A Typology of Tourism Related Web Sites: Its Theoretical Background and Implications

  • Bing Pan
  • Daniel R. Fesenmaier


The application of thriving information technology, especially the World Wide Web, is changing our way of life and doing business. In the tourism area, a well-defined typology is necessary to facilitate the information search process and therefore provide guidance to the building of web sites. A typology of tourism-related web sites should be based on both the analysis of the nature of information provided by web sites and the channels of information flows the web sites created. The implications of this typology for website design is discussed as well.


Information User Information Richness Tourism Area Online Travel Online Portal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bing Pan
    • 1
  • Daniel R. Fesenmaier
    • 1
  1. 1.National Laboratory for Tourism and eCommerceUniversity of IllinoisUrbana-ChampaignUSA

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