New VegPlus project starts in Santa Catarina, Brazil

Heather Hartwell and Jeff Bray with the VegPlus team start VegPlus_Project in Santa Catarina, #Brazil

 

Project is looking at the best practice of vegetable supply to address Brazil’s Food and Nutrition Security challenges of poor diet and sustainability.

 

Council for Hospitality Management Education CHME 2018 Conference  http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME 22-25 May 2018 @Bournemouth University

We look forward to welcome you to the

Council for Hospitality Management Education CHME 2018 Conference  http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME22-25 May 2018 @Bournemouth University

More than 22 Invited speakers from around the world, 60 research papers and posters, 30 PhD students and a comprehensive industry programme will facilitate great knowledge cocreation.

It will be an incredible conference and a celebration of Hospitality Management

Register on https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/council-for-hospitality-management-education-2018-tickets-37838282321?_eboga=1432924771.1496672768&_eboga=1715778101.1516471310#tickets 

Provisional programme

https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/CHME2018Programme.pdf

Please book accommodation early on https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/about/our-faculties/faculty-management/our-departments/department-tourism-hospitality/chme-conference-2018/venue-transport-accommodation  as this is a high demand period 

 

There is a great social and networking programme 

SOCIAL AND NETWORKING PROGRAMME 

Monday 21 May 2018          PrePreconference Day Get together – Revolution 163-167 Old Christchurch Rd, 

Tuesday 22 May 2018          Preconference Day –  The Overcliff, Suncliff Hotel, 29 East Overcliff Drive, BH1 3AG 

Wednesday 23 May 2018   First Day – Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum & Real Greek Bournemouth BH2

Thursday 24 May 2018        Second Day – CHME CELEBRATION Key West Bar and Grill, Bournemouth Pier

Friday 25 May 2018              Third Day – Farewell party and Cocktails Koh Thai Lounge Bournemouth

Look forward to welcoming you 

Guest presentation Strategic tourism planning in practice: the case of Porto, Portugal Tuesday, 24 April, 3-4pm, F108  Dr. Carla Pinto Cardoso, Portuguese Catholic University

Guest presentation Strategic tourism planning in practice: the case of Porto, Portugal

Tuesday, 24 April, 3-4pm, F108 

Dr. Carla Pinto Cardoso, Portuguese Catholic University

Porto, the second largest city of Portugal, is increasingly becoming an important European tourism destination. In 2017, after the 9th consecutive year of above-average growth, the city enjoyed its best performance ever in terms of number of international arrivals and tourist spending. Alongside this boom, Porto has won various international awards, such as the award for Top 

European Tourism Destination (2012, 2014, 2017), and was nominated for three categories of the World Travel Awards: Best European Destination; Europe’s Best City Break; and Best Tourist Attraction. In this presentation, the key factors that contributed to the current success of Porto will be examined. In addition, the methodological steps and strategic approaches underpinning the design of Porto’s tourism Plan wwill be reviewed. The presentation will contribute to a better understanding of tourism planning at the regional level, since many of the points raised from Porto’s experience have a more general application to other cities experiencing growth in tourism or seeking to develop this sector.

 

The presentation is divided into 6 sub-topics:

·      Sub topic 1: The Portuguese Tourism governance (national and regional context)

·      Sub topic 2: The vision, strategy and Regional Tourism Directives for the Horizon 2027

·      Sub topic 3: Tourism in Porto and North of Portugal: diagnosis

·      Sub topic 4: The major challenges in the tourism destination to which the Strategic Plan must respond.

·      Sub topic 5: Strategic plan: methodological approach

·      Sub topic 6: Lessons from Porto

Carla Pinto Cardoso holds a PhD in Economics of Tourism from Bournemouth University (UK) and is currently the Head of the Tourism and Heritage Department in the Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences at the Portuguese Catholic University (Braga Campus). Since 2015, she is also a senior tourism consultant at Sigma Team Consulting, where she was involved the design of the strategic plan for the Porto Tourism Board. Her research and publications interests include focus on tourism impacts and planning and strategic studies. 

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis presentation on Smart Tourism and Greek Tourism and helping the Hotel Managers Association of Rhodes, Greece

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis presentation on Smart Tourism and Greek Tourism and helping the Hotel Managers Association of Rhodes, Greece to develop their hospitality competitiveness #buhalis #greek #tourism #smart #tourism #technology #smarttourism #tiexountaermakaipsofane #presentation

Dimitrios Buhalis live from Rhodes on Smart Tourism and Quality Tourism

Posted by Dimitrios Buhalis on Saturday, 14 April 2018

 

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis presentation on the Smart Tourism and Greek Tourism and helping the Hotel Managers Association of Rhodes to develop their hospitality competitiveness #buhalis #greek #tourism #smart #tourism #technology

https://www.facebook.com/buhalis/videos/10156122396657527/

Sal Gowili, General Manager at The Ritz Hotel London will be one of the invited speakers at the CHME2018 conference 

Sal Gowili, General Manager at The Ritz Hotel London will be one of the invited speakers at the CHME2018 conference 

With a passion and broad knowledge of the luxury hotel business, Sal joined The Ritz in 2011 as Front of House Manager, before quickly progressing to Rooms Division Manager. He was appointed Hotel Manager in 2013 and General Manager in 2016. In his capacity as General Manager of The Ritz London, Mr Gowili continues to build on the hotel’s 110 years reputation and its legendary service, known as the byword for luxury and elegance, while maintaining its position amongst the great hotels of the world and at the forefront of the London hotel market.

