Professor Dimitrios Buhalis

Professional Development Courses for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector start at Bournemouth University

Professional Development Courses for the Tourism and Hospitality Sector have started at Bournemouth University Book now In the Department of Tourism and Hospitality, we pride ourselves on the cutting edge knowledge and professional excellence we cultivate. The combination of staff expertise and enthusiasm, knowledge excellence and co-creation with industry, generate innovation and best professional practice…. Read more »

New article on Disruption technologies in the tourism industry

ORIGINAL RESEARCH Hsu, A.,  King, B., Wang, D., Buhalis, D.,  2016, In-destination tour products and the disrupted tourism industry: progress and prospects, Information Technology & Tourism, Vol 17, pp.1-21. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40558-016-0067-y   and https://goo.gl/ntNBA1  Abstract  Established inbound tour operators (ITOs) are being challenged by emerging competitors that have embraced technology-enabled innovations, including aspects that are associated with… Read more »

New paper Boes, K., Buhalis, D., Inversini, A., 2016, Smarttourism destinations: ecosystems for tourism destination competitiveness”,International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 2(2), pp.108 – 124 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-12-2015-0032

New research paper  Boes, K., Buhalis, D., Inversini, A., 2016, Smarttourism destinations: ecosystems for tourism destination competitiveness”,International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 2(2), pp.108 – 124  http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-12-2015-0032 Abstract Grounded in service-dominant (S-D) logic, the purpose of this paper is to explore the core components of smartness to present a framework for the development of the smart… Read more »

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis will be keynoting at the National Congress of Hotel Management in Cali, Colombia, invited by COTELCO, the Hotel and Tourism Association of Colombia

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Head of Department of Tourism and Hospitality Bournemouth University will be keynoting at the National Congress of Hotel Management in Cali, Colombia, 30 September invited by COTELCO, the Hotel and Tourism Association of Colombia to address their annual congress. http://pre172.wix.com/congreso-2016#!programa/xmtut He will discuss Intelligent Tourism and the impacts of Smartness on Tourism and Hospitality.

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis on technology for accessible tourism

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis contributed to the the Europe Without Barriers project. Here is an interview on how technology can provide tools for accessible disability tourism : Innovations on smart technologies, cocreation, Internet of Things, bigdata See https://youtu.be/tx_njTKTK-M     EWB conference “Accessible Tourism: Opportunity for All” on 21 and 22 March 2016.   You can find some information… Read more »

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis contributes to the EUROPE WITHOUT BARRIERS : “Accessible Tourism: Opportunity for All” 21-22 March 2016

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis contributes to the EUROPE WITHOUT BARRIERS : “Accessible Tourism: Opportunity for All”  conference at Lucignano Italy 21-22 March 2016 EUROPE WITHOUT BARRIERS Project co-financed by the European Commission “Accessible Tourism: Opportunity for All” 21-22 March 2016 at 9:00 Venue: Rosini Theatre, Via Rosini 25, Lucignano (AR) – Tuscany – Italy Accommodation: “I Girasoli”, Località Selve… Read more »

Tourism Authority of Thailand partnership with BU

A delegation from the Tourism Authority of Thailand came to Bournemouth University on 12 March to discuss developing a partnership with our School of Tourism. The Thai party included Manit Boonchim, the Executive Director of the Planning Department. Professor Dimitrios Buhalis from the School of Tourism said: “This is a great opportunity for cooperation between… Read more »

eTourism innovations in the Digital era event as part of the Festival of Learning

Monday, 10 June 2013 from 13:30 to 18:30 (BST)  The Digital Era requires tourism organisations and destinations to use Information Communication Technologies and adopt eTourism innovations to strengthen their competitiveness. This free event, which is part of the Festival of Learning, gives the opportunity to show case research undertaken by the eTourism Lab at the… Read more »

Enter 2013

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, president of IFITT (International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism) is currently at Enter 2013, an annual conference organised by IFITT. The ENTER conference, organised by IFITT, offers a worldwide and unique forum for attendees from academia, industry, government, and other organizations to actively exchange, share, and challenge state-of-the-art research… Read more »