Tourism Information Technology 2nd Edition

Author: Pierre J Benckendorff
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781780641850
Release Date: 2014-09-19
Genre: Business & Economics

This second edition of 'Tourism Information Technology' continues to cover the complexities of how information technology is being used in the tourism industry. Fully updated, it covers IT applications in all sectors of the industry including airlines, travel intermediaries, accommodation, foodservice, destinations, attractions, events and entertainment. Organised around the stages of the visitor journey it will cover how tourists are using technologies to support decision making before their trip, during their travels and upon their return. This revised edition also includes the various social media that are impacting the travel industry and consider the increasing number of networks in tourism.

Tourism Principles Practices Philosophies 12th Edition

Author: Charles R. Goeldner
Publisher: Wiley Global Education
ISBN: 9781118214312
Release Date: 2011-09-13
Genre: Business & Economics

The 12th Edition of Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies explores major concepts in tourism, what makes tourism possible, and how tourism can become an important factor in the wealth of any nation. Written in global terms, it provides an overview of the principles, practices, and philosophies that affect the cultural, social, economic, psychological, and marketing aspects of human travel and the tourism industry. Among the topics given expanded coverage in this edition are: B&Bs, time shares, meetings and conventions, sustainable tourism, climate change, social media, and mobile marketing.

GIS Applications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Author: Chaudhuri, Somnath
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781522550891
Release Date: 2018-04-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Geographic information systems (GIS) provide information that can be useful across many disciplines. One of these disciplines is the travel and hospitality industry. GIS Applications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry is a vital scholarly publication that explores the applications of GIS to the leisure travel industry, specifically the importance of GIS in trip planning, online bookings, and location-based services. Highlighting coverage on a wide range of topics such as cultural heritage tourism, geospatial collaborative tourism recommender systems, and decision support systems, this book is geared toward business managers, academicians, researchers, graduate-level students, and professionals looking for current research on the impact of GIS on recreational travel.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2014

Author: Zheng Xiang
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783319039732
Release Date: 2014-01-08
Genre: Business & Economics

The papers presented in this volume advance the state-of-the-art research on social media and Web 2.0, electronic tourism marketing, website development and evaluation, search engine marketing and optimization, IT adoption and diffusion, virtual travel communities, mobile technologies, management information systems in tourism, eLearning, recommender systems for tourism businesses and destinations and electronic distribution for hospitality and travel products. This book covers the most significant topics contributed by prominent scholars from around the world and is suitable for both academics and practitioners who are interested in the latest developments in e-Tourism.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism

Author: Walter Schertler
Publisher: Springer Verlag
ISBN: CORNELL:31924077742744
Release Date: 1995
Genre: Business & Economics

The proceedings of the conference ENTER - International Conference on Information and Communications Technologies in Tourism provide an international forum for the discussion of the role of telecommunication and information systems in tourism, inform potential users and people concerned with the importance of such technologies and to explain their functioning, and finally intensify the contact and the communication between researchers, system developers and users. Tourism and leisure industry experiences a fast technological development, however, the different participants in this market are very differently prepared to meet this challange. The general theme of ENTER in 1995 is electronic marketing. This is the background to the discussion presented in this volume, dealing with questions like how an equal and fruitful cooperation for all participants can take place, when one should participate in this development and enter the electronic market, what are the dangers of entering too early or too late, whether the environment is prepared for such a development, and what can be learned from other sectors. The results of this discussion are of interest for scientists, researchers and practitioners in tourism as well as in the computer industry.

Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems

Author: James D. Carswell
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783540494669
Release Date: 2006-11-27
Genre: Computers

This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Symposium on Web and Wireless Geographical Information Systems, W2GIS 2006, held in Hong Kong, China in December 2006. The 24 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from over 130 submissions and cover a wide range of topics from the semantic Web, Web personalization, contextual representation and mapping to querying in mobile environments, mobile networks and recent developments in location-based services and applications. The papers are organized in topical sections on location-based services, W2GIS applications and prototypes, wayfinding, mobile and wireless GIS, W2GIS personalization and agents, data management and data retrieval methods, as well as semantic geo-spatial Web and ubiquitous W2GIS.

Communication and Channel Systems in Tourism Marketing

Author: Muzaffer Uysal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136586972
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Business & Economics

What sources of information do tourists consult when choosing a travel destination? How can communication channels be used to reach the tourist market for a specific region? This resource provides new insight into these important questions and more on developing tourism marketing strategies using the key factors of communication and channel systems. Communication and Channel Systems in Tourism Marketing features both conceptual and applied research which provides an excellent base for tourism marketers and destination planners to evaluate and improve their overall tourism marketing programs. Tourism and hospitality scholars discuss communication distribution channels, media selection, information needs and sources, importance of travel brochures and slogans, brochure design, and the effectiveness of communication messages in tourism marketing. The advantages and disadvantages of a wide variety of communication channels are explored including word-of-mouth, brochures/pamphlets, travel agents, magazines, radio, television, and slogans. Some of the topics covered in this book that demonstrate the use of communication and channel systems in tourism marketing are: building repeat visitor relationships image formation distribution channels communication messages and their effectiveness design of destination- and attraction-specific brochures communicating unique selling propositions in slogans This groundbreaking book presents original, empirical research that incorporates communications and channels systems as integral components of tourism marketing. The diversity and originality of these tourism research cases will be helpful to destination promoters, tourism decisionmakers, and tourism planners worldwide. Communication and Channel Systems in Tourism Marketing is also a valuable supplementary text for students in courses on leisure, recreation, hospitality, tourism, and marketing.

