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Background: Travellers visiting friends and relatives (VFR) define a specific population of travellers exposed to higher risks for health and safety than tourists. The aim of this study was to assess differentials in pre-travel health care in VFR travellers compared to other travellers. Methods: A...

Author(s)
Ferrara, P.; Masuet-Aumatell, C.; Ramon-Torrell, J. M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Public Health, 2019, 19, 1397, pp (28 October 2019)
Abstract

This special issue aims at drawing attention to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), particularly social media, in religious tourism and pilgrimage. The first paper analyses the online travel reviews (OTRs) about the Sacred Mounts of Oropa and Orta in Italy, highlighting...

Author(s)
de Ascaniis, S.; Cantoni, L.
Publisher
Dublin Institute of Technology, Dublin, Irish Republic
Citation
International Journal of Religious Tourism and Pilgrimage, 2016, 4, 3, pp i-iii + 1-42
Abstract

This collection presents seven papers, all of them demonstrating how information and communication technologies are impacting various topics in tourism research. The papers deal with: e-tourism adoption; self-service technologies in hotels; use of social media in hotel marketing; technological and...

Author(s)
Pesonen, J.; Neidhardt, J.
Publisher
Springer Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany
Citation
Information Technology and Tourism, 2020, 22, 1, pp 1-186
Abstract

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have had a significant impact on both the travel and tourism experience and industry. In particular, destination marketing organizations (DMOs) have found ICT a powerful ally to harmonize and coordinate the activities of local stakeholders as well...

Author(s)
Fernández-Cavia, J.; Marchiori, E.; Haven-Tang, C.; Cantoni, L.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Vacation Marketing, 2017, 23, 3, pp 264-273
AbstractFull Text

Information and communication technologies (ICTs), including social media (SM), have become new ways to improve the brand equity of destinations. Considering the foundations of post-tourism theory, ICTs constitute a means through which the tourist can access tourism experiences prior to visiting...

Author(s)
Carrasco-García, P. M.; Frías Jamilena, D. M.; Polo Peña, A. I.
Publisher
Universidade de Alicante, Alicante, Spain
Citation
Investigaciones Turísticas, 2022, 23, pp 24-27
Abstract

Smart Tourism is the main component of current destinations, however, there are severe difficulties for its application in small destinations. This problem is essential in the case of rural tourism. Taramundi is one of the most important rural destinations in Spain. There are two surveys about...

Author(s)
Ballina Ballina, F. J. de la
Publisher
Sociedade Brasileira de Economia e Sociologia Rural (SOBER), Brasília, Brazil
Citation
Revista de Economia e Sociologia Rural, 2022, 60, 1,
AbstractFull Text

The last decades have been marked by the rise of ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) and the development of electronic business (e-business called). The Spanish tourism industry and in particular the structure of tourism distribution system was directly affected by it. Internet has...

Author(s)
Sarmiento Guede, J. R.
Publisher
Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
Citation
Cuadernos de Turismo, 2016, 38, pp 459-483, 591-593
Abstract

Tourist products distribution is an activity inside of the tourism sector, and participating individuals have provided themselves with Information and Communication Technologies. As an example, Global Distribution Systems is one of the most interesting and archetypal, due to it constant process of...

Author(s)
López-del Oso, M.; González-Sánchez, R.
Publisher
Federal University of Alagoas, Penedo, Brazil
Citation
Revista Iberoamericana de Turismo (RITUR), 2017, 7, 1, pp 30-54
Abstract

The development of information and communication technologies (ICTs) has had profound effects in goods and services marketing. In particular, the advent of electronic commerce has forced companies to face new types of competition and customer relationship management to survive in markets. This...

Author(s)
Suárez Álvarez, L.; Díaz Martín, A. M.; Vázquez Casielles, R.
Publisher
Sage Publications, Thousand Oaks, USA
Citation
Journal of Travel Research, 2007, 45, 4, pp 453-463
Abstract

The websites of many hotels are beginning to incorporate new online tools such as social media in order to maintain closer relationships with clients and, possibly, investors. The objectives of this study are to identify the strategies pursued by Spanish hotel websites and to analyze the...

Author(s)
Escobar-Rodríguez, T.; Carvajal-Trujillo, E.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
International Journal of Hospitality Management, 2013, 33, pp 228-239

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