Leisure, Recreation & Tourism: Research News

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Egypt still ranks in the top destination wish list

The civil unrest in Egypt has done little to diminish its lure as a leading destination for British tourists according to research due to be published next month by tourism… »

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Research explores travel risk perceptions

In light of the recent political unrest in Thailand and the attempted terrorist attack in New York’s Times Square, BU research has identified that travellers show more concern for financial… »

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BU sets agenda for services management research

The urgent formation of a new services management academy was called for by delegates at a major BU Forum recently, in order to increase the impact of service management research…. »

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STORMING Initiative Bursary Awards

The winners for the STORMING Initiative ESRC travel and bursary awards have been announced. Each will play their part in delivering a series of international sport tourism networking events across four… »

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STORMING Initiative Sport Tourism Themes

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) funded STORMING Initiative will deliver a series of international sport tourism networking events across four continents. The project has three proposed themes of ‘Sport… »

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The STORMING Initiative

The increasing importance and profile of sport tourism as a valuable field of research has been recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ERSC) in the United Kingdom, with… »

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About John Kent – The John Kent Institute

John Kent is the founder and CEO of youtravel.com and the founder of Aquis Hotels and Resorts. He has a strong track record in the tourism and travel industry, mostly… »

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BU Tourism Frontiers celebrate 30 years of WTM

BU’s Tourism Futures Forum celebrated 30 years of World Travel Market, the major UK and International travel industry event, with the theme ‘Tourism Frontiers 3030’. Leading BU tourism academics joined… »

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BU examines future of tourism

Academics from the International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research, based in the School of Services Management, will be examining the future of tourism at this year’s World Travel Market… »

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Professor joins International Tourism Academy

BU Professor and leading eTourism expert Dimitrios Buhalis has joined the International Academy for the Study of Tourism as its youngest member. The membership recognises Professor Buhalis’ long-term contributions to… »

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Tourism & motorsport explored at BU

Due to the level of attraction generated by motorsport, tourism is now the core reason for the hosting of many top-level motorsport events. This is the view of BU’s motorsport… »

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ESRC grant for BU sport tourism research

As the UK gears up for the 2012 Olympics, BU sports academic Richard Shipway has been awarded funding from the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) to carry out a… »

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Pan-European project improves tourism e-services

Tourists are set to benefit from improved online services thanks to the successful completion of a European-wide project led by BU. The International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research (ICTHR),… »

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Sponsorship effectiveness in motor sports

Sponsorship income is vital to most sports and motor sport in particular. Sponsors invest sponsorship finance in the expectation of a return which is frequently expressed as brand awareness achieved… »

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BU Celebrates World Class Research

BU academics are celebrating after achieving their best ever results in the national Research Assessment Exercise (RAE). Bournemouth is placed 65th amongst UK universities according to the Research Research league… »

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BU gears up for 2012

Planning is underway for the 2012 Olympic sailing events in Dorset with BU researchers playing their part in the build-up. As the region gets ready to host the sailing events… »

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Economics expert joins BU

Professor Adam Blake, a world expert who has contributed to many high-level research studies, has joined BU as Professor of Economics. Professor Blake has addressed issues such as the economic… »

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BU seminar on region’s Olympic benefits

Our Centre for Event & Sport Research and the International Centre for Tourism & Hospitality Research are hosting the round table event on Tuesday 15 January. Funded by the Economic… »

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