The Ritz enjoys one of London’s best locations overlooking The Royal Green Park. Mr Gowili oversees the hotel’s 136 rooms and suites, The Ritz Restaurant, The Palm Court, The Rivoli Bar and private dining rooms of the adjoining 18th century William Kent House, and manages a team of over 300 colleagues. Under his leadership The Ritz London has achieved outstanding revenue growth, whilst maintaining the very highest levels of guest service. Prior to joining The Ritz, Sal obtained a degree in Chemical Engineering and spent 11 years in various management positions within Red Carnation Hotel Company, with his first management position in the 5* flagship property: The Milestone Hotel, after moving from Hilton Park Lane.

22-25 May 2018 Council for Hospitality Management Education CHME 2018 Conference Bournemouth University http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME

Provisional programme https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/CHME2018Programme.pdf

 

 

12 Journal Editors will join Bournemouth University prestigious CHME2018 conference

12 Journal Editors will join Bournemouth University prestigious CHME2018 conference

27th Council for Hospitality Management Education (CHME) Annual Research Conference –
Innovation in Hospitality: connecting all stakeholders to deliver memorable experiences
22-25 May 2018 Bournemouth University, UK  www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME

Professor Levent Altinay, Editor in Chief, Service Industries Journal, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Professor Clayton Barrows Editor of the International Journal of Hospitality & Tourism Administration, University of New Hampshire, USA
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Editor in Chief, Tourism Review, Bournemouth University, UK
Professor Cihan Cobanoglu Editor in Chief Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, University of South Florida, USA
Professor Ulrike Gretzel Associate Editor, Annals of Tourism Research,  University of Southern California, USA
Professor Jay Kandampully, Editor, Journal of Service Management, Ohio State University, USA
Dr Peter Lugosi,  Reviews Editor, Hospitality & Society, Oxford Brookes University, UK
Professor Fevzi Okumus, Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, University of Central Florida, USA
Professor Hanqin Qiu,Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Quality Assurance in Hospitality and Tourism, Nankai University, China
Dr Ioannis Pantelidis, Co-Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Tourism and Hospitality Research, University of Brighton, UK
Professor Bruce Tracey, Editor-in-Chief, Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Cornell University, USA
Professor Perry Hobson, Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Vacation Marketing, Taylor’s University, Malaysia

They will hold two workshops during the conference 

Tuesday 22 May 16:00-17:30 Research Publication Retreat Meet the Editor and Publish high impact papers
Friday 25 May 15:30-17:00 Research and Knowledge cocreation, REF2021 and publications

Please contact Dr Hanaa Osman or Professor Dimitrios Buhalis if you are interest in joining CHME2018 or those workshops.

22-25 May 2018 Council for Hospitality Management Education
CHME 2018 Conference Bournemouth University http://www.bournemouth.ac.uk/CHME
Provisional programme https://www1.bournemouth.ac.uk/sites/default/files/asset/document/CHME2018Programme.pdf

Pleased to see BU Alumnus Andrew Foulkes among the six new Master Innholders

BU Alumnus Andrew Foulkes, is the new hotel general manager, Emily Estate and Hadspen House (currently under development) in Somerset.

Until earlier this month, he was general manager at the Abbey hotel, Bath

 

https://www.thecaterer.com/articles/523640/sally-beck-and-andrew-foulkes-among-six-new-master-innholders?utm_source=TheCaterer&utm_campaign=hotels

 

Matt Symonds Regional Managing Director for CH&Co, supports smarter eating app project FoodSMART

Matt Symonds Regional Managing Director for CH&Co, supports smarter eating app project FoodSMART

Matt Symonds (pictured second from  right), an International Hospitality Management alumnus, is Regional Managing Director for CH&Co, which provides the catering at more than 700 locations across the UK and holds a Royal Warrant for catering services to HM Queen.

Matt, who graduated in 2001 and whose career has included managing the catering for venues including Goodwood and Wembley, visited BU to find out more about FoodSMART. This EU-funded project is an industry-academic partnership led by Bournemouth University. The project has developed an app to help caterers share allergen information and customers to make informed food choices. It is targeted at workplace catering, where staff regularly eat prepared meals with little knowledge of their ingredients or nutritional value. The project responds to links made between the rise in ‘eating out’ and rates of obesity.

Matt said: “I am a big fan of technology and exploring how it can be used to improve the way we work. The contract catering industry is extremely competitive, so I am always looking for something that can add value to our clients and differentiate us. I am keen to hear more about FoodSMART and explore how it could be integrated within our business such as ours.

“I am always pleased to engage with BU. There is a real skills shortage in our industry and I want to help develop the next generation of hungry ops managers. I was lucky in having opportunities to grow in my career and I want to do that for others. Working with graduates also brings welcome challenges. They ask questions which prompt us to rethink what we are doing and help us to think differently.”

Professor Heather Hartwell, part of the FoodSMART project team, said: “It is excellent to work with Matt, who brings the perspective of an industry insider to the project. The relationship with CH&Co reflects the university’s strengths in co-creation, by involving a Level 6 consultancy project and a final year dissertation. Both have really added to the research.”