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.

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.

Advances in Future Computer and Control Systems

Author: David Jin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642293870
Release Date: 2012-04-13
Genre: Computers

FCCS2012 is an integrated conference concentrating its focus on Future Computer and Control Systems. “Advances in Future Computer and Control Systems” presents the proceedings of the 2012 International Conference on Future Computer and Control Systems(FCCS2012) held April 21-22,2012, in Changsha, China including recent research results on Future Computer and Control Systems of researchers from all around the world.

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.

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.

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.

Hospitality Information Systems and E Commerce

Author: Dana V. Tesone
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780471478492
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

Up-to-date coverage of how technology impacts management in the hospitality industry In order to succeed in today's business world, hospitality managers must have a wealth of knowledge when it comes to technology. Hospitality Information Systems and E-Commerce provides this essential information. Covering the technology used in each segment of the hospitality industry - lodging, foodservice, and tourism - this insightful book emphasizes the management decisions necessary to purchase, implement, and execute technology initiatives in a hospitality operation. Packed with industry examples that illustrate the influence of technology on management and customer service, Hospitality Information Systems and E-Commerce: Provides an overview of information technology basics, including computer hardware, software, and networks Covers electronic commerce (e-commerce) and its impact on the hospitality industry, as well as how managers can implement successful e-commerce strategies into their business Features interviews with information technology professionals in the hospitality industry Includes "On the Job" vignettes that show readers how the concepts covered in each chapter translate into the management of a hospitality operation Contains a practical glossary of technical terminology Hospitality Information Systems and E-Commerce offers an in-depth look at how hospitality managers can most effectively use technology to benefit their business, and is a must-have resource for students and professionals seeking to learn more about this cutting-edge topic.

Information Technology and Tourism

Author: Hannes Werthner
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3211832742
Release Date: 1999-07-01
Genre: Business & Economics

Information systems in tourism, such as reservation systems, yield management systems, and tourism-marketing systems, have been among the pioneers of leading-edge technology applications and are among the most successful users of e-commerce. From both a technological and a management point of view, this book focuses on interorganizational processes and information systems, providing a coherent picture of current trends and future possibilities.

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.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2000

Author: Daniel R. Fesenmaier
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783709162910
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Business & Economics

ENTER has now met for six years, providing a valuable forum for researchers and practitioners to discuss and debate their ideas and perspectives regarding the nature and role of tourism and information technology in global society. Over the years, the nature and rate of change in the tourism industry has been overwhelming. The internet and related technologies are now dominant agents of change and have created a "new economy" which requires new processes and strategies to replace those developed for the "old economy". The theme of ENTER 2000, "Keeping Pace with Change - New Frontiers for IT and Tourism", captures the challenges that we face at the beginning of the new millennium. The papers included in this volume illustrate the incredible growth in research and development in this area and reflect its youth, vitality and at the same time, maturation. Perhaps most important, these papers document how this new technology has changed and, in tum, how the industry has responded. The series of proceedings of which this volume is a part is creating a unique body of knowledge about the intertwined emergence of tourism and technology. There are, perhaps, three overriding themes of this congress. First is the focus on the tourist. Professor Stock's keynote address "Intelligent Interfaces for the Tourist" is a good representative of a series of papers discussing how information systems, electronic markets, and user interfaces have been or can be developed to enhance the tourist experience.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2018

Author: Brigitte Stangl
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319729237
Release Date: 2017-12-22
Genre: Business & Economics

This book presents the latest research into the application of information and communication technologies within the travel and tourism sectors. Readers will find insightful contributions on a wide range of topics, including digital marketing, social media and online travel reviews, mobile computing, augmented and virtual reality, gamification, recommender systems, electronic distribution, online education and learning, and the sharing economy. Particular attention is devoted to the actual and potential impact of big data, and the development and implementation of digital strategies, including digital marketing and the digital economy. In addition to the description of research advances and innovative concepts, a number of informative case studies are presented. The contents of the book are based on the 2018 ENTER eTourism conference, held in Jönköping, Sweden. The volume will appeal to all academics and practitioners with an interest in the most recent developments in eTourism.

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.

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.