Digital Culture and E Tourism Technologies Applications and Management Approaches

Author: Lytras, Miltiadis
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781615208685
Release Date: 2010-11-30
Genre: Business & Economics

"This edition fosters multidisciplinary discussion and research on the adoption of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the contexts of culture and tourism, investigating how emerging technologies and new managerial models and strategies can promote sustainable development for culture and tourism"--Provided by publisher.

Information and Communication Technologies in Support of the Tourism Industry

Author: Pease, Wayne
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 9781599041612
Release Date: 2007-02-28
Genre: Business & Economics

"This book examines the process of transformation as it relates to the tourism industry, and the changes to that industry from modern electronic communications. It covers not only geographically supportive technologies in communication, but also in terms of culture, economics, marketing, social, and regional issues"--Provided by publisher.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 1997

Author: A.Min Tjoa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783709168486
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Computers

For the fourth time now, experts in tourism from various countries come to attend the ENTER conference in order to inform themselves and others about the current devel opments in the usage of information and communication technologies. The ENTER conference is thought as a platform for the exchange of ideas, experi ences, opinions, and visions among scientists and practitioners. The visions presented at the last three ENTER conferences have triggered many requirements of important on-going and planned projects in the application of communication and information technologies in tourism. The scope of the papers of this proceedings covers the most recent and relevant to pics in our area of interest. The sessions are primarily devoted to intelligent agents and systems, the future role of global (reservation) systems, the new. chances of data base applications due to the most recent technological developments. and above all the role of the Internet (and Intranet). I would like to express my cordial thanks to all institutions actively supporting this event, namely: • The Edinburgh & Lothian Tourist Board • The International Federation of Information Technology in Tourism (IFITT) Several people spent numerous hours organizing the scientific programme of EN TER. The names of most of them will appear in the following pages.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2015

Author: Iis Tussyadiah
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319143439
Release Date: 2015-01-27
Genre: Business & Economics

The papers presented in this volume advance the state-of-the-art research on big data and analytics, social media, electronic marketing, mobile computing and recommender systems, mobile sensors and geosocial services, augmented reality, wearable computing, smart tourism, electronic distribution for tourism and hospitality products and services, e-learning, responsive web design and management, and eTourism for development. This book covers the most significant areas contributed by prominent scholars from around the world and is suitable for both academics and practitioners who are interested in the latest developments in e-Tourism.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 1999

Author: Dimitrios Buhalis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3211832580
Release Date: 1999-01-12
Genre: Business & Economics

During the last couple of years we learned that infonnation and communication technologies have to be seen as key factors for the success in various industries. Especially in tourism it became evident, that missing the developments in this sector could not only be fatal for the unfolding of the businesses, but also unrenouncable in order to withstand in competition. The objective of ENTER is to show the chance that infonnation technology offers for all participants in the touristic competition to act successfully in permanently changing infonnation environments. It reflects the important role of infonnation technologies in this field. Within the last six years ENTER united various experts - practitioners as well as researchers - to exchange their experiences, ideas and visions in the sector of tourism and infonnation technology. The conferences scope is to provide an international platfonn to discuss the topical situation and future trends, and the possibilities to shape the own strategies. The various points of view of all the participants in workshops, reports and discussions always lead to most interesting perceptions.

Tourism Security

Author: Peter Tarlow
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780124115729
Release Date: 2014-06-09
Genre: Social Science

Tourism security is an important part of both security management and tourism. Private security professionals and police departments in tourism cities, as well as hotels, major attractions, and theme parks, have all come to realize that tourism security and safety issues (often called tourism surety) are essential for industry survival and success. In Tourism Security, leading expert Peter Tarlow addresses a range of key issues in tourism safety and security. The book guides the reader through a study of tourism security themes and best practices. Topics include the relationship between tourism security and the economy, hotel and motel security, risk and crisis management, public places, transportation, and legal issues. The book also includes case studies of four popular tourist destinations. With each destination, an interview with a police or security representative is included—providing unique, in-depth insight to security concerns. Tourism Security is an invaluable resource for private security professionals, police departments that serve tourist destinations, and tourism professionals who work in hotels or convention centers, or at attractions, casinos, or events. Explains what tourism security is and outlines safety procedures for different tourism environments Serves as a resource tool and how-to for implementing best practices Includes detailed case studies of four popular tourist destinations: Charleston, South Carolina, the Dominican Republic, Las Vegas, Nevada, and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil