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Chair 2nd Annual Cultural Tourism Middle East Forum   


Developing sustainable cultural tourism in the Middle East region. The preservation of culture and heritage is top in the agenda for cultural and tourism authorities in the GCC and Middle East region with billions of dollars currently invested in a series of projects to develop new world-class cultural attractions. After a successful conference last year which was attended by high-level international and regional decision makers and influencers from the region and beyond, the 2nd edition of Cultural Tourism Middle East will take place from 31 October – 2 November 2017 in Dubai, and will gather again high-level officials from the tourism, cultural development & antiquities, heritage & arts, cultural activities, and architectural heritage community to showcase their latest developments and share ideas and strategies to protect, preserve and promote their unique culture and heritage.




Monday 6 to Wednesday 8 November World Travel Market London 

Wednesday 8 November 2017 SMART TOURISM 14:00-15:00 WTM Inspire Theatre- World Travel Market SMART TOURISM : Big data, artificial intelligence and robotics revolutions




Friday 10th - Sunday 12 November Filoxenia Greece as a destination and a European gate - 

Asian Tourism 


Monday 13- Tuesday 14 November, 2017   UNWTO workshop Capacity Building Workshop on “Current Trends in Tourism eMarketing” Ministry of Economy, and the Lithuanian State Department of Tourism,  KĖDAINIAI, Lithuania


Sun 19 Nov 2017 - Tue 21 Nov 2017 UNWTO/UAE Tourism Leadership Programme in United Arab Emirates on "Digital Marketing in Tourism" 

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), its UNWTO.Themis Foundation and the Ministry of Economy-National Tourism Programme of the United Arab Emirates invite all high-level decision makers in the National, Regional and Local Tourism Administrations and Organizations from the MENA region to apply for the upcoming UNWTO/UAE Tourism Leadership Programme Course on Digital Marketing in Tourism which will be held in English,  in Dubai, from  19 to 21 November 2017.



Co-Chairing the Gracious Hospitality and Tourism International Conference 

29 Nov – 1 Dec Dusit Thani College, Bangkok, Thailand

“Gracious Hospitality and Tourism towards 2030” is the theme of the conference organised by Dusit Thani College in Bangkok Thailand. Rapid expansion is putting pressure on infrastructure and destinations amid calls to boost spending and better manage tourism ‘flows’ to ensure long-term sustainability. Balancing the needs of the host population and the needs of visitors will be critical for the success of the future. Asian Hospitality and Tourism is often seen as offering superior experiences to visitors and guests. Within the Thailand and the Dusit Thani Hotels and College context, Gracious Hospitality and Tourism is emblematic of the experience co-creation. This conference will adopt an inclusive approach and focus on the opportunities and challenges of Gracious Hospitality and Tourism We would analyse a range of hospitality and tourism businesses and organisations and explore dynamic innovations to maintain competitive advantages. The conference will have a strong future focus towards 2030 and will explore how we should develop research and innovation to improve the co-creation value for all.




Kos Tourism Conference 6-8 May 2016 Spring School 3-8 May 2016 Caravia Beach Hotel Kos Island Greece

3rd Kalamata Tourism School - 3ο ΣΧΟΛΕΙΟ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΥ ΚΑΛΑΜΑΤΑΣ 30 November - 1 December Elite City Resort Kalamata Greece

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ICCTOUR 2015- GRAIL PROJECT Jaca (Huesca), Spain 26-29 November, 2015

Third International Conference on Emerging Research Paradigms in Business and Social Sciences  Tuesday 24th – Thursday 26th November 2015 Venue: Park Hyatt Dubai, Dubai Creek EMEA Conference & Expo Athens, Greece 17-18 November 2015

2° Seminário Internacional de Tecnologia & Turismo - TecTur, uma realização da Faculdade de Turismo e Hotelaria (FTH) da Universidade Federal Fluminense (UFF)  12-13 November Brazil 

World Travel Market WTM 2015 London
Monday 2 November 2015 SMART TOURISM 12:00-13:30 WTM Global Stage

Tuesday 3 November BU Futures Forum 15.00 – 17:00 & Routes and the Holy Grail 17:00-18.00 South Gallery 13&14

Workshop on Advanced Technologies in Tourism Experiences, PINCHAIN Smart Tourism Conference, Pinchain Tourism, China Shanghai Institute of Tourism, Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai China Friday 23 October

PATA Tourism and the Experience Economy 19-21 October, 2015 Shangri-La Hotel Guilin, China 

International Smart tourism conference in Hangzhou China 16-18 October 

International Health & Wealth Conference (IHW)  Herdade dos Salgados Grande Hotel October 15-17 Algarve Portugal 

EIASM 5th International Conference on Tourism Management and Related Issues, Kos (Greece) October 8-9, 2015
















    2015 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hospitality Winter School 2015 Hong Kong Polytechnic University Hospitality Winter School developed by the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. This is an executive development programme for senior hospitality industry managers, and it will be held on 2-14 February 2015.


