Keynote @ HOGAST-NEXT: Erlebnisinszenierung in der Hotellerie – Visionen für 2020

Erinnern Sie sich an einen bestimmten Urlaub in Ihrer Kindheit, in dem Sie etwas ganz Besonderes erlebt und bis heute nicht vergessen haben? Einmalige Momente erleben, die man nach zehn, zwanzig oder sogar dreißig Jahren nicht vergisst, das sind die wahren Experiences. HOGAST-NEXT war ein völlig neues Eventformat für die junge Hotellerie und Tourismus-Generation. Gemeinsam …

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 …

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 …

Innovation through Co-Creation: How can we co-create in tourism?

The behavior of consumers and tourists has changed.  From the idea of  only buying  products, it shifted towards playing an active  role  in  the  consumption  process. Consumers got  more and more  active  and  involved  in  the consumption  of  their  own products  and  services.   How it was: In the 90s, people have merely bought manufactured …

Experience, Co-Creation and Technology: Issues, Challenges and Trends for Technology Enhanced Tourism Experiences

  Consumers are increasingly striving for experiences. They search for unique and memorable experiences, as products have become replicated and interchangeable in the 21st century experience economy. The concept of the experience economy has changed. For a long time, the experience economy was a vehicle to design and supply experiences to consumers and so to gain …

Technology as a Catalyst of Change: Enablers and Barriers of the Tourist Experience and their Consequences

  The way people experience travel has changed! Information and communication technologies (ICTs) have had a major impact on how people experience travel. One of the most extensive transformations has been promoted by the increase of information and communication technologies in everyday life and travel. That’s why tourism research and management have been increasingly interested …

Co-Creation through Technology: Dimensions of Social Connectedness

'Co-creation' has become an important term in tourism research and tourism practice. The tourist is the one who determines the creation of experiences and value. Nowadays, the tourist can co-create richer, more personal and more meaningful experiences online made possible through information and communication technologies (ICTs). How can we support co-creation initiatives through digital technology? …

‘Smart Destinations: new horizons in tourism research and management’ – Dr Barbara Neuhofer keynoting @ Universidad de Alicante

It was a pleasure for Dr Barbara Neuhofer to keynote at the University of Alicante. Dr Barbra Neuhofer was invited for keynote speech at the International Seminar #STDRM2017  in Alicante, Spain. The Seminar was about 'Smart Destinations: new horizons in tourism research and management'. Dr Neuhofer gave a presentation on ‘Smart destinations and technology enhanced …