Who is a smart tourist in a smart destination?

How do tourists understand intelligent systems and wish to interact with them? How are they supposed to interact and co-create value with other stakeholders? How does  their level of trust in technologies shape and facilitate their experiences? These and many more questions are answered in our latest study 'Towards a conceptualisation of smart tourists and their role …

How does customer co-creation increase revenues in hotels?

"Over the past decade, co-creation has gained wide attention in academia and practice. Customers centricity plays a key role as we engage and co-create experiences no longer for but with customers." The co-creation paradigm has introduced the idea of a two-way engagement between customers and businesses. This has brought deep changes for businesses and they way they view …

How do social media influence the consumers’ hotel decision journey?

Hotel-related decision-making has fundamentally changed. In the ‘age of social media’ we are no longer informed by brochures and travel agencies, because Google, Facebook, TripAdvisor transformed the consumers' hotel decision journey by influencing the way consumers search, decide and book hotels. But how exactly do social media influence the way consumers search, evaluate and select …

FH Salzburg team presents cutting-edge research at ENTER2018 eTourism Conference

Barbara Neuhofer, Julia Beck (IMT master alumna) and Mattia Rainoldi presented two papers at the world leading conference for eTourism, ENTER2018, which took place from 23-26th January in Jönköping, Sweden! Check out the papers published in Springer! Beck, J. and Egger, R. (2018) Emotionalise Me: Self-reporting and Arousal Measurements in Virtual Tourism Environments Rainoldi, M., …

Experience Economy & Digitalisierung im Tourismus: Was wir brauchen sind unvergessliche Erlebnisse

Das Konsumverhalten unterliegt einem Wandel, denn herkömmliche Produkte und Dienstleistungen sind austauschbar geworden. Vor allem Tourismusanbieter stehen vor einer großen Herausforderung und stellen sich zunehmend folgende Fragen: Warum gewinnen Erlebnisse im Tourismus immer mehr an Bedeutung? Was sind unvergessliche Erlebnisse und wie schaffen wir diese für unsere KundInnen? Können wir mit unvergesslichen Erlebnissen KundInnen an …

Value co-creation and co-destruction in connected tourist experiences

Did you notice that travel and tourist experiences changed? Have you realized that technologies nowadays create experiences that connect travel with our everyday lives? Technologies have changed our life a lot, especially tourism and therefore memorable travel experiences. But is everything positive when it comes to comunication and information technologies as it seems?   The …

Smart technologies for personalized experiences

  Smart technology, implying the terms intelligent and smart, refers to a product, condition or motion of a technology which involves a variety of functionalities. Smart technologies have received widespread interest in the tourism domain, because of the increase of information and communication technologies (ICTs) as well as the promotion of smartness in society and …

A Typology of Technology-Enhanced Tourism Experiences

Experiences represent the essence of the tourism industry. In recent years, consumers have been increasingly in search of experiences. Tourism experiences are undergoing constant change due to the growing importance  of  consumer  involvement, co-creation  and technology.   Revolution through technology! What has  changed is  that technology  has not only  become  a part  of  tourism. Technology …

Technology Enhanced Destination Experiences

Experiences are transforming. A widespread concept in the tourism industry is the creation of experiences for consumers. The competition is bigger than ever. Destinations – as the core of the travel and tourism industry - have to find innovative ways to differentiate their products and create experiences and so provide value for the tourists. This …