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Smart Tourism Destinations

  • Dimitrios Buhalis
  • Aditya Amaranggana
Conference paper

Abstract

The rapid development of technologies introduces smartness to all organisations and communities. The Smart Tourism Destinations (STD) concept emerges from the development of Smart Cities. With technology being embedded on all organisations and entities, destinations will exploit synergies between ubiquitous sensing technology and their social components to support the enrichment of tourist experiences. By applying smartness concept to address travellers’ needs before, during and after their trip, destinations could increase their competitiveness level. This paper aims to take advantage from the development of Smart Cities by conceptualising framework for Smart Tourism Destinations through exploring tourism applications in destination and addressing both opportunities and challenges it possessed.

Keywords

Smart tourism destinations Internet of things Smart city Travel and tourism Technology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.eTourism LabBournemouth UniversityBournemouthUK

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