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Dr Philip Alford contributes to The Future of Tourism in Post-Brexit Britain: Exploring Opportunities and Meeting Challenges at National and Local Levels

Dr Philip Alford contributes to The Future of Tourism in Post-Brexit Britain: Exploring Opportunities and Meeting Challenges at National and Local Levels

Date: Tuesday 20th March 2018 Time: 10:15am — 4:30pm Venue: Grange Wellington Hotel

http://www.publicpolicyexchange.co.uk/events/IC20-PPE

Key Speakers

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Kurt Janson, Director, Tourism Alliance
https://visitbristol.co.uk/
Kathyrn Davis, Head of Tourism Affairs, Visit Bristol
https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/staff/john-swarbrooke
Professor John Swarbrooke, Associate Dean – International, Plymouth Global, University of Plymouth
http://www.ukinbound.org/
Deirdre Wells OBE, Chief Executive, UKInbound
http://www.coventry.ac.uk/
Dr Adi Weidenfeld, Senior lecturer in tourism management, Coventry University
http://www.swansea.ac.uk/
Professor Nigel Morgan, Head of Business Management Department, Swansea University
http://www.londonandpartners.com/
Andrew Cooke, Chief Operating Office and Deputy Chief Executive, London & Partners
https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/
Dr Philip Alford, Senior Lecturer, Bournemouth University

Join the STEEP Workshops & Kickstart Days on Wednesday 14th March

Join the STEEP Workshops & Kickstart Days on Wednesday 14th March – Book here 

 Delivered by industry professionals, our STEEP workshops are designed specifically for you – our Faculty of Management students. The graduate job market is hugely competitive and your CV needs to stand out from the crowd and properly showcase your skills. In liaison with your Programme Leaders and industry experts, we’ve identified the key skills that are invaluable to you when applying for your first graduate roles or for your placement.
Places on these STEEP workshops are limited so book fast and kickstart your career today.

https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/our-faculties/faculty-management/student-talent-employability-engagement-programme/workshops-kickstart-days

Kickstart Days

Kickstart days aim to provide you with snippets of key information to help you kickstart your journey into your first graduate role. Key speakers from inside and outside BU will provide you with the tools and knowhow to aid you in this journey.

They featured the following skills and competencies:

  • LinkedIn & Video Interviewing
  • Networking Skills
  • Professional Etiquette
  • Leadership Skills
  • Executive Image

Join the L7 Kickstart day :

An inspirational talk from Russ Taplin, BU Alumni and local Entrepreneur followed by professional training workshops in Networking Skills and Professional Etiquette – all designed to help level 7 students stand out from the crowd when they go into their first graduate roles!  The session will then be followed by two workshops covering essential skills that employers are looking for:

Networking Skills – facilitated by Jodi Goldman, Personal Impact Specialist
Professional Etiquette – facilitated by Piran Littleton from Dale Carnegie

The Level 7 Kickstart Day will take place on Wednesday 14th March – Book here 


Workshops for Level 7 students

These workshops have been designed specifically for Level 7 students looking to gain additional professional skills and qualifications to improve employability.

Personal development


Workshops for Level 6 students

The workshops listed below are exclusively designed for final year Faculty of Management students to help you secure your first graduate level job. If you are a second year, level 5 students, please see below for workshops designed for you.

Professionally certified workshops

Professionally Certified IT Qualifications (Self-Managed Learning) 

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) is a recognised qualification that allows you to validate and document your working knowledge of essential Microsoft programmes on your CV. It will allow you to present yourself as truly knowledgeable and differentiate yourself in the competitive graduate job market.

The following exams are available: Word / Excel / Powerpoint / Outlook / Access

For more information and to book, visit MyCareerHub.

BU and employer workshops

Personal development

Skills development


Workshops for Level 5 students

The workshops listed below are exclusively designed for second year Faculty of Management students to help prepare you for finding a placement job. If you are a final year, level 6 student, please see above for workshops designed for you.

Personal development

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