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Gaming as a cutting-edge concept has recently been used by some innovative tourism sectors as a marketing tool and as a method of deeper engagement with visitors. This research aims to explore the gamification trend and its potential for experience development and tourism marketing. Using a focus...

Author(s)
Xu FeiFei; Tian Feng; Buhalis, D.; Weber, J.; Zhang HongMei
Publisher
Routledge, Philadelphia, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2016, 33, 8, pp 1124-1142
Abstract

Established inbound tour operators (ITOs) are being challenged by emerging competitors that have embraced technology-enabled innovations, including aspects that are associated with the collaborative or sharing economy. A variety of suppliers across the supply chain are now able to form a direct...

Author(s)
Hsu YangChan [Hsu, Y. C. A. ]; King, B.; Wang Dan; Buhalis, D.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Information Technology and Tourism, 2016, 16, 4, pp 413-433
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

This chapter presents the findings of a study into the economic contribution of tourists with disabilities to the Australian economy. The importance of including economic modelling within the research project is that rudimentary market estimates of tourists with disabilities in Australia were...

Author(s)
Dwyer, L.; Darcy, S.
Publisher
Channel View Publications Ltd, Bristol, UK
Citation
Accessible tourism: concepts and issues, 2011, pp 214-240
Abstract

Information Communication Technology (ICT) has had a large impact on the tourism industry. In Mainland China (hereafter known as China), the increasing popularity of Internet applications to its tourism industry is evident by the rapid growth of Chinese tourism websites. In 2005, e-tourism in China ...

Author(s)
Qi ShanShan; Law, R.; Buhalis, D.
Publisher
Haworth Hospitality Press, Binghamton, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing, 2008, 25, 2, pp 182-198
Abstract

Purpose: This paper aims to contrast the expectations placed on the smart destination as a theoretical management approach with the reality of emergent tech-savvy tourism demand by examining the response of this segment to three critical dimensions of technology use in the context of smart ...

Author(s)
Femenia-Serra, F.; Perles-Ribes, J. F.; Ivars-Baidal, J. A.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2019, 74, 1, pp 63-81
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this research is to analyze the shifting perceptions of international tourists to Jeju Island and provide practical lessons to the tourism industry. Specifically, in regard to three United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) natural World...

Author(s)
Kim Kun; Park OunJoung; Barr, J.; Yun HaeJung
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2019, 74, 1, pp 20-29
Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this paper is twofold: to present gamified mobile experiences as valid tools for DMOs to enrich the experience of tourists, and to present the benefits provided to DMOs by analytics tools integrated on gamified mobile experiences. Design/methodology/approach: Staff from...

Author(s)
Garcia, A.; Linaza, M. T.; Gutierrez, A.; Garcia, E.
Publisher
Emerald Publishing, Bingley, UK
Citation
Tourism Review, 2019, 74, 1, pp 30-49
AbstractFull Text

Information and knowledge are major areas that can define strategies and short- or medium-term business plans for enterprises in the tourism sector. This paper discusses the integrated knowledge management concept and presents the EGIC Matrix (Integrated Knowledge Management Spiral), a new...

Author(s)
Almeida, C. R. de; Ferreira, A. M.; Costa, C.
Publisher
Universidad de la Laguna, La Laguna, Spain
Citation
PASOS: Revista de Turismo y Patrimonio Cultural, 2009, 7, 3, pp 475-490
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This chapter highlights the role of government as an agent of change in tourism, in particular the role of Tourism Marketing Authorities (TMAs) in promoting the industry and reviewing the 'priority' or otherwise afforded to accessible tourism. After mapping and analysing the policy initiatives and...

Author(s)
Darcy, S.; Cameron, B.; Schweinsberg, S.
Publisher
Channel View Publications Ltd, Bristol, UK
Citation
Best practice in accessible tourism: inclusion, disability, ageing population and tourism, 2012, pp 79-113

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