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 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 …

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 …

Dr. Barbara Neuhofer is invited to speak at Cascais Tourism Forum 2017

On 5th May, Dr. Barbara Neuhofer was invited for speech on the "Experience Economy in Tourism: Co-Creation of Innovative Travel Experiences" at the Cascais Tourism Forum 2017, in Cascais, Portugal. The Cascais Tourism Forum 2017 is organised by the Cascais and Estoril Hotel Association (arhcesmo) to discuss innovative approaches for hospitality.  One of this year's main topics was on customer …

Co-Creating Student-Teacher Class Experience #BUHospitality15

This semester I have started an experiment to put co-creation into teaching practice. Together with my MSc International Hospitality & Tourism Management and MSc Hotel & Food Service Management students, we have co-created our in-class online. This is the result of the journey. #BUhospitality15 Check out the great highlights & memories that we created! [View the story "#BUHospitality15: …