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Information And Communication Technologies For Sustainable Tourism

Author : Alisha Ali
ISBN : 9781135100254
Genre : Business & Economics
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Sustainable development is a highly topical issue and is of critical importance to tourism as the environment is of utmost importance for the continued development and prosperity of the industry. There have been numerous texts written on sustainable tourism and the measures to mitigate and manage this but none which acknowledges Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as a mechanism of doing so despite being an emerging area of research. ICT in this context refers to innovative tools which form an integrated system of software and networked equipment that facilitates data processing information sharing communication and the ability to search and select from an existing range of products and services for an organisation’s benefits. Despite the symbiotic relationship, which exists between ICT and sustainable tourism, there has been little research, which has considered how the use of such technology can be used to make sustainable tourism development a more workable reality. This opportune book is the first to provide a focus on the interrelationship of these two important topics demonstrating their synergies and providing insight into a new and innovative approach to managing sustainable tourism development. It considers the use of technology to reduce the negative impacts of tourism from both the demand and supply side perspectives. A critical review of a range of cutting edge technologies used by tourists and businesses to assess their usefulness in managing sustainable tourism development from the macro to the micro level is also discussed. It further integrates examples and practical applications to show how ICT can be an invaluable mechanism in the management of sustainable tourism development. This cutting-edge volume provides a wealth of information on an important yet neglected subject. This book will be invaluable reading for students, researchers, academics and members of the tourism industry looking for new and innovate ways of fostering a more sustainable tourism industry.

Information And Communication Technologies In Tourism 2013

Author : Lorenzo Cantoni
ISBN : 9783642363092
Genre : Business & Economics
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​The papers presented in this volume advance the state of the art in social media and Web 2.0, electronic tourism marketing, web site and search engine optimization, technology adoption and diffusion, online communities, tourism management and decision support, eLearning, mobile technologies and applications in tourism, recommender systems, e-intermediaries and networks in tourism, customer research in e-tourism and user generated content. The volume collects research papers of prominent scholars from around the world with a disciplinary background in the fields of social or computer sciences. The book covers the most significant topics within the study field of electronic tourism and addresses both, academics and practitioners interested in the latest advances in the electronic travel and tourism domain.

Information And Communication Technologies In Tourism 2010

Author : Ulrike Gretzel
ISBN : 9783211994061
Genre : Business & Economics
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The papers in this volume address advances in mobile tourism services, online destination marketing, GPS-based tracking of tourist behaviors, decision support tools, website design and evaluation, online travel distribution, ICT adoption in tourism and hospitality businesses, virtual experiences, online information search, Web 2.0, social media marketing, and the role of ICTs in sustainable tourism development. The volume shows a high diversity in disciplinary approaches and methodologies used to explore the intersection of tourism and technology. Thus, the included papers would be of interest to readers with varying backgrounds.

Information And Communication Technologies In Tourism 2014

Author : Zheng Xiang
ISBN : 9783319039732
Genre : Business & Economics
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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.

Encyclopedia Of Developing Regional Communities With Information And Communication Technology

Author : Marshall, Stewart
ISBN : 9781591407911
Genre : Education
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"This encyclopedia provides a thorough examination of concepts, technologies, policies, training, and applications of ICT in support of economic and regional developments around the globe"--Provided by publisher.

Sustainable Tourism As A Factor Of Cohesion Among European Regions

Author : Committee of the Regions
ISBN : 9289503785
Genre : Business & Economics
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Progress towards sustainable tourism has become imperative in the European Union. The tourism industry has grown to massive proportions in the last decade and so has its environmental impact. Since tourism is after all an economic activity, a better management of tourism is not only necessary to mitigate its negative effects on the environment, but also to minimise the potential conflict with other economic activities. Tourism also promotes intercultural relations and mutual understanding and is widely recognized as a mjor opportunity for enhancing the territorial cohesion within Europe. Sustainable tourism can support and drive the territorial cohesion towards a harmonious and balanced development of Europe. It has a high potential to enhance cohesion among regions because it fosters the promotion of identity of each region and the sharing of the diverse European natural and cultural heritages, traditions and languages.

Leading Edge Developments In Tourism Ict And Related Underlying Technologies

Author : Nalin Sharda
ISBN : 1920704841
Genre : Tourism
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This report documents the outcomes of the scoping study conducted on the leading-edge developments in tourism information and communication technologies (ICT) systems and related underlying technologies. The study focused on the three key areas: web-based intelligent systems (WISEs), location-based systems (LBSs) and usability engineering (UE). It provides an overview of the current status of research in tourism ICT systems, and proposes priority research directions and three industry-focused and interrelated projects. This publication is also available for free download at www.crctourism.com.au

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