Reinventing the Package Holiday Business

New information and communication technologies

  • Authors
  • Karsten Kärcher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Karsten Kärcher
    Pages 1-24
  3. Karsten Kärcher
    Pages 25-49
  4. Karsten Kärcher
    Pages 50-69
  5. Karsten Kärcher
    Pages 70-92
  6. Karsten Kärcher
    Pages 131-209
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-354

About this book


Threatened by disintermediation and the emergence of new information and communication technologies in the travel and tourism industry, tour operators are being forced to reinvent their business activities. The author shows how major European tour operators are developing and implementing new information and communication technology strategies as a response to these threats, thus securing their strategic position in the package holiday business. This research gives a detailed insight into the tour operator sector, particularly in Britain and Germany. Moreover, a theoretical framework is developed and proposed, largely based on industrial organisation and new institutional economics literature, providing a useful methodology for the study of a sector or industry.


Business Travel Distribution Fremdenverkehr Markt Mediation Reiseveranstalter Tourismus Tourismuswirtschaft Verkehr Wachstum Wirtschaft

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Deutscher Universitäts-Verlag | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1997
  • Publisher Name Deutscher Universitätsverlag
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-8244-0338-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-322-91377-7
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Industry Sectors
Chemical Manufacturing
Finance, Business & Banking
Consumer Packaged Goods