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Advances in Tourism, Technology and Systems

Selected Papers from ICOTTS20 , Volume 1

  • Presents high-quality research in the areas of tourism, technology, and systems

  • Features the outcomes of ICOTTS 2020, held at the University of Cartagena, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

  • Serves as a reference resource for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry

Part of the book series: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies (SIST, volume 208)

Conference series link(s): ICOTTS: International Conference on Tourism, Technology and Systems

Conference proceedings info: ICOTTS 2020.

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Table of contents (52 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xiv
  2. Drivers of Productivity in the Portuguese Nature Tourism Industry

    • Eleonora Santos, Inês Lisboa, Jacinta Moreira, Neuza Ribeiro
    Pages 1-11
  3. Decentralized Application for the Classification of Hotels Based on IPFS and Blockchain

    • Carlos Hernan Cardona Taborda, Julian Gonzalez Vazquez, Carlos Enrique Montenegro Marin, Paulo Gaona Garcia
    Pages 12-24
  4. Study on the Agricultural Products of the Towns Loja and Catamayo as a Historical Contribution on the Ecuadorian Gastronomy

    • Mauricio Patricio Artieda-Ponce, Johanna Katherine Macas-Mogrovejo, Patrcia Marisol Chango-Cañaveral, Pablo Alejandro Quezada-Sarmiento
    Pages 25-34
  5. Virtual Reality as Tool for Resilient Tourism Companies

    • Mario Rojas Sánchez, Pedro Palos-Sanchez
    Pages 35-48
  6. Society 5.0 as a Contribution to the Sustainable Development Report

    • Maria da Conceição da Costa Tavares, Graça Maria do Carmo Azevedo
    Pages 49-63
  7. Measuring Tourism in Natural Parks

    • Iria Dios-Murcia, Jaime Leirós-de-Velasco, Yolanda Pena-Boquete
    Pages 81-91
  8. Results ComOn Project: Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal and Spain

    • Maria João Castro, Paula Peres
    Pages 92-97
  9. Activating Templar Heritage: Tourism, Narrative Strategies and Information Technologies

    • Célio Gonçalo Marques, Hermínia Sol, João Pedro, Lígia Mateus, Hélder Pestana, João Pinto Coelho et al.
    Pages 98-107
  10. A Roadmap for Integrated Green Health EcoTourism Infrastructures, Safe Cultural Heritage Experience and AgriTourism Destinations in the Post Covid-19 Pandemic Era

    • Tilemachos K. Koliopoulos, Panagiotis Kouloumbis, Krystyna Ciarkowska, Jacek Antonkiewicz, Florian Gambus
    Pages 108-119
  11. The Relevance of Internet as an Information Source on the Accessible Tourism Market

    • Celeste Eusébio, Leonor Teixeira, Andreia Moura, Elisabeth Kastenholz, Maria João Carneiro
    Pages 120-132
  12. The Influence of Tourist Photographic Narratives and Communication on Social Networks from the Perspective of Creative Tourism

    • Annaelise Fritz Machado, Bruno Barbosa Sousa, Frederico Ferreira de Oliveira, Alexandra Maria de Abreu Rocha
    Pages 133-143
  13. Competitiveness of the Travel and Tourism Industry in Latin America

    • Carmen Luisa Vásquez, Carlos Llorach
    Pages 144-151
  14. Analysis of the T&T Industry Competitiveness Index for Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru for the Period 2007–2019

    • Carmen Luisa Vásquez, Cristian Picon, Erick Guerra Alemán
    Pages 152-158
  15. Role of the Industry 4.0 in the Wine Production and Enotourism Sectors

    • Jéssica Sá, Luís Pinto Ferreira, Teresa Dieguez, José Carlos Sá, F. J. G. Silva
    Pages 171-180
  16. Popular Sweets in Douro Valley

    • Ricardo Ferreira de Almeida, Ana Branca Carvalho
    Pages 181-191
  17. Supply Diversification and Coopetition in Rural Tourism

