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ENTER2014

In 2014 ENTER, brings together the research community and the industry in Dublin between January 21-24 and offers a fantastic programme centred around the opportunities and challenges within the social inspiration context. 

ENTER 2014, which is organised by the International Federation of Information Technology in Travel and Tourism (IFITT), offers a unique forum for attendees from industry, academia, government, and other organisations to actively exchange, share, and challenge the state-of-the-art research and industrial case studies on the application of information and communication technologies to travel and tourism.

Following its main theme ‘Where Social Inspiration Meets Dynamic eTourism Innovation’, the 21st  version of the ENTER conference is aimed at discovering the opportunities and challenges with the social inspiration context, exploring technology concepts, applications and business models in travel and tourism.

The comprehensive programme of the conference contains a range of interesting presentations that will be organised in three streams: ‘research focus’, ‘destination focus’ and ‘industry and innovation focus’. These will be underlined by several main topics, such as:

  • Social Networking, Social Media and Social Inspiration
  • Context and Location Based Services
  • Augmented Reality and Gaming
  • Advanced Distribution Systems
  • Electronic Marketing and Analytics
  • Big data and Cloud computing
  • Information Interfaces and Presentation
  • Crisis and eTourism
  • ICT Adoption, Use, and Value Creation
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
  • Website Design and Evaluation
  • E-Learning and distributed learning
  • Cultural Heritage and Sustainability
  • Mobile Services
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • E-strategy and e-Business models
  • Recommender Systems

Information about the speakers and a presentation schedule will be announced soon, but a preliminary program can already be obtained from http://www.enter2014.org/Conference-59.htm.

If you would like to attend the conference please register on the website (http://www.enter2014.org/Registration-64.htm). Discounts are offered to members of IFITT and its partners as well as for students and academics.

For more information please contact: Professor Dimitrios Buhalis (IFITT President) at ifitt@ifitt.org or dbuhalis@bournemouth.ac.uk.

 

ENTER2012

eTourism Present and Future Services and Applications Helsingborg Sweden 24th to 27th of January 2012.

Organized by the International Federation for Information Technology and Travel & Tourism (IFITT), ENTER 2012 offers a worldwide and unique forum for attendees from academia, industry, government, and other organizations to actively exchange, share, and challenge state-of-the-art research and industrial case studies on the application of information and communication technologies to travel and tourism.

At ENTER 2012, the theme is on present and future services and applications, thereby considering interactions among information and communication technology use and development in both, a supplier and user context within travel and tourism. Issues to be covered at the conference include, but are not limited to, the following areas:

  • Advanced Distribution Systems
  • Electronic Marketing
  • Information Search and Retrieval
  • Technology Acceptance
  • Consumer Inspiration through ICTS
  • Eno-Gastronomic Tourism
  • Information Interfaces and Presentation
  • Travel Search and Meta-Search
  • Crisis and e-Tourism
  • ICT Adoption, Use, and Value Creation
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Web 2.0 and Web 3.0
  • Distribution Strategies
  • ICT-enabled Partnerships and Segmentation
  • Legal and Social Aspects
  • Website Design and Evaluation
  • E-Learning
  • ICT and Sustainability
  • Mobile Services
  • Context-Aware Systems
  • E-strategy and e-Business models
  • ICT for Regional Development
  • Recommender Systems

eTourism Present and Future Services and Applications Helsingborg Sweden 24th to 27th of January 2012


Technology Enabled Tourism Experience Economy

When: 09:00 — 12:00, Thursday, 19th April 2012
Where: Eyefortravel Trave Distribution Summit 2012, London
Registration: http://ifitt-e4t.eventbrite.com
Fees: Free for IFITT Members — £40 for non IFITT Members (charged at the entrance)

Join IFITT and benefit from cutting edge events

PLEASE NOTE that participation in the event will give you access to the exhibition area of the EyeForTravel London Travel Distribution Summit Europe 2012 but NOT to the conferences. Please contact Eye for Travel and purchase your access. Significant discount available for members of IFITT.

 

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP

IFITT is hosting a workshop at the EyeForTravel London Travel Distribution Summit Europe 2012 to discuss the “Technology Enabled Tourism Experience Economy”.

The experience economy has become an increasingly important concept in modern society as well as in business. Today, consumers increasingly strive for experiences gained by the consumption of products/services. Tourism as a traditionally service-dominated industry has always been on the forefront of the experience economy. For tourism businesses, designing, staging and delivering meaningful, unique and memorable consumer experiences has become an imperative.

At the same time, recent dynamic technological advancements have provided opportunities for adding value to already high-level quality tourism products and services. Businesses in the cruise, aviation, or hospitality sectors, as well as a number of destination management organisations, have successfully implemented information and communication technologies in order to enhance the experiences provided for their customers. For example, British Airways offer iPads as a means of inducing an immersive in-flight experience for their customers. Carnival Cruise Lines have developed a multimedia platform to directly engage with customers during the pre- and post-travel stage, and improved the on-travel experience through digital signage.

The role of technology in staging tourism experiences represents a cutting-edge concept in experiential tourism marketing. Participants in this Workshop will:

  • Understand the importance of technological solutions for customer experiences
  • Learn how recent technolgical developments can enhance tourism and hospitality products and services;
  • And find out from leading experts in the field about current best practices and future opportunities of technology-enhanced tourism experiences.

http://www.ifitt.org/home/view/ifitt-e4t
http://ifitt-e4t.eventbrite.com

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