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Stay at Richard Branson’s private island

Mar 6th, 2012 | By

Staying at Richard Branson’s private island retreat counts as one of the best prizes you could bid for in the CHTAEF silent auction this coming could hope for. You could also bid for a signed pair of Usain Bolt’s golden running shoes or a cricket bat signed by the 2008 winning West Indian team.

Tourist Information in 20 Years

Feb 19th, 2010 | By

Finding information about tourist attractions, you might think, is fairly easy. There are brochures and tourist information offices, websites, libraries, travel books and magazines. But in 20 years will you be using the same information sources?
On Wednesday at Bournemouth University, one of the leading academics on tourism and the rise of the internet in tourism was crystal ball gazing as to what tourists might be using in the future. Dimitrios Buhalis may be a name you have never come across but this man, in the last 20 years, has been consulted by more tourist authorities, hotels, and destinations than I have probably had hot dinners.
So what does he see for us in the future?