    ENTER2015 February 3-6 Lugano Switzerland


    Buhalis, D., 2014, Technologies for tourism Destinations, 3rd Global Summit on City Tourism: ”New Paradigms in City Tourism Development” in Barcelona, of Barcelona Turisme, the Barcelona City Council and the Catalan Tourism Board, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) on 9-10 December, 2014.


    Buhalis, D., 2014, Tourism and Technology innovations, 3rd International Tourism Conference; Tourism and Innovation  The University of the West Indies, Mona, Montego Bay, 9-11 November, Jamaica


    Buhalis, D., 2014, Technology innovations "Innovation and Competitiveness in Tourist Areas" ICAT2014  5-7 November, University of Alicante, Spain,


    Buhalis, D., 2014, Strategies for Smart Destinations, Forum Benidorm, 30-31 October, Spain,


    Buhalis, D., 2014, Future Tourism Trends – Online tools SETE Tourism and Development 21-22 October  Athens, Greece


    • World Travel Market London November 2014 Monday 3rd November   12:00–14:00  WTM Global Stage eTourism Dynamics: Technology and hotel distribution online: outstanding competitive practices and exciting trends for the future 


    • Wednesday 5th November - 14:00-17:00 Room: South Gallery 20 BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2014 and launch of the European Tourism Planning books




    18-19 Sept 2014  - EIASM 4rd  4th International Conference on Tourism Management ROME, ITALY,

    3rd International Conference on Tourism Management and Tourism Related Issues October 3-4, 2013 in Barcelona. The conference will be hosted by the Open University of Catalonia Barcelona
    The “Mediterranean Luxury Travel Summit 2013: Regional Cooperation and Development”,
    7th and 8th of October at Divani Apollon Palace & Spa Athens Greece
    University of Turky Finland 11 October
    Examining Niklas Eriksson (Abo Akademi University) PhD Thesis:  Drivers and barriers of mobile travel and tourism service adoption
    Friday October 11, 2013 at 12 o'clock  Department of Information Technologies at Åbo Akademi University, Turku Finland
    ÅBO AKADEMI, FAKULTETSOMRÅDET FÖR NATURVETENSKAPER OCH TEKNIK Institutionen för  biovetenskaper Institutionen för informationsteknologi
    Examination of Niklas Eriksson doctoral thesis in Information Systems "Drivers and barriers of mobile travel and tourism service adoption. A study of individual perceptions and business model development in a travel and tourism context."
    X Annual Seminar of the National Association for Research and Graduate Studies in Tourism 2013
    ANPTUR , Caxias do Sul University,  Caxias do Sul , 15-18 October Brazil 
    25-26 October Celebration of 25 years of Tourism at the Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal 
    29 - 30 October 2013 Paphos Cyprus Engaging Agile Technologies to Design Robust Strategic Tourism Management and Marketing Strategies
    Sustaining the vital Cypriot tourism market in a time of crisis
    Monday 4th - Thursday 7th November World Travel Market
    School of Tourism Bournemouth University Stand EM1203
    Monday 4th November 2013 from 11.00 to 14.00 at the BTM Theatre, ExCel London
    WTM Technology enabling Travel organised by IFITT @
    11:00-13:00 Gaming and Gamification in Tourism : opening a new Tourism Experience
    13:00-14:00 The IFITT e-Tourism Curriculum  Launch-Free learning material for the developing world
    IFITT@ World Travel Market 2013
    Wednesday 6th November 2013 - BU Tourism Futures Forum @ WTM2013 
    World Travel Market, ExCeL, London, 13.00 to 15.00 Room: South Galley 25 + 26 @‎
    Friday 8th November 2013 - 11.00 to 16.00
    ESRC Festival of Social Science 2013 : Social Media: ‘make or break your reputation’
    eTourism Lab School of Tourism Bournemouth University
    21-24 January 2014  ENTER2014 Where Social Inspiration meets Dynamic eTourism Innovation   Dublin
    Poznan, Poland, 19-21.05.2014

