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The International Centre of Tourism and Hospitality Research supports global tourism recovery from COVID.
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis will deliver a range of keynotes, panels and interventions around the world.
Please join us at these events.
PHILIPPINES Wednesday 17 March 2021, 15:45 – 16:15 Manila time 07:45 – 8:15 am, London time.
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Smart Tourism within Smart Cities
Department of Tourism, REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES
Tourism Promotions Board: Tourism in the Philippines
Tourism and Technology Forum, Manila, The Philippines,
Register to attend the event at https://www.bit.ly/TravelTourismForum
LONDON Wednesday 17 March 2021, 10:30 – 12:15 Association of British Travel Agencies (ABTA)
Business Resilience Webinar Series: Managing Travel Workforces
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR)
Future Talent in Tourism
18-20 March 2021 INDIA Shillong, Meghalaya, India
Global Hospitality and Tourism Conference on Experiential Management and Marketing
GHTC 2020 Conference https://www.ghtconference.org/
Department of Tourism and Hotel Management, North -Eastern Hill University, Shillong (India)
Thursday 18 March 2021, 14:00 AM to 15:00 (IST) – 9:30 AM to 10:00 AM (London Time).
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Smart Tourism and Restart of Tourism.
Workshop on Publishing Tips in Top Tier Tourism and Hospitality Journals
TTI Spring Conference webinar – Thursday 18 Mar 10:00 – 13:00 (UK)
10:00 Welcome & TTI Update Tim Wright, Chairman, TTI
10:10 Addressing the Tourism Industry Tom Jenkins, Director, European Tourism Association
10:35 Tourism Post COVID Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University Business School
11:00 A Return to Hospitality Rob Paterson, CEO, Best Western Hotel Group GB
11:25 Coffee Break
11:45 Will Airlines Take Off Again? Simon McNamara, Country Manager United Kingdom, IATA
12:10 Testing – Crucial to the New Normal Angus Urquhart, Sales Director, GeneMe UK
12:35 Leveraging Tech and Data Towards a Post-Pandemic World Richard Baker, Chief Commercial Officer, Inspiretec
13:00 Chairman’s Summary and Close Tim Wright, Chairman, TTI
Moderator: Paul Richer, Genesys Digital Transformation
Wednesday 24 March 2021 – 13:45-14:45 South Africa time – 11:45-14:45 London time
Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, Johannesburg, South Africa
Africa Business Tourism and MICE
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis – Digital Transformation – new reality for survival recovery and growth
Moderator: Natalia Bayona UNWTO
Dive into the world of VR with our expert guest speakers from Hong Kong Tourism Board, Spherie and Teleport to learn about VR Trends within the industry, opportunities with new technology and the decision-making process that happens behind the scenes.Questions we’ll ask in the panel discussion:
– What’s the wildest dream you have for the future of VR technology within the space of tourism?
– To Hong Kong Tourism Board, as a destination, what are the factors that you have to take into consideration, before choosing VR as a tool/technology in your marketing strategy?
– To Spherie and Teleport, what advice would you give to youths interested in breaking into the VR space as an entrepreneur?
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR) will be contributing to the
Association of British Travel Agencies (ABTA) Business Resilience Webinar Series
Managing Travel Workforces 17 March 2021, 10:30 – 12:15 –
Venue: Zoom followed by a virtual networking platform
This webinar will provide an essential update for those responsible for managing workforces in travel. Listen to sessions on key areas affecting travel employment before taking part in a new virtual networking session with other HR and industry peers.
In the morning, get an employment law update, including the latest information on the furlough scheme, and what the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement means for your staff. Following the Government’s COVID-19 roadmap announcement, understand your responsibilities for homeworkers and staff returning to the office. Learn the key considerations for when you are developing and implementing new remote working policies, and get an insight on how you can use technology to support your staff. Hear expert advice on training, motivating, and engaging with staff that have worked through the pandemic and those returning from furlough. Get guidance and advice on how you continue to look after your staff as working patterns change, providing support both in the office and at home. Finish the morning by taking part in a new interactive networking session. This discussion group on an innovative platform ‘Wonder’ will allow you to discuss common issues with colleagues, and follow up directly with webinar speakers.
|10:30||Welcome from the moderator
Vicki Wolf, Education Manager, ABTA
|10:35||Employment law update
Ami Naru, Employment Partner, Travlaw
|11:00||Hybrid workforce – what does this mean?
Simon Johnson, General Manager, UK&I, Freshworks
|11:20||Staff wellbeing and engagement
Hazel Craig, Senior Data Analytics Consultant, Howden Employee Benefits & Wellbeing
|11:40||Panel discussion: future talent in travel
Moderated by: Vicki Wolf, Education Manager, ABTA
Jo Roche, Managing Director, Northern Training Academy
Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Professor in Marketing, Strategy and Innovation, Bournemouth University
Carole Hodgson, Apprenticeship Delivery Manager, Hays Travel (TBC)
|12:10||Summary and close of webinar
Vicki Wolf, Education Manager, ABTA
|12:15||Networking and discussion
ABTA is hosting a virtual discussion group on an innovative platform, specifically designed to make networking easy and fun. Meet your industry colleagues and discuss common issues surrounding your workforces. The interactive platform will have a number of areas to help start discussion, feel free to join a specific meeting group or network informally with colleagues. Discussion groups to include: