Information and Communication Technologies in Support of the Tourism Industry, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1599041618
  • ISBN-13: 9781599041612
  • DDC: 910.285
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 376 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released September 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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Overview

Tourism is one of the leading industries worldwide. The magnitude of growth in tourism will bring both opportunities and problems to source and destination markets in years to come, especially in the internal and external exchange of information in the industry.

Information and Communication Technologies in Support of the Tourism Industry examines the process of transformation as it relates to the tourism industry, and the changes to that industry from modern electronic communications. Information and Communication Technologies in Support of the Tourism Industry covers not only geographically supportive technologies in communication, but also in terms of culture, economics, marketing, social, and regional issues. In-depth analyses range from the use of the Internet to supply information to the emerging patterns of tourist decision making and investments.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Information and Communication Technologies in Support of the Tourism Industry: Table of Contents.
Foreword.
Preface.
Acknowledgments.
1: Use of Computers and the Internet in Tourism.
2: Online Delivery of Tourism Services: Developments, Issues, and Challenges.
3: A Framework for Ontology-Based Tourism Application Generator.
4: ICT and the Travel Industry: Opportunities and Challenges for New Zealand Travel Agents.
5: Transformation of the Tourist Industry.
6: The Transformation of the Distribution Process in the Airline Industry Empowered by Information and Communication Technology.
7: Design and Implementation Approaches for Location-Based, Tourism-Related Services.
8: Developing Visual Tourism Recommender Systems.
9: Virtual Reality Applications in Tourism.
10: Virtual Reality Mapping Revisited: IT Tools for the Divide Between Knowledge and Action in Tourism.
11: Towards Improved Business Planning Decision Support for Small-to-Medium Tourism Enterprise Operators.
12: Collaborative Commerce and the Hotel Industry.
13: Sex Tourism and the Internet: Information, Amplification, and Moral Panics.
14: Case Studies.
15: Digital Imaging Trek: A Practical Model for Managing the Demand of the Digitally Enabled Traveller.
16: Feeling Welcome: Internet Tourism Marketing Across Cultures.
17: Changing Technological Trends in the Travel Behaviour of Older Tourists.
About the Authors.
Index.