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An Overview of the Evolution of Electronic Distribution of Travel and Tourism in Australia

  • Roberto Daniele

Abstract

This paper traces the history of the introduction and development of electronic distribution of travel in Australia. Over the past 30 years the travel industry has been transformed by technological advances particularly in the field of electronic distribution.

The objectives of the paper are:
  • To provide an overview of the history of electronic distribution development in Australia;

  • To analyse the impacts of the different systems of electronic distribution on the Australian travel & tourism industry;

To analyse these impacts on the travel industry three major stages of evolution are identified as follows:
  • Introduction and development of CRS (Computer Reservation Systems):

  • Introduction and development of DDB (Destination Databases):

  • Introduction and development of the Internet and other on-line networks:

Keywords

Electronic Distribution Tourism Industry Travel Agent Cable Television Online Network 
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© Springer-Verlag/Wien 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roberto Daniele
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Hospitality, Tourism and LeisureRMITMelbourneAustralia

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