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Smart Tourism and Technology Enhanced Experiences

By Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research

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The tourism industry in recent years has seen a significant transformation as a result of advancements in information and communication technologies such as IoT, mobile communicating, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. In many destinations, the availability of IoT has pushed for development of “smart cities” and “smart tourism” where tourism services and facilities share the common platform with the destinations. In addition, the recent development of smart tourism makes it possible to enhance tourism experiences, improve the efficiency of resource management, and maximize destination competitiveness.

This virtual special issue of APJTR covers recent articles of the Journal which covers state-of-the-art research articles on the topic of smart tourism and technology enhanced experiences by the tourists. You will find that this special volume covers latest findings by researchers from around the world, which reflects on the breadth and diversity of authorship in the Journal. The papers included this special volume may not be able to provide an answer of what comprises smart tourism. It does, however, offer an overview of the latest development in the topic, and how tourists’ experiences can be enhanced with technologies.

Tourists’ happiness: are there smart tourism technology effects?Hanna Lee, Jimin Lee, Namho Chung & Chulmo Koo235
The antecedents of hashtag and geotag use in smart tourism: case study in IndonesiaDina Febrianti Krisna, Putu Wuri Handayani & Fatimah Azzahro2412
Destination selection by smart tourists: the case of Isfahan, IranZahed Ghaderi, Pezhman Hatamifar & Joan C. Henderson234
How smartphones enhance local tourism experiences?Zahed Ghaderi, Pezhman Hatamifar & Ladan Ghahramani248
Understanding museum visitor satisfaction and revisit intentions through mobile guide system: moderating role of age in museum mobile guide adoptionJ. H. Kang, J. C. Jang & C. Jeong232
Examining destination images from travel blogs: a big data analytical approach using latent Dirichlet allocationRui Wang, Jin-Xing Hao, Rob Law & Jun Wang2411
Antecedents of augmented reality experiences: potential tourists to Shangri-La Potatso National Park, ChinaShan Jiang, Noel Scott & Li Tao2410
Critical factors in the identification of word-of-mouth enhanced with travel apps: the moderating roles of Confucian culture and the switching cost viewShu-Ning Zhang, Yong-Quan Li, Chih-Hsing Liu & Wen-Qi Ruan245
Examination of the adoption of augmented reality: a VAM approachChloe K. H. Lau, Chi Fai Raymond Chui & Norman Au2410
Cruising in Asia: what can we dig from online cruiser reviews to understand their experience and satisfaction
Shuting Tao & Hak-Seon Kim246
How friendly destination websites are for mobiles? A study of destination marketing organizations in the Asia Pacific regionDaniel Leung & Astrid Dickinger2412
Do Airbnb’s “Superhosts” deserve the badge? An empirical study from China
Nan Sun, Dongsheng Liu, Anding Zhu, Yahui Chen & Yufei Yuan244
Understanding user experiences of online travel review websites for hotel booking behaviours: an investigation of a dual motivation theoryJooyoung Hwang, Sangwon Park & Mina Woo234
Spatiotemporal distribution of urban walking tourists by season using GPS-based smartphone application
Hee Jeong Yun, Dong Jin Kang & Myong Jae (MJ) Lee2311

Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research

Asia Pacific Journal of Tourism Research is the official journal of the Asia Pacific Tourism Association and seeks to publish both empirically and theoretically based articles which advance and foster knowledge of tourism as it relates to the Asia Pacific region.
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