Connecting or disconnecting… this is the question when travelling.

It's almost scary! At home, at work and during travel – digital technologies have become a routine part of our everyday lives. They transformed work, leisure and travel contexts. The use of technologies has allowed us to connect everyday life and travel, and so causing boundaries between once separated domains. Technology allows for access to …

FH Salzburg students present eTourism research at ISCONTOUR 2019 Conference and win Best Paper Awards

This year's International Student Conference on Tourism Research ISCONTOUR 2019, organized jointly by FH-Krems and MCI Innsbruck, attracted about 300 participants from over 30 nations to Innsbruck to present their latest research. Topics covered eTourism, experience design, destination management and sustainability. FH Salzburg was represented with professors and students this year. The master students of …

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 …