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.
Online Delivery of Tourism Services: Developments, Issues, and Challenges / John W. Houghton -- A Framework for Ontology-Based Tourism Application Generator / Roopa Jakkilinki, Nalin Sharda -- ICT and the Travel Industry: Opportunities and Challenges for New Zealand Travel Agents / Vladimir Garkavenko, Simon Milne -- The Transformation of the Distribution Process in the Airline Industry Empowered by Information and Communication Technology / Patrick S. Merten -- Design and Implementation Approaches for Location-Based, Tourism-Related Services / George Kakaletris ... [et al.] -- Developing Visual Tourism Recommender Systems / Mohan Ponnada, Roopa Jakkilinki, Nalin Sharda -- Virtual Reality Applications in Tourism / Clin Guru -- Virtual Reality Mapping Revisited: IT Tools for the Divide Between Knowledge and Action in Tourism / Malcolm Cooper, Neil MacNeil -- Towards Improved Business Planning Decision Support for Small-to-MediumTourism Enterprise Operators / G. Michael McGrath -- Collaborative Commerce and the Hotel Industry / Michelle Rowe, Alfred Ogle -- Sex Tourism and the Internet: Information, Amplification, and Moral Panics / Jerry Eades -- Digital Imaging Trek: A Practical Model for Managing the Demand of the Digitally Enabled Traveller / Stephen C. Andrade, Hilary Mason -- Feeling Welcome: Internet Tourism Marketing Across Cultures / Wolfgang Georg Arlt -- Changing Technological Trends in the Travel Behaviour of Older Tourists / Ian Patterson.
Number Of Pages: 394
Published: 28th February 2007