Professor Dimitrios Buhalis delivered a keynote Smart Tourism and the importance of networks for destinations presentation at the European Travel Commission Workshop in Vienna.
Professor Buhalis explained how eTourism evolved in the last 30 years and explained some of his research that was published in as early as in 1993 and is still relevant (Buhalis, D., 1993, Regional Integrated Computer Information Reservation Management Systems (RICIRMS) as a strategic tool for the small and medium tourism enterprises, Tourism Management, Vol. 14(5), pp.366 378. https://doi.org/10.1016/0261-5177(93)90005-6). He then transformed ETC delegates to the future explaining how technology will shape the future of tourism by 2030.
He explained what smart tourism is and what are the benefits for tourism destinations and organisations from the emerging tourism digital ecosystem. Latest research from key publications was also offered.
Professor Buhalis also offered the latest range of research on smart tourism as explained in a range of publications including:
Zhang, H., Gordon, S., Buhalis, D., Ding, X., 2018, Experience Value Cocreation on Destination Online Platforms, Journal of Travel Research, In print https://doi.org/10.1177/0047287517733557
Buhalis, D., Leung, R., 2018, Smart Hospitality – Interconnectivity and Interoperability towards an Ecosystem, International Journal of Hospitality Management, Vol.71, pp.41-50 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijhm.2017.11.011
Molinillo, F., Liébana-Cabanillas, F., Anaya-Sánchez, R., Buhalis, D., 2018, DMO online platforms: image and intention to visit, Tourism Management, Vol.65, pp.116-130 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026151771730211X
Williams, N., Inversini; A., Buhalis, D., Ferdinand, N., 2017 Destination eWOM drivers and characteristics, Annals of Tourism Research Vol.64 pp.87–101 http://doi.org/10.1016/j.annals.2017.02.007
Boes, K., Buhalis, D., Inversini, A., 2016, Smart tourism destinations: ecosystems for tourism destination competitiveness”, International Journal of Tourism Cities, Vol. 2(2), pp.108–124 http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/IJTC-12-2015-0032
Williams, N., Ferdinand, N., Inversini, A., Buhalis, D., 2015, Community Crosstalk: An exploratory analysis of destination and festival eWOM on Twitter, Journal of Marketing Management Vol.31 (9-10), pp.1113-1140 http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0267257X.2015.1035308
Neuhofer, B., Buhalis, D., Ladkin, A., 2015, Smart technologies for personalised experiences. A case from the Hospitality Industry, Electronic Markets, Volume 25(3), pp. 243-254 https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12525-015-0182-1
Xiang, Z., Tussyadiah, I.,Buhalis, D., 2015, Smart destinations: Foundations, analytics, and applications, Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 4(3), October 2015, pp. 143-144 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212571X15000360
Buhalis, D., and Foerste, M., 2015, SoCoMo Marketing for Travel and Tourism: empowering co-creation of value, Journal of Destination Marketing & Management, 4(3), October 2015, pp.151–161 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212571X15000207
Mistilis, N., and Buhalis, D., Gretzel, U., 2014, ‘eDestination Marketing of the future: the perspective of an Australian Tourism Stakeholder Network ‘, Journal Travel Research, Vo.53, 1-13. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0047287514522874
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