Professor Dimitrios Buhalis attends global tourism conference

13 October 2011

Professor Buhalis (second left) with Secretary General of World Tourism Organisation Dr Taleb Rifai and the Ministers of Tourism of Gabon, Central African Republic, Ethiopia, and Republic of Burundi Professor Dimitrios Buhalis attends the United Nations World Tourism Organisation 2011 19th General Assembly.

Number one influential author for articles in Tourism Management (*Google Scholar 2010), or BU’s Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Professor Dimitrios Buhalis participated in the United Nations World Tourism Organisation 2011 19th General Assembly conference in Gyeongju, South Korea.

Global experts gathered to discuss the UN officials debated the role of tourism, culture and sport in meeting global development goals and achieving a more sustainable future.

This saw Prime Minister Kim Hwang-sik welcome over 600 participants to the General Assembly to “devise the tourism policies needed to revive the global economy”.

Professor Buhalis attended to represent Bournemouth University and the International Federation for IT and Travel Tourism.

Professor Buhalis said “I was happy to meet many good friends from the World Tourism Organisations and the many Tourism Ministers from around the world,” to discuss such important issues.

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