Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics

Tourism, Culture and Heritage in a Smart Economy

Third International Conference IACuDiT, Athens 2016

Editors: Katsoni, Vicky, Upadhya, Amitabh, Stratigea, Anastasia (Eds.)

  • Explores how ICTs offer a powerful tool for the development of smart tourism 
  • Offers numerous examples from across the entire spectrum of cultural and heritage tourism
  • Outlines products, services, and strategies for stimulating innovation
  • Emphasizes the importance of the smart destinations concept and the knowledge economy
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This book explores the ways in which information and communication technologies (ICTs) offer a powerful tool for the development of smart tourism. Numerous examples are presented from across the entire spectrum of cultural and heritage tourism, including art, innovations in museum interpretation and collections management, cross-cultural visions, gastronomy, film tourism, dark tourism, sports tourism, and wine tourism. Emphasis is placed on the importance of the smart destinations concept and a knowledge economy driven by innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship. New modes of tourism management are described, and tourism products, services, and strategies for the stimulation of economic innovation and promotion of knowledge transfer are outlined. The potential of diverse emerging ICTs in this context is clearly explained, covering location-based services, internet of things, smart cities, mobile services, gamification, digital collections and the virtual visitor, social media, social networking, and augmented reality. The book is edited in collaboration with the International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism (IACuDiT) and includes the proceedings of the Third International Conference on Cultural and Digital Tourism.

About the authors

Vicky Katsoni is an Associate Professor in the Tourism Department of the Technological Educational Institute (TEI) of Athens, Greece and she also teaches on the MSc program in Tourism Management at the Greek Open University. She holds a PhD in Tourism Marketing Management and ICT Applications in Tourism, an MBA, and a BA (Hons) in Economics. Having worked for over 20 years as an academic in tertiary education, Vicky Katsoni is well versed in academic multidisciplinary research and has participated in a number of European and national research projects. Her research interests include tourism marketing, digital tourism, ICTs and tourist development, and special forms of tourism and consumer behavior. She has published nine books on tourism, as well as chapters in edited volumes and numerous papers in highly academic journals. She is president of the nonprofit International Association of Cultural and Digital Tourism and a member of the editorial boards of many scientific journals in tourism and marketing.
Amitabh Upadhya has over 30 years of experience in the Travel & Tourism Industry and Higher Education. He holds a PhD in Tourism Management from the University of Lucknow, India. He joined Skyline University College in Sharjah, UAE, in 2003 and is currently Professor and Dean at the College. He has long experience of university accreditation processes at the national and international levels and in 2008 received an Academic Leadership Award for his contribution to higher education administration. Over the past decade he has been involved in the planning, operations, and management of Business Management courses at graduate, postgraduate, and PhD levels. His recent research has focused on Destination Organizations, Destination Image and Branding, and the political, economic, and cultural influences on Destination Policies and Management. He has published a number of papers on these topics in refereed journals and has also written on Air Travel Management and Travel Agency Management, areas where he has extensive industry experience.
Anastasia Stratigea is an Associate Professor in the Department of Geography and Regional Planning at the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA), Greece. She holds a Diploma in Surveying Engineering from Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and a PhD from NTUA for work on ICTs and regional development. Her research interests include Sustainable Development, Sustainable Tourism, Tourism Planning, Management of Cultural and Natural Resources, Tourism and Regional Development, ICTs and Tourist Development, and ICT Applications in the Urban Context. She has participated in a number of EU and national projects relating to planning and policy in the energy, tourism, agricultural, and transport sectors, tourist development, urban and regional development, etc. She has published her work in international conference proceedings and journals. She has been a member of the scientific committees of international conferences and is a reviewer for various international journals.

Reviews

“It is an indispensable book for scholars, teachers and researchers as well as for qualified professionals and policy makers in the field of tourism. Very interesting for readers who want to be informed on these subjects, curious about one of the most important economic activities in the world.” (Prof. Dr. Manuel Alberto M. Ferreira, Acta Scientiae et Intellectus, Vol. 3 (5), 2017)


Table of contents (32 chapters)

  • Serious Games at the Service of Cultural Heritage and Tourism

    Georgopoulos, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Dissemination of Environmental Soundscape and Musical Heritage Through 3D Virtual Telepresence

    Heliades, Georgios (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

  • Digital Integration of the European Street Art: Tourism, Identity and Scientific Opportunities

    Santamarina-Campos, Virginia (et al.)

    Pages 35-47

  • A Hashtag Campaign: A Critical Tool to Transmedia Storytelling Within a Digital Strategy and Its Legal Informatics Issues. A Case Study

    Paiano, Anna Paola (et al.)

    Pages 49-71

  • Museums + Instagram

    Lazaridou, Katerina (et al.)

    Pages 73-84

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eBook $169.00
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Hardcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-47731-2
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $219.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-83808-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tourism, Culture and Heritage in a Smart Economy
Book Subtitle
Third International Conference IACuDiT, Athens 2016
Editors
  • Vicky Katsoni
  • Amitabh Upadhya
  • Anastasia Stratigea
Series Title
Springer Proceedings in Business and Economics
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-47732-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-47732-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-47731-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-83808-3
Series ISSN
2198-7246
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 496
Number of Illustrations and Tables
137 b/w illustrations
Topics