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Author : Daniel Fesenmaier
School/Work Place : Temple University, USA
Contact : drfez@temple.edu
Year : 2007

With the emergence of Web 2.0, the Internet has begun to realize its potential in supporting the tourism experience. This presentation will first identify a number of applications within Web 2.0 that are visitor oriented - from Expedia and Travelocity to YouTube, FlickR and Google Map - to support what Gnoth describes as the tourist activated network. Then, we will discuss the implications of these applications from the tourist industry perspective, arguing that such innovation is the foundation for sustainability, at least from the visitor experience and visitor management perspectives. It is concluded that we need to move more toward an experience design framework where IT is embedded in the environment and actively supports the experiential needs of the visitor.


List of Articles
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4 Think Tank X Agenda 21, the Internet and Globalization – Creating a... file 3264 Oct 13, 2013

This paper discusses the contemporary meeting of three large-scale systems or processes - Agenda 21, the Internet and globalization - and what this historical conjunction means for networking sustainable tourism development. It is important...

Author: Gordon Sillence & Herbert Hamele 

Year: 2010 

3 Think Tank IX Exploring Tourists’ Environmental Learning, Values, an... file 3543 Oct 13, 2013

There is a need for a research agenda, which achieves a holistic understanding of the nature and influences of environmental learning on tourists’ environmental values and travel experiences in relation to climate change. Why, because touri...

Author: Ulrike Kachel & Gayle Jennings 

Year: 2009 

» Think Tank VII Web 2.0, Tourist Activated Networks and Sustainability... file 3069 Oct 13, 2013

With the emergence of Web 2.0, the Internet has begun to realize its potential in supporting the tourism experience. This presentation will first identify a number of applications within Web 2.0 that are visitor oriented - from Expedia and T...

Author: Daniel Fesenmaier 

Year: 2007 

1 Think Tank VII The New World of Travel 2.0: Application of Social Sof... file 5834 Oct 13, 2013

"Web 2.0" is a term used to refer to the emerging new wave of innovation on the Internet. Some see it as a second high-tech wave, marking the recovery from the technology and Internet "bust" at the end of the 1990s (O'Reilly 2005). Character...

Author: Alan A. Lew 

Year: 2007 

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