New publication

Free access paper on ‘Social media and recruitment in tourism and hospitality’

New paper by Adele Ladkin and Dimitrios Buhalis in the International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management Highly Commended Paper available with 2017 Literati Awards FREE access   Adele Ladkin, Dimitrios Buhalis, (2016) “Online and social media recruitment: Hospitality employer and prospective employee considerations”, International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, Vol. 28 Issue: 2, pp.327-345, https://doi.org/10.1108/IJCHM-05-2014-0218

2016 Electronic Markets Papers of the Year goes to BU eTourism Lab!

  One more great publication – one more award! The paper: Neuhofer, B., Buhalis, D., Ladkin, A., 2015, Smart technologies for personalized experiences: a case study in the hospitality domain, Electronic Markets, Vol 25(3), pp. 243-254, has been selected as one of the two ‘2016 Electronic Markets Papers of the Year’. ‘Dear Dimitrios, High quality papers… Read more »

New paper: Williams, N., Inversini, A., Ferdinand, N., Buhalis, D., 2017. Destination eWOM: A macro and meso network approach?

Destination eWOM: A macro and meso network approach? Highlights • Destination eWOM network structure remains unchanged despite scale significant growth. • Meso (community) level hubs act as global information senders and receivers. • Hub roles evolve over time. • Discourse within destination eWOM networks can fluctuate from year to year. Abstract The purpose of this… Read more »

New Article: The influences and consequences of being digitally connected and/or disconnected to travellers

Tanti A., and Buhalis, D. 2017, The influences and consequences of being digitally connected and/or disconnected to travellers, Information Technology & Tourism March, p.1-21. http://doi.org/10.1007/s40558-017-0081-8 Abstract Technological progress and tourism have worked in tandem for many years. Connectivity is the vehicle that drove the goal of technologically enhanced tourism experiences forward. This study, through an… Read more »

New Research: Serious games and the gamification of tourism

Feifei Xu Dimitrios Buhalis Jessika Weber 2017 , Serious games and the gamification of tourism Tourism Management Volume 60, June 2017, Pages 244–256 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2016.11.020 Highlights •A systematic review of the concept of gamification. • Identified extrinsic and intrinsic motivational gaming elements that contribute to a meaningful gamification. •Discussed the application of gamification in tourism with case practices. Abstract Gamification has… Read more »

New Paper: Smart tourism destinations: ecosystems for tourism destination competitiveness

Smart tourism destinations: ecosystems for tourism destination competitiveness

Kim Boes , Dimitrios Buhalis , Alessandro Inversini (pp. 108 – 124)

International Journal of Tourism Cities
ISSN: 2056-5607
Volume 2 Issue 2

Type: Research paper
Keywords: ICT , Tourism competitiveness , Smart city , Smart tourism destination

New book : Tourism Management, Marketing, and Development : Performance, Strategies, and Sustainability

  Edited by Marcello M. Mariani, Wojciech Czakon, Dimitrios Buhalis, Ourania Vitouladiti ISBN 9781137401854 Publication Date December 2015 Companies and destinations in the tourism sector are confronted with increasing managerial challenges and have to deal with a competitive, turbulent, and fast-changing environment. The understanding that both tourism companies and destinations endowed with the best assets (natural and cultural)… Read more »

Gamification in Tourism book

How to design memorable experiences in tourism by linking Gamification to Experience Design is the focus of the new Gamification in Tourism book. For combining these concepts, Paul Bulencea and Roman Egger conceptualized the Memorable Experience Design (MED) framework drawing on a wide body of literature from design thinking, motivation theories, game design and positive… Read more »