Team of FH Salzburg presents cutting-edge virtual research at the world’s leading eTourism Conference ENTER 2019.

The FH Salzburg team contributes to at the world's leading conference on information and communication technologies in tourism - ENTER eTourism Conference 2019 @ Nicosia, Cyrpus. Ashelle McFee, Tanja Mayrhof, Andrea Baratova, Barbara Neuhofer, Mattia Rainoldi and Roman Egger presented their paper 'The Effects of Virtual Reality on Destination Image Formation', which is published in the …

Alles mobil? Interview mit Barbara Neuhofer im Tourismusmagazin SAISON

Wie das Smartphone den Tourismus und das Konsumverhalten verändert und unsere zunehmend 'smart' Urlaubserlebnisse macht - ein interessantes Interview mit FH-Prof. Barbara Neuhofer im Tourismusmagazin SAISON, Ausgabe Juni 2018. Smartphones sind zum fixen Bestandteil unseres Alltags geworden. Mit Smartphones hat sich unser Konsumverhalten von Grund auf geändert. Es ist selbstverständlich für uns geworden, immer und sofort …

Value co-creation and co-destruction in the Airbnb sharing economy

The increasing use of technology as well as people’s behavioural changes have shifted the focus from products and services to the experience economy. We also see that tourists do not just want to buy into all packaged experiences, but seek  to actively co-create their travel experiences. Tourists increasingly search for emotional experiences. They travel to …

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., …

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 …

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 …