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 …

Digital Technology as a Catalyst of Change: Technological Enablers and Barriers of the Tourist Experience

  The way people experience travel has changed! Digital technologies 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 (ICTs) in everyday life and travel. That’s why tourism research and management have been increasingly interested in exploring …

How to create the best experiences you can create: Maximise value through co-creation & technology

The selling of experiences has become increasing important in the travel and tourism sector. With consumer empowerment and digital technology surrounding all our life domains, contemporary consumers want more than just buy into experiences. They want to take part and co-create experiences. So what happens if we combine our efforts to involve customers and co-create …

Knowledge exchange at IFITT Doctoral Summer School @ ISCONTOUR 2017

This year's IFITT Doctoral Summer School 2017 was hosted at the ISCONTOUR - International Student Conference in Tourism Research at FH Salzburg University of Applied Sciences from 15-16th May. Over 200 participants from 30 countries exchanged knowledge in tourism research. Representing all levels of Bachelor, Master and PhD, students presented a wide range of topics, …

High Tech for High Touch Guest Experiences

#Hightech versus #hightouch, computers versus humans, self-service technology versus personalised service. These contrasting buzz words have received much attention in tourism research and practice lately. However, the real question is: Are these concepts mutually exclusive and at the end of spectrum? Or, could it be that high-tech technologies can lead to more high touch, personalised guest experiences? …

Barbara speaks at INTO 2016 International Innovation & Tourism Seminar

From 24-25th November, 2016 Dr. Barbara Neuhofer was invited to speak about the 'Experience Economy in the 21st Century: Creating dynamic and consumer-driven experiences through technology.' at the INTO 2016 Seminar in Mallorca, Spain. The INTO 2016 International Innovation & Tourism Seminar is an annual seminar, organised by the Government of the Balearic Islands to discuss cutting-edge developments in …

Barbara Neuhofer is awarded 2nd Prize for Best PhD Proposal at ENTER2012

(In the picture: Prof. Dimitrios Buhalis, IFITT President; Barbara Neuhofer, Bournemouth University PhD Student; Dr. Ulrike Gretzel, Chair ENTER 2012 PhD Workshop) Barbara Neuhofer, PhD student at the Bournemouth University eTourism Lab won the 2nd Prize of the PhD Workshop Best Proposal Award at ENTER 2012, held in Helsingborg, Sweden on 24th to 27th January …