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.

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.

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 1999

Author: Dimitrios Buhalis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783709163733
Release Date: 2012-12-06
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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Tourism Information Technology

Author: Ashlee Green
ISBN: 1681176289
Release Date: 2016-09-15

Technology has played an important role in achieving economic growth by garnering economic means for consumers to travel. The development and contribution of air travel as a means of transporting tourists to different locations is an important contribution of technology to the tourism and travel industry. The significant development of low cost carriers is another means of successful technological applications to the tourism and travel industry. The advancement of the Internet has deeply affected the way tourism and travel intermediaries perform their business. The advent and application of mobile technologies have further impacted the tourism and travel industry. Hence the travel and tourism industry has revolutionized their travel plans and strategies with the help of improved information technology solutions. They are resorting to customer focused travel solutions and are aiming to provide a one stop solution for all travel related services through information technology.Tourism Information Technology aims predominantly to contribute to the process of theory building, and therefore to the innovation of research and scholarship in this growing field. As an interdisciplinary book, it supports industry-oriented research as well as academic theory focused research. It will feature both empirical case studies and technical-theoretical papers looking at tourism-travel-hospitality from an IT point of view and at IT from an applied perspective. Information and communication systems embedded in a global net have had a profound influence on these industries, as also these industries with their presence in the electronic market show an impact on the developments of IT. Advances in the use and development of tools, technologies, and methodologies that have facilitated the efficient netting of information and communication systems in tourism, travel and hospitality are to be presented and discussed within this book.

Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2017

Author: Roland Schegg
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319511689
Release Date: 2017-01-03
Genre: Business & Economics

This book presents state-of-the-art research into the application of information and communication technologies to travel and tourism. The range of topics covered is broad, encompassing digital marketing and social media, mobile computing and web design, semantic technologies and recommender systems, augmented and virtual reality, electronic distribution and online travel reviews, MOOC and eLearning, eGovernment, and the sharing economy. There is a particular focus on the development of digital strategies, the impact of big data, and the digital economy. In addition to the description of research advances and innovative ideas, readers will find a number of informative industrial case studies. The contents of the book are based on the 2017 ENTER eTourism conference, held in Rome. The volume will be of interest to all academics and practitioners who wish to keep abreast of the latest developments in eTourism.

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.

Advances in Computer Science Environment Ecoinformatics and Education Part II

Author: Sally Lin
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642233234
Release Date: 2011-08-09
Genre: Computers

This 5-volume set (CCIS 214-CCIS 218) constitutes the refereed proceedings of the International Conference on Computer Science, Environment, Ecoinformatics, and Education, CSEE 2011, held in Wuhan, China, in July 2011. The 525 revised full papers presented in the five volumes were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on information security, intelligent information, neural networks, digital library, algorithms, automation, artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, computer networks, computational system, computer vision, computer modelling and simulation, control, databases, data mining, e-learning, e-commerce, e-business, image processing, information systems, knowledge management and knowledge discovering, mulitimedia and its apllication, management and information system, moblie computing, natural computing and computational intelligence, open and innovative education, pattern recognition, parallel and computing, robotics, wireless network, web application, other topics connecting with computer, environment and ecoinformatics, modeling and simulation, environment restoration, environment and energy, information and its influence on environment, computer and ecoinformatics, biotechnology and biofuel, as well as biosensors and bioreactor.

Advances in Information Systems Development

Author: Gabor Knapp
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387707603
Release Date: 2007-10-26
Genre: Computers

This monograph details the proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Information Systems Development. ISD is progressing rapidly, continually creating new challenges for the professionals involved. New concepts, approaches and techniques of systems development emerge constantly in this field. Progress in ISD comes from research as well as from practice. The aim of the Conference was to provide an international forum for the exchange of ideas and experiences between academia and industry, and to stimulate the exploration of new solutions.