The Information Technologies in the Competitiveness of the Tourism Sector

  • Pedro Liberato
  • Dália Liberato
  • António Abreu
  • Elisa Alén-González
  • Álvaro Rocha
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 721)

Abstract

This article seeks to reflect on the changes in tourism in the digitalization era. Regarding the tourism industry, the development of technology and the internet have been an asset. The adoption of information and communication technologies has led to changes in the way of communication with the individual or institutional clients and enables the adoption of innovative business models and electronic sales channels of tourism products. It is crucial the information about demand/tourists, tourist destinations, amenities, availability, pricing, geographic information and weather, supply and transport, information about companies, intermediaries and competitors; trends in the tourism market, prices, products and tourist packages, Marketing Organization of tourist destinations, trends in the industry, size and nature of tourism, as well as policies and development plans. The role of the ICT in tourism has become an essential tool in today’s world of quick information.

Keywords

Information and communication technologies Internet Tourism E-tourism 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pedro Liberato
    • 1
  • Dália Liberato
    • 1
  • António Abreu
    • 2
  • Elisa Alén-González
    • 3
  • Álvaro Rocha
    • 4
  1. 1.School of Hospitality and TourismPolytechnic Institute of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Porto Accounting and Business SchoolPolytechnic Institute of PortoPortoPortugal
  3. 3.Faculty of Business Sciences and TourismUniversity of VigoVigoSpain
  4. 4.Informatics Engineering DepartmentCoimbra UniversityCoimbraPortugal

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