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Blockchain Technology: Adoption Perspectives in Tourism

  • Marco ValeriEmail author
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Abstract

The aim of the paper is to ascertain whether the blockchain technology represents a functional tool for better governance of the tourism system. Innovation adoption has been widely debated among scholars in order to identify variables and models that boost adoption processes within touristic firms. Although the blockchain technology is at its first stage of development, thanks to instruments such as cryptocurrencies, smart contracts, and decentralized applications, it has already a significant impact on tourism business deals. The paper is based on selective literature on the topic and aims at providing a brief review of its progress. It also offers a number of suggestions for research directions yet to be adequately investigated. The innovative factor of the paper lies in offering a complete overview of the current extent of application of the theories of blockchain technology in tourist sector.

Keywords

Hospitality Network science Blockchain Tourism management Competitive advantage 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Niccolò Cusano UniversityRomeItaly

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