Bournemouth University eTourism Lab, Bournemouth Tourism and IFFIT invite you to the Smart Tourism workshop at Festival of Learning Bournemouth University
14 July 2015
Marconi Lecture Theatre
Bournemouth University School of Tourism
Smart Tourism workshop puts in agenda the main trends and challenges of smart tourism as well as discussion of research result on Smart Tourism conducted by eTourism Lab.
The workshop will be chaired by Professor Dimitrios Buhalis (Bournemouth University) and Jon Weaver (Bournemouth Tourism)
Smartness takes advantage of technology to process data in real time to produce services and products which are of value for all involved. Smart Tourism Destinations successfully implement smartness to improve the competitiveness of their destination and enhance the social, economic and environmental prosperity. Through using technology to ensure people are interconnected, processes can be designed to generate value to all stakeholders involved. This interactive workshop will discuss the principles of smartness and how they can be applied in a real life context.
The workshop is co-organised with Bournemouth Tourism and will bring together academic research and professional practice to explore how smart tourism will enable tourism destinations to take advantage of the emergent technologies.
Some of the issues that will be discussed are based on the following concepts.
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12:30 -13:00 Registration and arrival – networking
13:00-14:30 Smart Tourism – cutting edge developments and global best practice
© Professor Dimitrios Buhalis : Smartness, agility, innovation, cocreation in tourism
© Kim Boes : Smart Tourism frameworks
© Dr Barbara Neuhofer : Smart tourism and cocreation of experiences
© Dr Alessandro Inversini : Smart tourism Online reputation
Professor Bogdan Gabrys: Big data and smartness
14:30 -15:00 Tea and cake networking – sponsored by Bournemouth Tourism
15:00-15:30 Smart tourism destinations – Making Spain a smart destination
© Antonio Lopez De Avila (SEGITTUR-Spain)
15:30-17:00 Smart Tourism – lessons for tourism destinations and Bournemouth
© Jon Weaver (Bournemouth Tourism)
© Justin Reid (Tripadvisor)
© Anthony Climpson (New Forest Destination Partnership)
© Sara Uzzell (Chair Bournemouth Tourism Marketing Group)
© David Ford (Chairman Silicon South)
Matthew Desmier (SiliconBeachUK)
Jamie Sergeant (Crowd)
17:00-18:30 Networking and socialising – sponsored by IFITT www.ifitt.org
14 July 2015
School of Tourism, Bournemouth University
Fern Barrow, Talbot Campus, Poole, Dorset, BH12 5BB
Smart Tourism workshop will be FREE of charge but with prior reservation on Bournemouth University Festival of Learning web site https://microsites.bournemouth.ac.uk/festival-of-learning/