BU eTourismLab members latest research in eTourism, Smartness, Information and Communication Technologies for Tourism an other topics.
Welcome to the BU eTourism Lab
09:00 -13:00 Tuesday 28th June,
Kimmeridge House, Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus Bournemouth, BH12 5BB
The Internet of Things, Big Data, wearable technology and augmented reality are just a handful of the technological innovations driving change in our business and personal lives. To stay competitive, the tourism industry needs to understand, respond to and harness these opportunities. Research from Bournemouth University into Smart Tourism Destinations can help organisations to take advantage of new developments and strengthen both their strategies and competitiveness.
Smart destinations: Developing Smart – A case study
Watch the most significant workshops, presentations and interviews in eTourism and Smart Tourism produced by Bournemouth University eTourism Lab members
– See more at: http://blogs.bournemouth.ac.uk/etourismlab/media/videos/
Expedia @Bournemouth University Lecture and Recruitment Round –
Wednesday 20th April 2016 Lees Lecture Theatre
Bournemouth University Department of Tourism and Hospitality welcomes Expedia and look forward to great collaboration
13:00-14:00 Online Travel Market and Revenue Management – trends, opportunities, challenges, ways forward
Public lecture by Elena Quijano Expedia Area Manager
LEES LECTURE THEATRE
1400-15:00 EXPEDIA company presentation
LEES LECTURE THEATRE
1500-1600 D234 Networking with Expedia
1600-1700 D234 Interviews for placements and graduate jobs
1700 Debriefing – taking the collaboration forward and farewell
EPSRC Balance Network Event: Digital Work Life Balance:
“Going off the Grid” Can employees really switch off during travel?
9th March 2016, DepTH, Bournemouth University
Do we ever switch off our phones? Are we constantly checking emails while we are on holiday? Do we pay more attention to our online social networks that our current surroundings? Should we take a rest from 24/7 connection?
These were just some of the questions that were raised and debated during a recent half-day seminar exploring the implications of technology on our work-life balance.
Organised by Dr. Barbara Neuhofer and Professor Adele Ladkin from the Department of Tourism and Hospitality, the seminar was funded by the EPSRC’s ‘Balance Network’, a network of researchers interested in understanding and exploring work-life balance in the digital age. The event specifically sought to understand how technology affects our ability to take a rest from work, and how we might better understand the implications of the 24/7 culture for both individuals and organisations. Continue reading
EPSRC Balance Network
‘Going off the grid’: Can employees really switch off during travel?
9th of March 2016, 12.00-17.00 at Bournemouth University
Technologies have had a massive impact on society and transformed how we work, live and experience travel. Social and mobile technologies have particularly enabled people to connect on an unprecedented scale, with any device, anywhere and at any time. While technologies enhance our professional and private lives in numerous ways, there is increasing evidence that people are no longer ‘switching off’. Leisure travel, grounded in the motivation of escapism and the reversal of everyday life, has traditionally had the purpose to switch off, refresh and restore body and mind. What happens however if ‘going off the grid’ is no longer an option in our hyper-connected and work-centred lifestyles? Continue reading
VisitBritain’s Chairman, Christopher Rodrigues CBE will visit and do a guest lecture on Great Britain Tourism Strategy
25th February 10:00-12:00 LEES LECTURE THEATRE
VisitBritain’s Chairman, Christopher Rodrigues CBE, provides strategic leadership to our work to boost tourism to and within Britain, leading the delivery of a new era of greater coherence and partnership for the visitor economy.The
Chairman works with VisitBritain’s private and public sector partners in England, Scotland and Wales to aid us in strengthening the marketing of Britain as a tourist destination overseas. Continue reading
Dr John Fotis have been awared the Excellence award by IFITT for his PhD thesis on “The use of social media on consumer behaviour” at ENTER2016!
John Fotis made his doctoral research on “The use of social media and its impacts on consumer behaviour: The context of holiday travel”. During the last years, social media enjoy a phenomenal success in terms of adoption and usage levels. They cause paradigm shifts on how people connect and communicate with each other, on how they express and share ideas, and even on how they engage with products, brands, and organizations. Moreover, social media became significant networks of consumer knowledge.
In travel and tourism, the impacts of social media have already been described as tremendous, primarily due to the experiential nature of tourism products, and especially of holiday trips: purchases are considered risky and therefore decision making processes are information intensive. An adequate number of studies attempt to reveal the role and impact of social media on aspects of consumer behaviour during the travel process that is before, during, and after the trip. However, almost all employ a micro approach, focusing either on a specific type of social medium (e.g. consumer review and rating websites), or on a specific application (e.g. TripAdvisor), or on a specific stage of the decision making process (e.g. information search), or on a specific stage of the travel process (e.g. before travel). Despite the advantages of such micro approaches, still the overall picture on how consumers use social media and their impact as a whole, during all phases of the travel process and throughout all stages of the decision making process remains unclear
Next ENTER2016 conference will take place in Bilbao 2-6 Febsuary 2016.
Organized by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT) the ENTER2016 conference 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 and industrial case studies on the application of information and communication technologies to travel and tourism. Continue reading