Bournemouth University celebrations of World Tourism Day 2016 - 'Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility' –Going Beyond World Tourism Day

The World Tourism Day aims to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide. Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization has celebrated World Tourism Day on September 27. Bournemouth University's Department of Tourism and Hospitality will celebrate United Nations World Tourism Day (WTD) on Tuesday 27th September in an event that highlights research and best practice in making tourism more accessible. Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility' is the theme of WTD 2016. In keeping with this, the University is bringing together the Family Holiday Association (FHA), National Coastal Tourism Academy (NCTA) and Bournemouth Tourism along with our students. The event will review cutting edge research and best practice in making tourism more accessible. It will identify opportunities for strategic collaborative working between academics and practitioners in public, private and voluntary sectors with interests in making tourism more accessible. We will also explore how tourism students can engage with voluntary activity in support of initiatives to make tourism more accessible. The programme will include presentations and discussions of research from University staff including Professor Dimitrios Buhalis, Professor Stephen Page on how tourism can be made more accessible for people suffering from dementia and their carers, Dr Philip Alford and Dr Philip Long on how tourism can be made more accessible for families who are socially and economically disadvantaged. 'Tourism for All - Promoting Universal Accessibility' – Going Beyond World Tourism Day Tuesday 27th September 2016 Venue: Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus Fusion Building SHARE Lecture Theatre 10.00-12.30 FREE event - please Register on Provisional Programme 10:00-10:15 Welcome and Introductions – Dr Philip Long 10:15 -10:30 Mark Smith (Bournemouth Tourism): Making tourism more accessible in Bournemouth – 10:30-11:00 Samantha Richardson (NCTA) and John Kinnear (Family Holiday Association) Making tourism more accessible nationally in the UK 11:00-12:00 Academic research on making tourism more accessible – Dimitrios Buhalis, Stephen Page, Philip Alford, Philip Long 12:00-12:30 Getting students involved in making tourism more accessible – Philip Long and BU Tourism Society Who should attend? The event is very inclusive and everybody is invited and welcome BU undergraduate and postgraduate Tourism Management students and staff Stakeholders from private, public and voluntary sectors in Bournemouth e.g. YMCA, YHA, Public Health, Mental Health Accessibility and Disability organisations BU Health and Social Care staff and students + Bournemouth University Dementia Institute Media Tuesday 27th September - World Tourism Day 2016 at Bournemouth University REGISTER