Pease, Wayne and Rowe, Michelle (2005) An overview of information technology in the tourism industry. In: ITS Africa-Asia-Australasia Regional Conference - ICT Networks - Building Blocks for Economic Development, 28-30 Aug 2005, Perth, Western Australia.
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Tourism is an important sector in the economy contributing around 10% to worldwide GDP, projected to rise to nearly 11% by 2014 (World Tourism Council (2004). Tourism was one of the first sectors to embrace Information Technology (IT). IT is crucial to the tourism industry and its success. IT has bought with it a number of changes and challenges that affect business and tourism. IT developments that have taken place with respect to the tourism industry are overviewed in this paper. Challenges they pose for the sector and tourism operators generally are also identified.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||tourism industry, information technology|
|Fields of Research (FOR2008):||15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150307 Innovation and Technology Management|
|Subjects:||350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 350500 Tourism > 350599 Tourism not elsewhere classified|
350000 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 350200 Business and Management > 350211 Innovation and Technology Management
|Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008):||UNSPECIFIED|
|Deposited On:||11 Oct 2007 10:18|
|Last Modified:||28 Oct 2011 14:52|
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