New publication

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 »

SMART TOURISM workshop at Festival of Learning Bournemouth University/ IFITTtalk@Bournemouth

Bournemouth University eTourism Lab, Bournemouth Tourism and IFITT invite you to the Smart Tourism workshop at Festival of Learning Bournemouth University 14 July 2015 12:30–19:30 Lees Lecture Theatre Bournemouth University School of Tourism Smart Tourism workshop puts in agenda the main trends and challenges of smart tourism as well as discussion of research result on… Read more »