£200 – £475

International Conference – The Visitor Economy: Strategies and Innovations

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Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus

Fern Barrow


BH12 5BB

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International Conference – The Visitors’ Economy: Strategies and Innovations (4-6 September 2017)

For more information on the conference please see our website,

If you have any questions please contact: DepTHconference2017@bournemouth.ac.uk

Conference topic:

The visitor economy includes all activities which contribute to visitors’ experiences. At the core are the components of the tourism product, such as accommodation, food, restaurants, transport and attractions.

The concept, however, is much broader as the economy caters for the needs of all visitors, not just tourists. It embraces all activities, infrastructure and services provided to make each visitor's experience possible. To create a successful visitor economy, it is necessary to manage each individual component of the economy efficiently with a focus on the needs of visitors.

This makes the sector a complex one. Businesses are constantly introducing innovations to maintain their competitive advantages. These strategies and innovations are used to build resilience into destinations and businesses to improve their international competitiveness. These may be achieved by implementing innovations leading to cost reduction, improvement in productivity, improvement in the quality of product and the creation of new products or better delivery systems.

The themes of this conference will include, but are not limited to:

  • Animals & tourism

  • Coastal tourism

  • Creative economy

  • Crisis & disaster management

  • Destination branding

  • Economics of tourism & hospitality

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Food, nutrition & wellbeing

  • Food & beverages

  • Forecasting

  • Hospitality management

  • ICT for development

  • ICT & social media

  • Marketing

  • Smart tourism

  • Sports tourism

  • Special events

  • Sustainability

  • The visitor economy & peace

  • Tourism and hospitality education

  • Tourism & poverty alleviation

  • Tourism experience & co-creation

  • Tourism planning & innovation

  • Transportation issues

  • Work & labour in tourism & hospitality

  • The visitors economy: strategies & innovations in Spanish

  • The visitor economy in the Mediterranean.

Conference fees:

  • Early bird: £345 (until 31 July 2017)

  • Full delegate: £475

  • Student Early Bird: £190 (until 31 July 2017)

  • Student: £240

Conference Venue:

Bournemouth is a vibrant seaside town in the south of the UK and boasts seven miles of award-winning coastline, gardens and parks and a wealth of attractions, activities, events and festivals. Other areas of interest which are easily accessible from Bournemouth include the Jurassic Coast – a UNESCO natural heritage site – the New Forest and the historic towns of Poole, Salisbury and Stonehenge.Bournemouth University has two campuses and the conference will be held on the main Talbot Campus which is located to the north of the city centre.

There is no car parking available on our Talbot Campus, visit our webiste for more information on getting to BU: Directions to our Talbot Campus

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Bournemouth is a tourism destination that has accommodation for all tastes and budgets.

A variety of specially negotiated rates accommodation will be available very soon with a recommended hotel group in town that will be convenient for transportation and social events.

Single simple rooms will start at £49 on a Bed and Breakfast basis with sea view luxury accommodation at a very reasonable cost.

Social Programme

We are committed that our delegates will have an incredible time in Bournemouth. An extensive social programme will enable all delegates to network with keynote speakers, journal editors and leading authors in the field as well as having good fun. You will have the opportunity to work and party ! Indicative social programme arranged.

Thursday 31st September – Sunday 3rd September: WELCOME Bournemouth Air Festival

Sunday 3rd September 2017: Air Festival ALL DAY and after 18:00 Informal get together at a British Pub for something to eat and drink (at delegates expense)

Monday 4th September 2017: Welcome Salsa Reception and networking

Tuesday 5th September 2017: Conference Dinner, Party and Awards – Dress code WHITE !

Wednesday 6th September 2017: After conference adventure and tours to eat and drink (at delegates expense).

Thursday 7th September 2017: After conference adventure and tours (at delegates expense).

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Facebook: BU School of Tourism

Twitter: BU Tourism Hotel

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