  • 2012, An Audience with Fiona Jeffery of the World Travel Market @ Bournemouth University
    14 March 2012
  • INVTUR 2012 International Conference
    Tourism in times of change: Knowledge and practices paving the way for the future
    University of Aveiro, Portugal      May 16th – 19th, 2012
  • International conference on Tourism, Climate Change & Sustainability 2012
    @ Bournemouth University UK   13-14 September 2012
  • ENTER2013 -CELEBRATE 20 YEARS OF ENTER! -  Innsbruck Austria  22-25 January 2013 
  • 2012 Technologies for restaurant of the future, Restaurant of the future, International Seminar, 29 November, Lamego, Portugal
  • 2012, Global Summit on City Tourism | Destination Management, 14 – 16 November 2012. Haliç Congress Centre, World Tourism Organisation
  • 2012, eTourism experiences and augmented reality, “Obiettivo Turismo” 14th November 2012 in the Lugano Convention Centre Switzerland
  • 2012, Tourism Futures and Trends, BU@WTM2012 Workshop : The Future of Tourism, Thursday 9 Nov 2012
  • 2012,  Technology enabled tourism experience, IFITT@ World Travel Market 2012, Monday 5th November 2012
  • 2012, eTourism innovations and Web 2.0, Advanced Course, Malta Ministry of Tourism, 15-17 October 2012
  • 2012, Technology for Hospitality, 2nd Hoteliers' Meeting of Historic Hotels of Europe from 7th to 9th October 2012 in Ireland
  • 2012, Tourism and Technology trends, RDO The Resort Development Organisation (RDO) Conference at the Pestana London 24-25 September 2012
  • 2012, eTourism developments and challenges, eTourism Summit, 5th Annual E-Tourism Africa Summit 2012  September 15th- 16th 2011, Cape Town South Africa.   
  • 2012, eTourism Strategies, Como Summer School, 23 July 2012, Como Italy
  • 2012, eTourism Strategies and Benchmarking of Destinations, Australia National Tourism and Events Excellence Conference, 16-17 July 2012, Melbourne, Australia
  • 2012, Technology Tourism and Hospitality Innovations, IFITT Greece, Friday 20th April 2012, Heraklion Crete, Greece
  • 2012, Technology Enabled Tourism Experience Economy @ EyeForTravel Travel Distribution Summit Europe in London London, 18th April 2012
  • 2012, Technology for the Future of Tourism, Timeshare Association TATOC, Manchester , 9-10 March 2012
  • 2012, Technology for restaurants and hospitality, Restaurant of the Future, Porto, Portugal, 17 February 2012
  • 2012, eTourism innovations and Web 2.0, Advanced Course, Malta Ministry of Tourism, 8-10 February 2012
  • 2012, Various presentations ENTER2012 Helsinborg, Sweden 25-27 January 2012
    2011, Tourism Futures and Trends, BU@WTM2011 Workshop : The Future of Tourism, Thursday 10 Nov 2011  14:00-16:00  North Gallery Rooms 6 + 7
  • 2011,  Technology and Social Media enabled Real-time Service Management in Hospitality and Tourism, IFITT@ World Travel Market 2011, Monday 7th November 2011 Platinum Suite 1 from 10.00 - 12.00
  • 2011,  eTourism developments, International Conference on Tourism & Management Studies School of Management, Hospitality and Tourism of the University of the Algarve – Algarve 2011, 26-29th October 2011.
  • 2011, , Tourism and Technology trends, RDO The Resort Development Organisation (RDO) Conference at the Don Carlos Resort & Spa in Marbella,Spain 26-28 September 2011
  • 2011,  Key trends in eTourism, IFITT Greece - Hilton Hotel Athens Greece Capital+Vision Multiconference, Greek-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce, the Newspaper "Kefalaio" (Capital), the portal 23-25 September 2011
  • 2011, Education and Industry Advancing together Belgrade Serbia 23-25 September 2011
  • 2011, eTourism developments and challenges, eTourism Summit, 4th Annual E-Tourism Africa Summit 2011  September 15th- 16th 2011, Cape Town South Africa.  
  • 2011, Destination Marketing through User Personalised Content (UPC) and Web 2.0 Academy for the Study of Tourism Taiwan June 2011
  • 2011, eTourism developments and challenges, Mandag Morgen, Copenhagen 30 May 2011.  
  • 2011, eTourism strategies for hoteliers, Cyprus, 23-26 May 2011.  
