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 »

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 »

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 »

Travel companies need to offer more to attract online market

Two accountancy firms, KPMG and Wilkins Kennedy suggest that the amount of travel companies going bust in 2011 is linked to customers willingness to book online to get a better deal, rather than buy in store. 24 tour operators went into administration last year and more are expected in 2012. Professor Buhalis of Bournemouth University… Read more »

BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2011 World Travel Market, ExCeL, London, Thursday 10th November 2011 – 14.00 to 16.00

BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2011 REGISTER ON : World Travel Market, ExCeL, London, Thursday 10th November 2011 14.00 to 16.00 Room: North Gallery Rooms 6&7 Chaired by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis Bournemouth University tourism experts organise again the BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2011 and engage leading tourism practitioners from around the world on an interactive discussion to examine… Read more »

Planning for Mega Sport Events

With the 2012 games just around the corner there couldn’t be a better time to be at Bournemouth University considering planning, impacts and legacies around mega sports events. Combine this with a Santander Scholarship and PhD student Rami Mhanna looks set to produce world leading research. Rami plans to evaluate the potential of various mega… Read more »