Developing smart tourism destinations with the Internet of Things

Wise, N. and Heidari, H. (2019) Developing smart tourism destinations with the Internet of Things. In: Sigala, M., Rahimi, R. and Thelwall, M. (eds.) Big Data and Innovation in Tourism, Travel, and Hospitality. Springer Nature, pp. 21-29. ISBN 9789811363399 (doi:10.1007/978-981-13-6339-9_2)

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The internet of things (IoT) aims to connect the objects of everyday life by embedding internet-connected devices within them and sharing their information online. Smart technology that exploits IoT data offers new opportunities for the travel and hospitality industry. The IoT enables easy access and interaction with a wide variety of information for contexts such as transportation, attractions, tours, shopping and hotels. IoT big data tourism applications will need to integrate social media, content marketing, and wearable IoT devices. After outlining conceptual understandings of the IoT and its potential for smart cities, this chapter provides practical foundations for destination organizers and stakeholders in this emerging smart tourism paradigm.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:Print ISBN: 9789811363382.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Heidari, Dr Hadi
Authors: Wise, N., and Heidari, H.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering > Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering
Publisher:Springer Nature

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