Experimental Verification of Sightseeing Information as a Weak Trigger to Affect Tourist Behavior

  • Yuuki HiraishiEmail author
  • Takayoshi Kitamura
  • Tomoko Izumi
  • Yoshio Nakatani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10913)


In this research, we verify information of sightseeing spots as a weak trigger which gives strolling tourists a chance to change their behaviors but does not specify the spot in a recommendation system. In a general recommendation system, the system provides complete piece of information about recommended spots. However, the provided information may deprive users of opportunities to discover interesting something by themselves. On the other hand, if no information is recommended to tourists, they may stroll in a restricted area because they have no hints of unfamiliar area. To reveal an appropriate information solving the above problems, we focus on the amount of information provided to users. Information about sightseeing spots is classified into the position and the feature information of a spot. For each information, we define the four categories of information according to the amount of information. We conducted the experiment with some subjects, and analyzed the impact on the information of these categories.


User interface Nudge Suggestive methods Sightseeing support system Recommendation system 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yuuki Hiraishi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Takayoshi Kitamura
    • 1
  • Tomoko Izumi
    • 2
  • Yoshio Nakatani
    • 1
  1. 1.Ritsumeikan UniversityKusatsu SigaJapan
  2. 2.Osaka Institute of TechnologyHirakata OsakaJapan

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