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Year: 2017
Title: Ontology-Based Matchmaking to Provide Personalized Recommendations for Tourists
Source: ENTER
Authors: Christoph Grün, Julia Neidhardt, Hannes Werthner
Abstract: This paper addresses the challenges to support tourists in their decision-making during the pre-trip phase and to facilitate the process of identifying those tourism objects that best fit the tourists' preferences. The latter directly depends on the quality of the matchmaking process, i.e. finding those tourism objects that are most attractive to a particular tourist. To achieve this goal, an inno...
Keywords: Recommender systems, Tourist typologies, Ontologies, Matchmaking, User modelling
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Year: 2017
Title: A Chat-Based Group Recommender System for Tourism
Source: ENTER
Authors: Thuy Ngoc Nguyen, Francesco Ricci
Abstract: Group recommender systems aim at supporting a group of users in making decisions when considering a set of alternatives. State of the art solutions aggregate individual preferences acquired before the actual decision making process and suggest items that fit the aggregated model. In this paper, we illustrate a different approach, which is implemented in a system that records and uses the users' pr...
Keywords: Group recommender systems, Group decision support, Travel recommender systems
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Year: 2017
Title: Extending the Schema.org Vocabulary for More Expressive Accommodation Annotations
Source: ENTER
Authors: Elias Kärle (1), Umutcan Simsek (1), Zaenal Akbar (1), Martin Hepp (2), Dieter Fensel (1)
Abstract: Schema.org was founded in 2011 by the search engine companies, Bing, Google, Yahoo! and Yandex. The purpose was to develop a vocabulary which is compact and easy to use, yet powerful and expressive, to describe "things"€ on the Web and to make them machine read- and understandable. For the tourism sector however, the vocabulary provided in the versions up to 3.0 was too shallow to mak...
Keywords: Schema.org, Semantic annotation, Ontology, Hotel, Tourism
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Year: 2017
Title: Reviewing Geotagging Research in Tourism
Source: ENTER
Authors: Elise Wong (1), Rob Law (1), Gang Li (2)
Abstract: Advanced medium-sharing service and mobile technologies create a large volume of geotagged data online. The characteristics of geotagged data provide a new method for tourism and hospitality researchers to analyse tourist movement and behaviour. To extend knowledge on utilizing geotagged data in the tourism and hospitality industry, this study aims to review existing geotagging research in tourism...
Keywords: Geotagged data, Hospitality, Tourism, Literature review
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Year: 2017
Title: Localization of National Tourism Organizations Websites: The Case of ETC Members
Source: ENTER
Authors: Emanuele Mele (1), Lorenzo Cantoni (2)
Abstract: The number of international tourist arrivals is increasing substantially both globally and, in particular, in Europe. Given the role played by information and communication technologies (ICTs) to inform visitors from international markets, the process of translating destination websites is acquiring a central position. The stiff online competition not only requires national tourism organizations (...
Keywords: etourism, Localization, NTO
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Year: 2017
Title: Researching Individual Satisfaction with Group Decisions in Tourism: Experimental Evidence
Source: ENTER
Authors: Amra Delic (1), Julia Neidhardt (1), Laurens Rook (2), Hannes Werthner (1), Markus Zanker (3)
Abstract: The goal of the present study was to investigate how satisfied individuals are with the final outcome of a group decision-making process on a joint travel destination. Using an experimental paradigm (N(total) = 200, N(groups) = 55) it was obvious to hypothesize that individuals would especially be satisfied with the final group decision when it matched their own initial travel preference and that ...
Keywords: Group decision making, Recommending to groups, Personality, Traveller types
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Year: 2017
Title: From Floating to Leading: The Transformation of Digital Marketing Capabilities Through ICT Uptake in Tourism SMEs
Source: ENTER
Authors: Kirsi Meriläinen
Abstract: This study focuses on the digital marketing capabilities of tourism SMEs. The study addresses the question of how the use of ICT-based tools benefit the organisational capabilities of a company. By adopting marketing as a set-of-skills approach, the study provides new insights into the existing tourism literature on e-marketing. By uncovering the transformative nature of digital marketing capabili...
Keywords: ICT use, e-marketing, Digital marketing capability, Tourism SMEs, Case study
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Year: 2017
Title: Entrepreneurship in the Contemporary Tourism Ecosystem: The Case of Incoming Tour Operators in Taiwan
Source: ENTER
Authors: Alex Yang-chan Hsu (1), Brian King (1), Dan Wang (1), Dimitrios Buhalis (2)
Abstract: Information technology advances provide alternative distribution and marketing strategies for tour product suppliers in the destination. Technology-enabled innovations empower tourists to deal directly with tour component suppliers and to pursue more customized and experience-based tour products. Disintermediation between consumers and suppliers has threatened the business sustainability of incumb...
Keywords: Incoming tour operators, Smart tourism ecosystem, Taiwan
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Year: 2017
Title: Spill-over Effects of Online Consumer Reviews in the Hotel Industry
Source: ENTER
Authors: Sangwon Park, Jason Li Chen
Abstract: The purpose of this research is to investigate and estimate the spill-over effects of online consumer reviews as a proxy to reflect hotel performance, focusing on 689 hotels located in London, UK. This study used a series of data mining approach to collect estimated variables from a travel search engine website (i.e., Kayak.com) and made the first attempt to apply spatial econometric modelling at ...
Keywords: Data mining, Spill-over effect, Online consumer reviews, Spatial economic modelling
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Year: 2017
Title: Assessing the Performance of a Tourism MOOC Using the Kirkpatrick Model: A Supplier's Point of View
Source: ENTER
Authors: Jingjing Lin, Lorenzo Cantoni
Abstract: This paper presents the evaluation methods and results of a pilot tourism MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) called eTourism: Communication Perspectives, based on the Kirkpatrick model. It assigned twelve indicators to the model's four levels of evaluation (reaction, learning, behaviour, results). Indicators include: self-efficacy and motivation, satisfaction, relevance, course performance, collabo...
Keywords: MOOCs, Massive Open Online Course, Kirkpatrick model, Tourism
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