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Tourism and hospitality education

Track Chair: Professor Keith Wilkes, Bournemouth University

The study of tourism and the visitor economy draws on a wide range of multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary theoretical frameworks. Tourism is an internationally recognised subject area that contributes to wider interdisciplinary understanding of the development and management of tourism and its broader contribution to understanding society. Programmes in tourism originally provided a vocational understanding relevant for potential employment but have evolved to offer an applied critique of key activities in the private and public sectors as well as not-for-profit bodies. Most programmes have broadened from their vocational origins to embrace wider social science issues and offer academic critique coupled with an applied understanding of cutting-edge issues within industry. During this evolution programmes have adopted, developed and implemented many innovative pedagogic activities.

This theme includes the following topics:

  • Innovation, the learning experience and assessment
  • Impact of REF and TEF on future student experience
  • The impact of technology in the curriculum
  • Co-creation of the curriculum with industry and other institutions
  • Excellence and teaching tourism.

Call for papers

  • Deadline for abstract submission: 30 June 2017
  • Confirmation of acceptance: 30 June 2017
  • Last date for early bird registration: 14 July 2017
  • Deadline for registration: 18 Aug 2017

Please submit email abstracts to: