportunities were the three key reasons I wanted to study at BU.

How has the university supported you during your course?

BU has done an amazing job to support me by providing a wide range of study and IT skills, one-to-one CV and work interview consultation, as well as direct involvement with key industry practitioners.

I have been lucky enough to receive three fully-funded international trips and have had opportunities to learn about culture and entrepreneurship in China, present my dissertation project in Indonesia and volunteer as a social media assistant at a conference in Portugal.

BU’s internal career system has helped me to secure a placement as a social media executive in a local company. All of this support has benefitted me with an important skill set to be an outstanding global talent in today’s highly competitive workforce.

 What are your plans for after graduation?

I would love to continue working and living in the UK. Bournemouth is a beautiful town and I love being here. My plan is to get a managerial role in social media or digital marketing field, but I’m also considering to do a PhD if a good opportunity arises.

Find out where postgraduate study could take you. Book an Open Day.

 

Conor Burns MP will be doing a session on Brexit and the impact to the UK tourism industry

Conor Burns MP will be doing a session on Brexit and the impact to the UK tourism industry at the Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality on Tuesday 13 February 2018 between 12:00 and 14:00.

Great Tourism and Hospitality courses start at Bournemouth University  28 February – 16 March 2018. 

Great Tourism and Hospitality courses start in a couple of weeks at Bournemouth University 

As you know we organise the Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Professional courses 28 February – 16 March 2018. 

The purpose of these courses is primarily to provide cutting edge training and knowledge cocreation to our regional and national economy and support the development of the professional of the future.It is critical for business and the tourism destination to ensure that supervisors and managers are also trained for career progression, retention, continuity and succession planning. At the macro level the more people that understand the principles and practice of hospitality and tourism management and the more they collaborate the more we can enhance smartness and agility.

At Bournemouth University we are developing these courses to contribute to the competitiveness of the region and to support the development of organisations. We also use them as an opportunity to meet industry executives, manager and supervisors so we can discuss knowledge cocreation through research, placements as well as casual, seasonal, graduate employment for our students. As you know we treat the destination as our laboratory where we create innovation and critical thinking towards tourism and hospitality for the future. 

Please encourage and support your staff to register for the Bournemouth University Tourism and Hospitality Professional Courses 28 February – 16 March 2018

As you can see we have very low prices and preferential rates for participants and the organisations that do many of these in the three weeks that we run the courses 

Course details – www.bournemouth.ac.uk/tourism-hospitality-shortcourses  

Brochure https://tinyurl.com/BUTHProfessionalCourses  

Bookings – https://tourismandhospitalitycoursesbu.eventbrite.co.uk/

please join us, send us your staff and help us promote the courses to the tourism and hospitality community locally towards developing the professionalism and agility of the region