  • 2011, Technology And Social Media Enabled Real-Time Service Management In Hospitality And Tourism IFITT workshop at the EyeForTravel London Travel Distribution Summit Europe 2011, London, 10 May 2011.
  • 2011, eTourism Futures, 3rd International Tourism Week    -  ITW 2011, “E-tourism: New Roles and Future Trends”, Akdeniz University, School of Tourism and Hotel Management, Antalya, Turkey April 14-16, 2011
  • 2011, WTM Vision Conference – Milan 13-14 April 2011
  • 2011, eTourism innovations and Web 2.0, Advanced Course, Malta Ministry of Tourism, 4-6 April 2011
  • 2011, eTourism, Gastronomy and Food experience, IMIC2011, Valuing the food experience, February 2011
  • 2011, Athens Tourism Symposium, PhD Workshop coordinator February 2011.
  • 2011, EyeforTravel, eTourism & Travel Distribution for Southern Europe & Mediterranean - Conference & Expo
  • 26th-28th January 2011 - 18th ENTER2011@Innsbruck Austria
  • Chairing Eyefortravel in Athens 31 January -1 February
  • IMIC 2011 Valuing the food experience 2-3 February 2011, Athens
  • The 2011 Athens Tourism Symposium: International Scientific Congress on Current Trends in Tourism Management and Tourism Policy 2-3 February 2011 Megaron Athens International Conference Centre, Athens, Greece
  • Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)
    ESRC Round Table Event on Innovation in Travel and Tourism 16th February 2-5pm at Imperial College, London
  • WTM Vision Conference in Milan in association with TTG Italia on 14 April 2011
  • 13th-16th Dec 2010 3rd Arab International eTourism and eMarketing Conference, IOETI conference 2010 Luxor-Egypt
  • 26th-28th January 2011 - 18th ENTER2011@Innsbruck Austria August 2010 SALZBURG, AUSTRIA K- Project “e-motion” (e-Motion - Research in ICT for the tourism, sport and leisure industries)
  • 7-9 September 2010 Morelia, Michoacan, MEXICO Tourism Megatrends, Centre for Tourism Research at the Tecnológico de Monterrey
  • 13-18 September 2010 CHIOS, GREECE Chios Summer School on Sustainable Tourism 13-18 September 2010
  • 21-23 September 2010, HERACLION, CRETE, GREECE, Key future issues of eTourism,European Commission Information Society I-SPEED project
  • 1st and 2nd October 2010 BARCELOS, PORTUGAL Tourism Products and Destinations of Excellence Conference
  • 5-6 th October 2010 PRAGUE CZECH REPUBLIC, EYE FOR TRAVEL Social Media in Travel Strategies Online Marketing in Travel Strategies Summit in Prague
  • 11th–14th October 2010 BUYEO, REPUBLIC OF KOREA The 2nd T.20 Tourism Ministers' Meeting
  • 21-23 October INNSBRUCK, Austria  eTourism Futures Seminar at MCI MANAGEMENT CENTER INNSBRUCK, Austria
  • 25-27 October Salzburg AUSTRIA eTourism Developments and Challenges Seminar, IMTE - Innovation and Management in Tourism FACHHOCHSCHULE SALZBURG GmbH, Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
  • 11 November 2010 * 14:00-16:00 LONDON Location: North Gallery Rooms6&7 World Travel Market Tourism Futures Forum
  • 18 and 19 November 2010 FLORENCE, ITALY Stazione Leopolda,  BTO Buy Tourism Online
  • 24-25-26 November 2010 La Laguna, Tenerife, SPAIN National Congress of Scientific Experts in Tourism in Spain 2010
  • 13th-16th Dec 2010 Luxor-EGYPT 3rd Arab International eTourism and eMarketing Conference, IOETI conference 2010
  • 13, 14 and 15 of January 2011 BEIRUT, LEBANON The Secret of E-Business and E-tourism
  • 26th-28th January 2011 Innsbruck AUSTRIA - 18th ENTER2011
  • PAST Events Organised by Dimitrios Buhalis

Academic year 2009-2010


• INVTUR 2010 | Tourism Research: The State of the Art and Future Perspectives University of Aveiro, Portugal 10-12th March 2010
• Dimitrios Buhalis Inaugural Lecture Wednesday 17th February 2010 Bournemouth University   
• Progressing Excellence in Management Research & Journal Rankings for the Services Industries Wednesday 17th February 2010 Bournemouth University      
• 17th ENTER2010 - 10th-12th February 2010 @ University of Lugano Switzerland
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