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This paper presents a speech-to-speech translation system for tourism application developed in the context of the C-STAR consortium. Potential users can communicate by speech and by using their own language with a travel agent in order to organize their travel. The system uses an interchange format ...

Author(s)
Cettolo, M.; Corazza, A.; Lazzari, G.; Pianesi, F.; Pianta, E.; Tovena, L. M.
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Wien, Wien, Austria
Citation
Information and communication technologies in tourism 1999. Proceedings of the International Conference in Innsbruck, Austria, 1999., 1999, pp 191-200
Abstract

This paper contrasts distribution systems in various European countries (UK, Germany, Scandinavia, France, Italy, and Spain) and identifies differences between Northern and Southern Europe. It is indicated that there are pronounced differences in approaches to holiday taking in Europe. In Northern...

Author(s)
Casarin, F.
Publisher
Continuum, London, UK
Citation
Tourism distribution channels: practices, issues and transformations, 2001, pp 137-150
Abstract

This chapter provides some contexts for the analysis of tourism distribution and highlights some of the key issues on the theory of distribution in the leisure and business sectors in the UK. The chapter focuses on the different conceptual approaches to tourism distribution, the significance of...

Author(s)
Laws, E.
Publisher
Continuum, London, UK
Citation
Tourism distribution channels: practices, issues and transformations, 2001, pp 53-72
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Cover for eTourism: critical information and communication technologies for tourism destinations.

This chapter examines how information and communication technologies play an important role in each of the five stages of the buyers' decision making process, and that eTourism is in the centre of consumer processes for purchasing tourism products. These five stages include need recognition,...

Author(s)
Buhalis, D.; Leung, D.; Law Rob
ISBN
2011 CABI (H ISBN 9781845937621)
Type
Book chapter
Abstract

This chapter highlights the ways in which today's older adult consumers are changing their habits and their interests from that of the past. Importantly, it details the possibilities that the ageing traveller market now offers for those business entities willing to engage meaningfully in the...

Author(s)
Patterson, I.; Pegg, S.
Publisher
Channel View Publications Ltd, Bristol, UK
Citation
Accessible tourism: concepts and issues, 2011, pp 174-190
Abstract

Gamification has become a focus of attention in an increasing number of fields including business, education, and health care. Through a wide range of applications and support functions, its potential for the tourism industry is significant. Gamification of tourism can contribute to a more...

Author(s)
Xu FeiFei; Buhalis, D.; Weber, J.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Tourism Management, 2017, 60, pp 244-256
Abstract

Brands take advantage of technology, social media and constant connectivity to foster organic consumer engagement and interactions towards co-creating personalised customer service. Real-time service offers dynamic engagement with connected consumers. Brands in tourism and hospitality use...

Author(s)
Buhalis, D.; Sinarta, Y.
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2019, 36, 5, pp 563-582
Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to examine the main developments of virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) research in hospitality and tourism. It also aims to pinpoint fruitful directions for tourism and hospitality research on VR and AR applications. Design/methodology/approach: A selective...

Author(s)
Wei Wei
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Journal of Hospitality and Tourism Technology, 2019, 10, 4, pp 539-570

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