Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics

Innovative Approaches to Tourism and Leisure

Fourth International Conference IACuDiT, Athens 2017

Editors: Katsoni, Vicky, Velander, Kathy (Eds.)

  • Examines how innovative ICTs represent a powerful development tool for the tourism and leisure sector
  • Describes strategies that utilize these technologies to foster sustainable tourism management 
  • Places emphasis on the concept of sustainable destinations
  • Presents informative case studies on e-tourism and e-leisure 
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This book examines the many ways in which innovative technologies represent a powerful development tool for the tourism and leisure sector and presents novel strategies based on these technologies that foster sustainable tourism management and promote sustainable destinations. The aim is to elucidate the ways in which ICTs can be used to create a high-quality experience for citizens and visitors while ensuring the wise, ecologically sound management of human and natural resources. Attention is also focused on the globalized environment in which these advances are occurring, and on the impacts of broader social, economic, and political forces in transforming our understanding of "tourism" in the era of online devices. The book is based on the proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of the International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism (IACuDiT) and is edited in collaboration with IACuDiT. It will have broad appeal to professionals from academia, industry, government, and other organizations who wish to learn about the latest perspectives in the fields of tourism, travel, hospitality, culture and heritage, leisure, and sports within the context of a knowledge society and smart economy. 

About the authors

​Vicky Katsoni is an Associate Professor in the Tourism Department of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI), Athens, Greece. She also teaches on the MSc program in Tourism Management at the Greek Open University and is academic supervisor of the e-Tourism Module at the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, Distant Learning Programs. She holds a PhD in Tourism Marketing Management and ICT Applications in Tourism, an MBA, a BA (Hons) in Economics, and a BSc in Tourism Management. She has published nine books on tourism in both Greek and English, as well as authoring chapters in edited volumes and numerous papers in highly academic journals. She is President of the nonprofit International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism (IACuDiT.org) and an editorial board member for many journals in tourism and marketing. Her research interests include tourism marketing, cultural tourism, e-tourism, and tourism consumer behavior and she has participated in several European and national research projects.
Kathy Velander has nearly 30 years of experience in teaching, research, and consultancy and is involved in projects worldwide, advising communities on how, when, and where to develop ecotourism. Her emphasis is on capacity building, developing ecotourism experiences and products, and helping communities to address their training needs. Her work has spanned projects in Colombia, Honduras, Ecuador, Nepal, and Fiji. Within Europe she helped produce a development strategy for the Setomaa eco-villages project in Estonia and was consultant researcher on improving the competitiveness of community-based tourism in Estonia and Finland. Her work in the UK has included teaching sustainability concepts to local communities and researching various aspects of tourism events and initiatives. On this basis, she has developed a Tourism Resource Auditing Methodology (TRAM) to assist decision making on whether tourism is the best way forward in encouraging sustainable livelihoods. This process is now being used in the Scottish Scenic Routes initiative.

Table of contents (42 chapters)

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    De Man, Adriaan

    Pages 3-15

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  • Routes and Itineraries as a Means of Contribution for Sustainable Tourism Development

    Cardia, Giusy

    Pages 17-33

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  • Human Development Tourism: Utilizing Cultural Heritage to Create a Universal Culture

    Moira, Anastasia

    Pages 35-49

  • Importance of Indoor Aerial Filming for Creative Industries (CIs): Looking Towards the Future

    Santamarina-Campos, Virginia (et al.)

    Pages 51-66

  • Museum Tourism: A Comparative Study on the Royal Museum of Greenwich and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum

    Zuned, Ahmad

    Pages 67-87

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eBook 130,89 €
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Hardcover 171,59 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovative Approaches to Tourism and Leisure
Book Subtitle
Fourth International Conference IACuDiT, Athens 2017
Editors
  • Vicky Katsoni
  • Kathy Velander
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67603-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67603-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67602-9
Series ISSN
2198-7246
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 581
Number of Illustrations and Tables
79 b/w illustrations
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