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IFITT Doctoral Summer School: Vision of eTourism

Bournemouth University, July, 8th-9th 2013

Hosted by the eTourism Lab at Bournemouth University, this first edition of the IFITT Summer Doctoral Summer School aims to bring together the future eTourism researchers for a two-day unconventional workshop on a variety of cutting edge eTourism topics.

The IFITT Doctoral Summer School provides all participants a unique platform for knowledge and idea exchange in the field of Travel and Tourism technologies and a great opportunity to network with early career researchers and speakers from across the globe. The Summer School will provide inspirational and practical insights on the current and future technological trends. Early-career researchers will familiarise with various research methodologies and will be introduced to the world of academic journal editors. Parallel sessions will help in sharing and discussing research ideas, and will provide participants with valuable and topic-specific feedback on their research.

Chairs: Alessandro Inversini and Barbara Neuhofer
Research Chairs: Carlos Lasmfus, Sofia Reino, Anastasia Mariussen
Host: Dimitrios Buhalis, BU eTourism Lab
Social Programme: Barbara Neuhofer and Nicolas Gregori


In order to take part in the parallel sessions participants will be asked to submit a short abstract (500-800 words – See call for abstracts for details). Accepted abstracts will be assembled in an online publication “Letters from IFITT Doctoral School 2013”.

Call for abstracts:

Time Schedule

  • Submission closes: May 1st 2013
  • Acceptance: May 30th 2013
  • Registration: June 2013
  • Summer School: 8-9 July 2013


To register, please your abstract according to the deadlines indicated above. Upon successful acceptance we will send you a confirmation of registration.

Costs for registration:

  • 30 euros for IFITT members
  • 150 euros for non members (IFITT Student Membership 30 euros)


Download the programme

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