A Proposal for an Electronic Negotiation Platform for Tourism in Low-Density Regions: Characterizing a Functional Analysis and Prototype for the Douro Valley

  • Luís Cardoso
  • José Martins
  • Ramiro GonçalvesEmail author
  • Frederico BrancoEmail author
  • Fernando Moreira
  • Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 865)


Traditional e-Commerce platforms tend to mimic existing physical store processes in which customers are given the opportunity to purchase only the available products without any type of personal customization or even without the possibility of being allowed to present a desired product/service to which the market might be able to respond. With this in mind, a prototype for an electronic negotiation platform directed at the tourism sector has been developed and focused on Douro Valley tourism operators, products and services. In our opinion this prototype might help to develop new business models drawn from the customers’ willingness to have a personal tourism experience and not just something off the shelf.


e-Commerce platform Tourism Negotiation platform e-Commerce prototype Software analysis and prototyping 



This paper was developed under Project I&D DOUROTUR – Tourism and technological innovation in the Douro, operation number NORTE-01-0145-FEDER-000014, co-funded by Fundo Europeu de Desenvolvimento Regional (FEDER) through NORTE 2020 (Programa Operacional Regional do Norte 2014/2020).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Luís Cardoso
    • 1
  • José Martins
    • 1
    • 2
  • Ramiro Gonçalves
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Frederico Branco
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Fernando Moreira
    • 3
    • 4
  • Manuel Au-Yong-Oliveira
    • 5
  1. 1.University of Trás-os-Montes e Alto DouroVila RealPortugal
  2. 2.INESC TEC (coordinated by INESC Porto), Faculty of EngineeringUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Univ Portucalense, Portucalense Institute for Legal Research – IJP, Research on Economics, Management and Information Technologies – REMITPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Universidade Aveiro, IEETAAveiroPortugal
  5. 5.GOVCOPP, Department of Economics, Management, Industrial Engineering and TourismUniversity of AveiroAveiroPortugal

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