Tourism, Culture and Heritage in a Smart Economy

Third International Conference IACuDiT, Athens 2016

  • Vicky Katsoni
  • Amitabh Upadhya
  • Anastasia Stratigea
Conference proceedings

Part of the Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics book series (SPBE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. ‘Smart’ Cultural Heritage Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Andreas Georgopoulos, Georgia Kontogianni, Christos Koutsaftis, Margarita Skamantzari
      Pages 3-17
    3. Georgios Heliades, Constantinos Halkiopoulos, Dimitrios Arvanitis
      Pages 19-34
    4. Virginia Santamarina-Campos, Blanca de-Miguel-Molina, María de-Miguel-Molina, Marival Segarra-Oña
      Pages 35-47
    5. Katerina Lazaridou, Vasiliki Vrana, Dimitrios Paschaloudis
      Pages 73-84
    6. Gerasimos Panas, Georgios Heliades, Constantinos Halkiopoulos, Dimitra Tsavalia, Argyro Bougioura
      Pages 85-103
  3. Tourism Business Environment—Current Developments and Experiences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Vasiliki Vrana, Kostas Zafiropoulos, Konstantinos Antoniadis, Anastasios-Ioannis Theocharidis
      Pages 121-131
    3. Ioannis Rossidis, Petros Katsimardos, Konstantinos Bouas, George Aspridis, Nikolaos Blanas
      Pages 133-144
    4. Dimitris Drosos, Michalis Skordoulis, Miltiadis Chalikias, Petros Kalantonis, Aristeidis Papagrigoriou
      Pages 145-157
    5. Leszek Koziol, Anna Wojtowicz, Anna Karaś
      Pages 159-172
    6. Angel Peiro-Signes, Marival Segarra-Oña
      Pages 173-181
    7. Labros Sdrolias, Ioannis Anyfantis, Ioannis Koukoubliakos, Donka Nikova, Ioannis Meleas
      Pages 183-188
    8. Dimitrios Belias, Panagiotis Trivellas, Athanasios Koustelios, Panagiotis Serdaris, Konstantinos Varsanis, Ioanna Grigoriou
      Pages 189-205
    9. Dimitris Drosos, Miltiadis Chalikias, Michalis Skordoulis, Petros Kalantonis, Aristeidis Papagrigoriou
      Pages 207-219
    10. Vasiliki Karagianni, Aristidis Papagrigoriou, Petros Kalantonis, Miltiadis Chalikias, Dimitris Drosos
      Pages 239-250
    11. Anna Paola Paiano, Lara Valente, Valentina Ndou, Pasquale Del Vecchio
      Pages 251-272
  4. Methodological Frameworks, Tools and Approaches for Sustainable Tourism Management

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Giusy Cardia, Andrew Jones
      Pages 275-292
    3. Afroditi Kamara, Martin Gómez-Ullate, Luis Ochoa-Siguencia, Veronika Joukes, Altheo Valentini
      Pages 293-303
    4. Maria Panagiotopoulou, Giorgos Somarakis, Anastasia Stratigea, Vicky Katsoni
      Pages 339-363
    5. Maria Isabel Roque, Maria João Forte
      Pages 365-383
    6. Sofia Tsiftelidou, Dimitris Kourkouridis, Valia Xanthopoulou-Tsitsoni
      Pages 411-424
    7. Dimitrios Kyriakou, Dimitrios Belias
      Pages 425-435
    8. Vusal Gambarov, Hecarta Gjinika
      Pages 455-465
    9. Savvas Makridis, Spyridon Alexiou, Maria Vrasida
      Pages 467-482
    10. Gorete Dinis, Carlos Costa, Osvaldo Pacheco
      Pages 483-496

About these proceedings


This book explores the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer a powerful tool for the development of smart tourism. Numerous examples are presented from across the entire spectrum of cultural and heritage tourism, including art, innovations in museum interpretation and collections management, cross-cultural visions, gastronomy, film tourism, dark tourism, sports tourism, and wine tourism. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the smart destinations concept and a knowledge economy driven by innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. New modes of tourism management are described, and tourism products, services, and strategies for the stimulation of economic innovation and promotion of knowledge transfer are outlined. The potential of diverse emerging ICTs in this context is clearly explained, covering location-based services, internet of things, smart cities, mobile services, gamification, digital collections and the virtual visitor, social media, social networking, and augmented reality. The book is edited in collaboration with the International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism (IACuDiT) and includes the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cultural and Digital Tourism.


Smart tourism ICT applications in tourism Cultural and heritage tourism Tourism marketing and development Third International Conference on Cultural and Digital Tourism IACuDiT 2016 International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism Smart destinations Knowledge economy Cultural and digital tourism marketing

Editors and affiliations

  • Vicky Katsoni
    • 1
  • Amitabh Upadhya
    • 2
  • Anastasia Stratigea
    • 3
  1. 1.Technological Educational Institute of Athens and IACuDiTAthensGreece
  2. 2.Skyline University CollegeSharjahUnited Arab Emirates
  3. 3.National Technical University of AthensAthensGreece

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