Special Issue "Smart Tourism: A GIS-Based Approach"
A special issue of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (ISSN 2220-9964).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2020).
Interests: competitive location; spatial econometric; GIS applications to tourism
Due to the current development of information and communication tools, tourism activity can be tackled in a reduced manner, both from the point of view of the client and the service provider. Tourism is a socio-economic activity clearly linked to the space where it takes place, so it seems logical that Geographic Information Systems can provide solutions that give added value to both the tourist experience and the management of the companies involved in the sector.
From the tourists’ point of view, there are some GIS tools, such as map viewers, route managers, and search applications for activities or services, which allow them to enjoy the experience in a more active and particularized way. Moreover, service managers also have GIS applications for marketing or market analysis that contribute to improving their economic results.
We would like to invite you to submit articles focusing how GIS could contribute to smarter tourism, generating more satisfactory personal experiences and giving higher profitability to this economic sector.
Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
-Smart tourist destinations;
-Smartphone applications in tourism;
-Personal recommendations based on location;
-Routing and planning tools;
-Models, algorithms, and methods for Big Spatial Data in tourism;
-Tourists’ spatial behaviour analysis;
-Spatial econometrics models applied to tourism.
Prof. Dr. Rafael Ricardo Suárez Vega
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- smart tourism
- tourism planning
- big spatial data
- location-based services