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Year: 1998
Title: BEYOND TRADITIONAL TOURISM INFORMATION SYSTEMS: THE WEB-BASED APPROACH TIScover
Source: JITT
Authors: Pröll, Birgit, Retschitzegger, Werner, Wagner, Roland, Ebner, Arno
Abstract: The Internet is more and more emerging as a perfect platform to bring tourism information and products to the customer in a direct way. However, Web-based tourism information systems are required not to offer on-line brochures only, but rather to provide both value and service. One system that has recognized this fact is TIScover. TIScover mainly focuses on three crucial aspects. First, by using d...
Keywords: Web-based tourism information system, Extranet, Intranet, Decentralized maintenance, On-line booking
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Year: 1998
Title: InTRAsystem: AN ADVANCED INTERNET-BASED INFORMATION SYSTEM FOR MANAGING BUSINESS TRAVEL
Source: JITT
Authors: Minghetti, Valeria, Mangilli, Vittorio Guillon
Abstract: The electronic management of business travel is now acknowledged to be the key factor in reducing companies' travel-related expenses and improving their general efficiency. Internet-based technologies give corporate travel agencies the opportunity to reengineer their role and become high value-added travel consultants. After an analysis of the mechanisms that lead both companies and travel operato...
Keywords: Business travel, Expense management, Travel agent empowerment, Investment decision model, Internet-based technologies, Travel planning
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Year: 1998
Title: IMPROVING THE EFFICIENCY OF MARKETING INFORMATION ACCESS AND USE BY TOURISM ORGANIZATIONS
Source: JITT
Authors: Wöber, Karl W.
Abstract: Because reliable information is a key requirement for effective marketing, many tourist offices have used the advances in computing to create systems that extensively record tourism data. Nevertheless, many tourism managers have encountered difficulties in accessing and exploiting these data efficiently. This article describes different technological approaches to improve easy access to statistica...
Keywords: Marketing information systems, Decision support systems, Tourism organizations, Log file analysis, World Wide Web
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Year: 1998
Title: EFFECTIVE DOCUMENTS FOR TOURIST INFORMATION SYSTEMS
Source: JITT
Authors: Loban, Scott R.
Abstract: This article reviews existing literature on on-line document design from the fields of human factors research and cognitive science. It goes on to offer an empirically supported set of guidelines for the design of effective on-line documents such as those used in tourist information systems. A synthesis of research results reveals that several topics are consistently found to be important to the e...
Keywords: World Wide Web, Design, Tourist information system, On-line document
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Year: 1998
Title: TIS-QL: A Unified Query Language for Tourism Information Systems
Source: JITT
Authors: Köng, Josef, Dunzendorfer, Anton, Wagner, Roland
Abstract: Today a high amount of different tourism information systems exist. For the potential tourist it would be very useful to be able to search information about his/her holidays in all of these separate systems, without learning the different user interfaces and functional structures. In this contribution an architecture and a new query language will be introduced to simplify data access to heterogene...
Keywords: Tourism information systems, Heterogeneous information systems, Query languages, Data models
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Year: 0
Title: Location-Based Mobile Services and Privacy - Controlling Access to Location Information
Source: ENTER
Authors: Ingvar Tjostheim, Bjorn Nordlund, Jorn Inge Vestgaarden
Abstract: The use of the mobile Internet is still quite small. However, with GPRS and MMS, the anticipated growth has started. Still very few have tried location based services, but survey results indicate that there is a clear interest in location based services, particularly travel services that make use of location information. A key issue in this paper is who should control access to location informatio...
Keywords: consumer behavior, privacy, privacy enhancing technology, personal information, location-based services, GPRS phones
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