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BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2012

12 October 2012, 13:36

The University of Bournemouth in partnership with the World Travel Market and the TravelDailyNews organise the "Tourism Futures Forum"!

Bournemouth University tourism experts organise again the BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2012 on Thursday 8th November 2012 - 14.00 to 16.00, Room: 19 & 20, South Gallery, and engage leading tourism practitioners from around the world on an interactive discussion to examine the future of tourism. The global challenges and opportunities for both tourism destinations and suppliers around the world require innovation in management and operations, calling for a major rethinking of both strategic and tactical Tourism Management. The Tourism Futures Forum will provide an insight into the future dimensions of the tourism industry. It examines major trends in tourism demand and supply and explores the strategic changes that lead to the international tourism industry restructuring.

The Forum will be organised by The University of Bournemouth in partnership with the World Travel Market and the TravelDailyNews are organising this forum to facilitate debate about the key strategic changes and to engage in a discussion about the successful response of the industry. The event will involve two short research-based presentations to stimulate discussion. Chairman Professor Dimitrios Buhalis will encourage all participants to contribute to the debate and discussion.

Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Bournemouth University 

Brief Presentations
Jean-Claude Baumgarten World Tourism Travel Council (WTTC)

Confirmed Panelists :

  • The Honourable Mr. Stephen Cadiz Minister of Tourism for Trinidad and Tobago
  • Nicolas Hall, SE1media
  • Barbara Avdis, Historic Hotels of Europe
  • Gerard Brown, UBM Aviation, Routes UK
  • Sofia Panayiotaki, Mediacofss
  • Claire Steiner, The Institute of Travel and Tourism
  • Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation
  • Theodore Koumelis, TravelDailyNews Media Network
  • Steve Page, Bournemouth University
  • Philip Alford, Senior Lecturer in Online Marketing and Director of the Digital Hub in the School of Tourism, Bournemouth University

Visit to register and reserve your seat!

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