Barbara has received over 10 international grants, awards and accolades, including several Best Paper Awards in international journals and conferences, the ITT PhD Student of the Year 2013 Award and was one of the winners of the International PhD Student Competition 2013.

AwardOutstanding Paper 2018 Emerald Literati Awards

‘The influence of social media on the consumers’ hotel decision journey’
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology Emerald Literati Awards
July 2018

AwardFH Professorship 

Awarded FH Professorship Title (as the youngest FH professor at the institution)
Fachhochschule (FH) Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
December 2017

AwardPaper of the Year Award 2017
Awarded Best Paper of the Year 2016 for the publication:
Neuhofer, B., Buhalis, D. & Ladkin, A. Electron Markets (2015) 25: 243. doi:10.1007/s12525-015-0182-1
Electronic Markets – The International Journal on Networked Business
May 2017

Award‘Outstanding Achievement Award’ PG Certificate in Education Practice 2016
Outstanding Achievement Award for the 2015-16 Postgraduate Certificate in Education Practice programme for the member of staff who has demonstrated an outstanding achievement in their studies and been awarded the highest mark at distinction level. The Award recognises the commitment of staff to develop their education practice by engaging with current pedagogic research and professional teaching activity.
Bournemouth University
Bournemouth, UK, November 2016

AwardVice Chancellor Staff Awards 2016

Recognition for Achievement of PG Certificate Qualification Relevant to Role
Recognition of Achievement of Fellowship of Higher Education Academy
Outstanding Achievement Award PG Certificate in Education Practice
Bournemouth University
Bournemouth, UK, November, 2016

Award‘You’re Brilliant’ Teaching Award 2016
Awarded You’re Brilliant Award for Teaching by MSc Hospitality Students
“Barbara’s infectious enthusiasm in the classroom makes her a student’s favourite! her love for the subject and innovative teaching style engages all the students in the classroom and she takes great effort to ensure everyone’s participation. She is easy-going and students feel comfortable with her approachable attitude. She brought technology to the millennials and appreciated every student’s work with constructive feedback. Barbara is inspiring and we all think we could not have a more brilliant tutor!”
Bournemouth University
Bournemouth, UK, June 2016

Award Vice Chancellor Staff Awards 2015
Recognition for Achievement of PhD Qualification Relevant to Role 
Bournemouth University, November, 2015

Award‘You’re Brilliant’ Teaching Award 2015
Awarded You’re Brilliant Award for Teaching by MSc Hospitality Students
“For outstanding support and dedicated teaching, while being enthusiastic and keeping the lectures interesting.”
Bournemouth University
Bournemouth, UK, May 2015

AwardJournal Paper of the Year Award Second Place 2015
Awarded 2nd Place Best Journal Article of the Year
22nd International ENTER Conference
Lugano, Switzerland, February 2-6, 2015

Award3rd Best PhD Paper Award 2014
Awarded 3rd Prize Best PhD Paper at PhD Workshop
21st International ENTER Conference
Dublin, Ireland, January 21-24, 2014

AwardInternational PhD Student Competition 2013
Selected as one of the top 15 International PhD Students in Business
Invitation to the Management in the 21st Century Forum
Adelaide, Australia, 11-13 November 2013

AwardITT PhD Student of the Year Award 2013
Won the Institute of Travel & Tourism PhD Student of the Year 2013 Award
Awarded at the ITT’s Annual Chairman’s Summer Cocktails Party, House of Commons London, UK, 18th July 2013

AwardPostgraduate Research Development Fund 2012/13
Won the Bournemouth Uni­ver­sity PGR Development Fund 2013
Funding to overseas research trip and conference attendance
CAUTHE Conference, Christchurch, New Zealand, 2013

Award2nd Best PhD Paper Award 2012
Awarded 2nd Prize Best PhD Paper at PhD Workshop
19th International ENTER Conference
Helsingborg, Sweden, January 24-27, 2012

AwardJohn Kent Institute in Tourism Studentship 2011
Awarded the three-year funded John Kent Insti­tute in Tourism PhD Schol­ar­ship
Doctoral Project: Technology Enhanced Tourist Experiences