June 10, 2013
- Social Media, Location Based and Mobile (SoLoMo) Marketing
- Social Transformation and the new generation of ‘digital travellers’
- Augmented Reality and Gaming
- Online Reputation and E-Branding
Registration and Welcome
eTourism innovations and tourism and hospitality competitiveness
|Dimitrios Buhalis||Introductions to eTourism innovations|
|Barbara Neuhofer||Technology Enhanced Tourist Experience|
|Ivana Rihova||Consumer-to-consumer co-creation in the tourism and event experience|
|Philip James||Active Seniors’ engagement with online media in their holiday purchases.|
|Vicky Loi||Branding eWord of Mouth and Online Reputation for tourism and hotels|
|Rowena Revill (DorsetCreative)||Innovative applications for tourism business|
| Ramona Wagner(DigitalTourismThinkTank)
|Benchmark of e-tourism destinations worldwide-Global best practice|
|Philip Alford Digital||Destinations and competitiveness of Small businesses|
eTourism Innovations and the future applications and reengineering of travel experience
|Dimitrios Buhalis||Introductions and reengineering travel experiences|
|Nicolas Gregori||The Service of Now – Innovative service marketing delivery using social media|
|Nao Li (Beijing Union University)||Smart Tourism Cities and destinations|
|Soultana Symeonidou||SoCoMo-Social Context Mobile Services in Tourism and the EU DIG project|
|Feifei Xu||Marketing tourism via games — understanding the motivation of tourist players|
|Jessika Weber||Augmented Reality Gaming for tourism and hospitality|
|Laura Mulhern (South West Artwork) and Liz Gordon (Brilliantfish)||Implementing Gaming at Corfe Castle|
|Zornitza Yovcheva||Smartphone Context-Aware Augmented Reality Applications in Tourism|
|18:30 -late||Snacks and Drinks at Slug and Lettuce Pub in Bournemouth (http://www.slugandlettuce.co.uk/slug-bournemouth)|
Register for the FREE event at http://etourisminnovations.eventbrite.co.uk/.
Please engage with the event on the Facebook group ( https://www.facebook.com/events/550497218315609/?fref=ts) to achieve maximum interactivity and networking possibilities prior to the event!
IFITT and the School of Tourism are looking forward to an exciting day full of vibrant discussions that are highly relevant in the digital era, which requires tourism organisations and destinations to use information and communication technologies to strengthen their competitiveness.
July 8, 2013 – September 9, 2013
Between July 8-9, 2013 IFITT and the eTourism Lab at Bournemouth University will hold a doctoral summer school, offering young researchers at early stages the possibility to discuss their research topics and receive useful advices from experienced researchers.
Pre-summer school: July 6-7, 2013
The pre-summer school will consist of exciting social activities like a visit to Bournemouth Beach and the Jurassic Coast and will help the participants to make first contacts and establish a comfortable atmosphere.
1. Day: July 8, 2013
- Welcome by IFITT President Dimitrios Buhalis and the workshop chairs Alessandro Inversini and Barbara Neuhofer
- Keynote presentation about “Travels in ICT4D from reluctant tourist”, by Professor Tim Unwin.
Brigitte Stangl (University of Surrey): ‘Quantitative Methods’
Rodolfo Baggio (Bocconi University): ‘Network Analysis’
Hania Janta (University of Surrey): ‘Research Method Netnography’
Iis Tussyadiah(University of Southern Denmark): ‘Mixed Methods for
- ‘Researcher Speed-Dating’ to explore possible opportunities for collaboration
Evening: Dinner at Slug and Lettuce in Bournemouth
2. Day: July 9, 2013
- Round table session with experienced academics, like Alan Fyall, Steven Page and John Fletcher,
- Presentation by IFITT President Dimitrios Buhalis: “Surviving the PhD process and getting the PhD awarded”
- Parallel sessions where researchers at early stages will have the opportunity to discuss their research ideas and receive valuable, topic-specific feedback on their research progress.
- Workshop: ‘IFITT Next Gen’ themed: ‘Manifesto, Initiatives, Future plans’
–> In order to make the most of the parralel sessions, participants are strongly advised to submit a short abstract (500-800 words) by May 13, 2013 (extended deadline). Those abstracts that are accepted will be collected in an online publication called ‘Letters from IFITT Doctoral School 2013’. More information about the submission of abstracts can be found at http://www.ifitt.org/admin/public/uploads/IFITT_Doctoral_Summer_School_CfA_final_0403_1.pdf.
Evening: Snacks and Drinks at Aruba in Bournemouth
Summer School Post-event: July 10, 2013.
Participants are invited to join for a trip to the New Forest and socialise in the evening with a drink at O’Neills in Bournemouth.
All components of the IFITT Doctoral Summer School, including its pre- and post events, are listed in a provisional programme that can be downloaded at http://www.ifitt.org/admin/public/uploads/IFITT%20Doctoral%20Summer%20School_April2013.pdf.
Register at: http://ifitt-summerschool.eventbrite.co.uk/
IFITT Members: 30 Euros
Non-members: 150 Euros
For more information please contact: Alessandro Inversini at firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 4, 2013 – September 6, 2013
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January 21, 2014 – January 24, 2014
In 2014 ENTER brings together the research community and the industry in Dublin between January 21-24 and offers a fantastic programme centred around the opportunities and challenges within the social inspiration context.
ENTER 2014, which is organised by the International Federation of Information Technology in Travel and Tourism (IFITT), offers a unique forum for attendees from industry, academia, government, and other organisations to actively exchange, share, and challenge the state-of-the-art research and industrial case studies on the application of information and communication technologies to travel and tourism.
Following its main theme ‘Where Social Inspiration Meets Dynamic eTourism Innovation’, the 21st version of the ENTER conference is aimed at discovering the opportunities and challenges with the social inspiration context, exploring technology concepts, applications and business models in travel and tourism.
The comprehensive programme of the conference contains a range of interesting presentations that will be organised in three streams: ‘research focus’, ‘destination focus’ and ‘industry and innovation focus’. These will be underlined by several main topics, such as:
- Social Networking, Social Media and Social Inspiration
- Context and Location Based Services
- Augmented Reality and Gaming
- Advanced Distribution Systems
- Electronic Marketing and Analytics
- Big data and Cloud computing
- Information Interfaces and Presentation
- Crisis and eTourism
- ICT Adoption, Use, and Value Creation
- Intelligent Systems
- Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
- Website Design and Evaluation
- E-Learning and distributed learning
- Cultural Heritage and Sustainability
- Mobile Services
- Context-Aware Systems
- E-strategy and e-Business models
- Recommender Systems
Information about the speakers and a presentation schedule will be announced soon, but a preliminary program can already be obtained from http://www.enter2014.org/Conference-59.htm.
If you would like to attend the conference please register on the website (http://www.enter2014.org/Registration-64.htm). Discounts are offered to members of IFITT and its partners as well as for students and academics.