26 Sep 2016

Film Tourism

I'm going to start this week off with a topic that caused a lot of excitement a few weeks back - in short, the filming of Ready Player One, directed by Steven Spielberg himself. It was shot in locations around Birmingham, including the Jewellery Quarter; UCB staff and students managed to catch glimpses of a street scene being shot on Lionel Street, right outside the Summer Row campus - doesn't happen every day does it??

It was undoubtedly, the biggest film shot so far in Birmingham but here are some other interesting facts:
  • According to this article, Birmingham has been a location of choice for many films dating back to 1967.
  • FilmBirmingham are the team that help host moviemakers in the city.
  • 'Peaky Blinders' creator Steven Knight, has pushed for a studio complex in Birmingham; plans to base it at the NEC are now in the pipeline. 

19 Sep 2016


Congratulations and a big well done to all our students graduating from the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management! :0)


A very warm welcome to all!

Hi everyone, 
I'm Manjeet Dhillon, the Subject Librarian for Tourism & Aviation within the School of Hospitality, Tourism & Events Management. 
My role is to direct you to an appropriate range of resources for your course work and to help you gain invaluable research skills.

I'm based at Summer Row Library - pop in and say hello! You can also email me for an appointment or if you have a query. 

Hope to meet many of you soon :0)

8 Aug 2016

Coming Soon?

We may start seeing 
this automated trolley 
at airports and train stations... 

Is it the way of the future?

Have a look and 
decide for yourself....

1 Aug 2016

14 Jul 2016


Seminar: 'The Future of International Volunteering'
Monday 18th July 2016
10am – 4pm (lunch provided)
Eastbourne Campus, University of Brighton, Eastbourne

Confirmed speakers:

Dr Stephen Wearing, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia and author of: Volunteer Tourism: experiences that make a difference
Dr Peter Slowe, Founder and Director of Projects Abroad
Liz Wilson, CEO of Supporting Kids in Peru (KIDS)
Richard Nimmo, Managing Director of Blue Ventures
Dr Nick Ockenden, Institute for Volunteering Research

4 Jul 2016

Impact of Brexit on Tourism

The United Kingdom’s tourism industry, along with the rest of the country’s economy, has entered  “a period of uncertainty” as the business community grapples with the fallout from the Brexit vote. 

An online panel of tourism experts will be discussing the impact of Brexit on tourism this Wednesday 6th July, 2016 at 11am EST, 4pm UK Time. All are invited to attend - sign up here. The panel have offered to forward a recording, post-discussion, to anyone who can't participate - it is necessary to register to receive this. 

The Panel will be:
Dr. Cihan Cobanoglu, M3 Center Director, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee
Dr. Dimitrios Buhalis - Bournemouth University, England.
Mr. Kevin Kaley - FTS, MIH, Director, Vice Chair of the Tourism Society, United Kingdom
Jerry D. Parrish - Ph.D., Chief Economist and Director of Research, Florida Chamber Foundation.
                           Here's an article by ATTA member, Christopher Doyle,                                                                        on Brexit’s impact to European tourism.