School of Tourism

National Coastal Tourism Academy Director is a BU Graduate

The National Coastal Tourism Academy has named Tourism Studies graduate Samantha Richardson as its new director. A high-flyer, Samantha has a wealth of experience in the tourism industry, most recently as Business Development Manager for Shore Operations at Carnival UK, the world’s largest cruise line operator. She has also work for P&O Cruises, Salisbury Cathedral,… Read more »

Janet Dickinson begins work on the 6th Sense campsite app

School of Tourism lecturer Janet Dickinson has been working on a research project with other academics called The 6th Transport project and they have recently started trails of the 6th Sense campsite app. The RCUK funded project is designed to explore new ways to bring about more sustainable transport. The research vision is to understand… Read more »

A year since we were all watching the Olympics!

Event Management Lecturer Debbie Sadd is undertaking a research project which involves interviewing volunteers from London 2012. Debbie was not only a Games Maker but also a Torch Bearer for London 2012. Although it is a year since many people volunteered at the Games, Debbie along with her colleague Dr Ana Adi from the Media… Read more »

Barbara Neuhofer awarded ITT PhD Student of the Year Prize at ITT’s Annual Chairman’s Summer Cocktails

Last week Barbara Neuhofer was awarded the ITT PhD Student of the Year prize during the ITT’s Annual Chairman’s Summer Cocktails. Barbara was nominated by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, who has worked closely with Barbara in the e-Tourism lab. This is Dimitrios’ 2nd student in a row that has received the prestigious award as his PhD… Read more »

Dr Tim Breitbarth and a final year Sports Management student win best paper at the Academy of Marketing Conference 2013

Back in early July Dr Tim Breitbarth attended the Academy of Marketing Conference 2013 hosted by the University of South Wales in Cardiff. Tim presented the paper “Downstream indirect reciprocity: explaining and measuring consumer reactions to sport clubs’ corporate social responsibility activities” which was co-authored by himself, Dr Stefan Walzel, German Sport University, Cologne and John… Read more »

First International Meeting UNWTO.TedQual Students’ Advisory Board

Bournemouth University will be hosting the first meeting of the UNWTO.TedQual Students’ Advisory Board from September 4th-6th 2013. The Advisory Board has been created with the goal to learn from and share with future tourism professionals their thoughts, worries, aspirations and commitments once accessing the labour market. To this aim, students from around the world… Read more »

Making Waves: The International Conference on Events and 10th AEME Forum

Last week Bournemouth University School of Tourism hosted the International Conference on Events (ICE) and 10th AEME Forum. The conference was attended by event management academics from around the world and also several key members of event management industry and associations. The 3 day conference was opened by the Vice Chancellor of Bournemouth University John… Read more »

Barbara Neuhofer selected as this year’s ITT PhD Student of the Year

Last week it was announced that Barbara Neuhofer had been selected as this year’s ITT PhD Student of the Year. Barbara was nominated by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, who has worked closely with Barbara in the e-Tourism lab. This is Dimitrios’ 2nd student in a row that has received the prestigious award as his PhD student… Read more »

Andrew Hares PhD Success

Back in Early June, Andrew Hares was awarded his PhD due to some minor changes. His examiners commended Andrew on his research and were impressed by the quality of the thesis. Andrew’s thesis was titled “Tourist understanding of and engagement with the climate change impacts of holidays” and a brief description is included below: The… Read more »