A classification of u-commerce location based tourism applications

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Stein, Andrew, Hawking, Paul and Sharma, Pramod (2005) A classification of u-commerce location based tourism applications. In: AusWeb05 : the eleventh Australasian World Wide Web Conference : AusWeb05 : making a difference with the web : proceedings of AusWeb05. Treloar, Andrew and Ellis, Allan, eds. Southern Cross University, Lismore, New South Wales.


Several mega trends are converging giving rise to the reality of the wide spread commercialization of location based Travel/Tourism systems. Tourism is both a leading revenue generator worldwide and an umbrella industry that enhances regional, SME, cultural, sports and many other industry sectors. It is in essence an information-based industry that is emerging from a sluggish 2002. Location Based Tourism Systems (LBTS) are computerized systems that depend on the automated detection of the location of a target (e.g. a tourist on the move, a tour vehicle) to either deliver or collect information. Currently mobile phones are seen as the obvious (but not the only) means of information delivery/collection for LBTS applications and this technology has considerable potential for the Australian tourism industry. This paper aims to assess the state of knowledge regarding LBTS applications, present a range of applications from around the globe, classify the applications into a schema and then explore potential LBTS applications. Findings show that three types of applications are emerging into the market space, consumer revenue generation applications, supplier applications and information provision portal type applications. It is apparent much innovation is taking place with LBTS development and the emergent LBTS application market is seeking to create revenue from the convergence of the Internet access, cell phone ubiquity and tourism. --Conference held: Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, 2-6 July 2005

Item type Book Section
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/24815
Official URL http://ausweb.scu.edu.au/aw05/papers/refereed/stei...
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1503 Business and Management
Historical > FOR Classification > 1506 Tourism
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Business
Keywords mobile computing, ubiquitous computing, travel, tourism
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