Zach, Florian6; Gretzel, Ulrike4; Fesenmaier, Daniel R.5
Peter O'Connor, Wolfram Höpken, Ulrike Gretzel
1 Department of Design og Kommunikation, Faculty of Humanities, SDU2 Centre for Tourism, Innovation & Culture, Department of Design og Kommunikation, Faculty of Humanities, SDU3 Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, SDU4 Texas A&M University5 Temple University6 Department of History, Faculty of Humanities, SDU
This paper discusses tourist activated networks as a concept to inform technological applications supporting dynamic bundling and en-route recommendations. Empirical data was collected from travellers who visited a regional destination in the US and then analyzed with respect to its network structure. The results indicate that the tourist activated network for the destination is rather sparse and that there are clearly differences in core and peripheral nodes. The findings illustrate the structure of a tourist activated network and provide implications for technology design and tourism marketing.
Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2008: Proceedings of the International Conference, 2008, p. 198-208
dynamic packaging; tourism
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Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2008