    • Hugo Machado, Laurentina Vareiro, Idalina Caldas, Bruno Sousa
    Pages 192-206
  18. Residents’ Perceived Impacts of LGBT Tourism: A Cluster Analysis

    • Sónia Silva, Laurentina Vareiro
    Pages 207-222

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About this book

This book features a collection of high-quality research papers presented at the International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems (ICOTTS 2020), held at the University of Cartagena, in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, from 29th to 31st October 2020. The book is divided into two volumes, and it covers the areas of technology in tourism and the tourist experience, generations and technology in tourism, digital marketing applied to tourism and travel, mobile technologies applied to sustainable tourism, information technologies in tourism, digital transformation of tourism business, e-tourism and tourism 2.0, big data and management for travel and tourism, geotagging and tourist mobility, smart destinations, robotics in tourism, and information systems and technologies.


  • Technology in Tourism and Tourist Experience
  • Generations and Technology in Tourism
  • Digital Marketing
  • Tourism, Wellness and Hospitality
  • Information Technologies in Tourism
  • Information Technologies in Ecotourism and Agritourism
  • eTourism and Tourism 2.0
  • Health Tourism
  • Information Systems in Tourism and Hospitality

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Accounting and Administration of Porto (ISCAP), Polytechnic Institute of Porto, São Mamede de Infesta, Portugal

    João Vidal de Carvalho

  • ISEG, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal

    Álvaro Rocha

  • School of Hospitality and Tourism, Polytechnic of Porto, Vila do Conde, Portugal

    Pedro Liberato

  • Universidad EIA, Envigado, Colombia

    Alejandro Peña

About the editors

João Vidal de Carvalho is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Accounting and Administration of Porto, Polytechnic of Porto (Portugal). He completed postdoctorate in Technologies and Information Systems from the University of Coimbra (Portugal), PhD in Information Systems and Technology from the University of Santiago de Compostela (Spain), MSc in Information Technology Management from the University of Minho (Portugal), and Bachelor in Computer Science. He is an effective member of the CEOS.PP Research Center—Center for Organizational and Social Studies of the Polytechnic of Oporto—and member of LIACC Artificial Intelligence and Computer Science Laboratory—FEUP. He is a member of the Iberian Systems and Information Technology Association (AISTI) and Conference Chair of the ICOTTS 2019—The 2019 International Conference on Tourism, Technology & Systems. He published some books in computer science/database management. He is a scientific committee member of several conferences in the area of Information Systems and Technologies.

Álvaro Rocha holds the title of Honorary Professor and holds a D.Sc. in Information Science, Ph.D. in Information Systems and Technologies, M.Sc. in Information Management, and BCS in Computer Science. He is Professor of Information Systems at the University of Lisbon, President of AISTI (the Iberian Association for Information Systems and Technologies), Chair of the IEEE Portugal Section Systems, Man, and Cybernetics Society Chapter, and Editor-in-Chief of both JISEM (Journal of Information Systems Engineering & Management) and RISTI (Iberian Journal of Information Systems and Technologies). Moreover, he has served as Vice-Chair of Experts for the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 program and as Expert at the COST—intergovernmental framework for European Cooperation in Science and Technology, at the Government of Italy’s Ministry of Education, Universities and Research, at the Government of Latvia’s Ministry of Finance, at the Government of Mexico’s National Council of Science and Technology, and at the Government of Polish’s National Science Centre.

Pedro Liberato is Professor of Tourism, specializing in tourism destinations management, tourism planning, and tourism marketing, at the School of Hospitality and Tourism, Polytechnic of Porto. Currently, he coordinates the Tourism and Leisure Department and the master’s degree in Tourism Management in the same school. His main research interests are tourism management, tourism planning, e-tourism, ICT in tourism, and tourism marketing.

Alejandro Peña is part of the academic staff in EIA University in the area of Management, Finance, and Computer Science. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Systems Engineering, and a Ph.D. in Engineering and is Postdoctoral Researcher focused on Machine Learning. Mr. Peña has developed several researches and publications in advanced topics related to computational intelligence and machine learning, in fields such as financial risk, decision management, precision agriculture, and other areas related to computer science.

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