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Bournemouth University Digital Destinations – 60 Businesses Needed – Application Deadline 31st August

Bournemouth University’s School of Tourism has successfully attracted funds from the Economic & Social Research Council to deliver a project “Digital Destinations”. The aim of the project is to capture change in the adoption and use of digital technologies and to develop a strong, competitive local tourism economy. Through increased understanding and use of emerging… Read more »

International Conference on Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability: Profile on Keynote Speaker Professor Richard Butler, University of Strathclyde

The second of our keynote speaker profiles for the International Conference on Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability is Professor Richard Butler, from the University of Strathclyde. Professor Richard Butler has degrees in Geography from Nottingham University and the University of Glasgow and spent thirty years at the University of Western Ontario in Canada, before joining… Read more »

The Director of the UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Department confirms his attendance at the International Conference on ‘Tourism, Climate Change and Sustainability’ (13-14 September) at Bournemouth University

We are delighted to inform that Mr Luigi Cabrini, the Director of the Sustainable Development of Tourism Programme of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has confirmed his attendance at the conference. The Sustainable Tourism Programme contributes to one of the strategic goals of the UNWTO with special focus on the Millennium Development Goals…. Read more »

School of Tourism’s Lorraine Brown on her upcoming Study Leave

Taken from the Bournemouth University Research Blog Writen by Sam Furr Dr Lorraine Brown from the School of Tourism has won funding from the Fusion Investment Fund Study leave strand to do research on literary tourism in both Paris and Berlin, She has been invited to visit the prestigious Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University as… Read more »

Bournemouth University School of Tourism and the National Costal Tourism Academy

On Tuesday 13th August Eric Pickles, MP, Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced the allocation of a Coastal Communities Fund grant to the National Coastal Tourism Academy in Bournemouth. The grant of £2 million will create the world’s only specialist coastal tourism academy, with the aim to turn local expertise into knowledge… Read more »

PhD Success for Maeve Marmion

Last week, after a successful defence of her thesis, Maeve Marmion was awarded her PhD subject to some minor amendments.  Maeve’s PhD titled “Understanding Heritage: Multiple Meanings and Values”, aimed to explore the ways in which people understand and value heritage through a focus on the lay rather than the expert view. Maeve conducted focus… Read more »

BU School of Tourism at the Olympics and Paralympic Games

 With less than a month to go until the Olympics get underway, Bournemouth University School of Tourism is heavily involved in the Games. From Gamesmakers, to Torchbearers, volunteers, venue managers and researchers, the School of Tourism is heavily involved in London 2012. The School of Tourism has 3 lecturers who were nominated to be Torchbearers…. Read more »

Bournemouth University School of Tourism Graduates sought out by employers after taking the E-Marketing unit.

Bournemouth University School of Tourism graduates who undertook the E-Marketing unit in their final year have been sought out for jobs by several online marketing agencies due to their skills gained from the unit. Gemma Cooper who works for atom42, an online marketing agency, directly contacted Dr Philip Alford, the leader of the unit, as… Read more »

Bournemouth University stands out at World Travel Market Workshop

On Friday 22nd June Claire Taylor, Student Experience Administrator, and Anna Jones, Social Media Administrator for the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University attended the World Travel Market workshop in preparation for the World Travel Market in November. The day was attended by exhibitors and PR’s wanting to learn about the best ways to make… Read more »

Greek Euro crisis, does it mean a cheap holiday?

With Greece in the news recently regarding their position in the Euro, Professor John Fletcher, Director, International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research at BU discusses the effects of this on tourism with the potential of cheaper holidays. Prof Fletcher said: ‘The economic crisis has already had a dramatic effect on tourism in Greece with the… Read more »