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Cover for The future of information technology and tourism.

This chapter explains the virtuous cycle of technological development in travel planning and discusses ten emerging trends in the future of information technology and tourism. The first trend focuses on the development of artificial intelligence and the continuing importance of innovation in...

Author(s)
Benckendorff, P. J.; Xiang, Z.; Sheldon, P. J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393432)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Technology management in tourism.

This chapter initially presents an overview of technological evolution, followed by a discussion of specific technologies and innovations with a direct impact on tourism. There is also a section on 'smart tourism', and some experiences with technology solutions for tourism are discussed.

Author(s)
Moutinho, L.; Vargas-Sánchez, A.; Moral-Moral, M.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390240)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for New strategic developments in tourism.

This chapter emphasizes the importance of a new strategic thinking in the current business environment of tourism. The future of business and the impact of emerging technologies are examined, as well as their strategic implications. The importance of an ethical approach is emphasized, showing how...

Author(s)
Vargas-Sánchez, A.; Moutinho, L.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390240)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Product development.

This chapter provides an overview of adventure and outdoor product development in different geographical spaces, namely, mountains and glaciers, air, rivers, oceans/seas, deserts, jungles, the Poles, and urban areas. Technological improvements that have affected the development of adventure and...

Author(s)
Jenkins, I. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390868)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Motivations of the pilgrim to attend the annual pilgrimage of Hajj.

This chapter demonstrates and explores the motivations of individuals attending the annual pilgrimage of Hajj in the holy cities of Makkah and Medina in Saudi Arabia. The chapter further highlights the development of the country from a commercial aspect as well as the use of modern technology to...

Author(s)
Yaqub, M. J.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786394163)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The digital tourism landscape.

This chapter examines the digital tourism landscape from different disciplinary perspectives. First, it adopts the analogy of an ecosystem to explore the broader role that information technology (IT) plays to fulfill the functions of inspiration, acquisition, experience and reflection. Second, the...

Author(s)
Benckendorff, P. J.; Xiang, Z.; Sheldon, P. J.
ISBN
2019 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786393432)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for The role of cable cars and ski lifts as key innovations in the evolution of winter tourism.

Besides being the crucial basic innovation for ski tourism, the technological progress through innovations in cable cars and surface lifts (CCSLs) also has had an important influence on the further development of ski tourism. The main aim of this chapter is to illustrate these influences in...

Author(s)
Mayer, M.
ISBN
2019 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395207)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for The new business environment and trends in tourism.

This chapter presents an overview of the new business environment and the recent and probable future trends in tourism. Many facets are covered such as social, cultural, economic, international, communication, infrastructure, institutional, legal and political factors; ecological aspects; and...

Author(s)
Rate, S.; Moutinho, L.; Ballantyne, R.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786390240)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Aquaculture development and the blue revolution.

This chapter looks at India's aquaculture sector and its Blue Revolution, which focuses on increasing production from aquaculture and other fisheries resources. The most significant technologies that have revolutionized freshwater fish farming are described, covering breeding, seed production, and...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Horticulture for food and nutrition security.

This chapter looks at horticultural development in India and the importance of horticulture for nutritional security and health. Challenges ahead for the horticultural sector are highlighted. The chapter also discusses technological advancements in (i) genetic improvement; (ii) efficient crop...

Author(s)
Paroda, R. S.
ISBN
2018 CAB International (H ISBN 9781786395177)
Type
Book chapter

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