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About: Tourism is a(n) research topic. Over the lifetime, 109525 publication(s) have been published within this topic receiving 1687863 citation(s). more


Open accessBook
01 Jan 1990-
Abstract: The tourist gaze mass tourism and the rise and fall of the seaside resort the changing economics of the tourist industry working under the tourist gaze cultural changes and the restructuring of tourism gazing on history tourism, culture and social inequality. more

Topics: Tourism geography (70%), Tourism (62%), Social inequality (50%) more

2,941 Citations

Open accessBook
01 Jan 2002-
Abstract: The Tourist Gaze Mass Tourism and the Rise and Fall of the Seaside Resort The Changing Economics of the Tourist Industry Working under the Tourist Gaze Cultural Changes and the Restructuring of Tourism Gazing on History Seeing and Theming Globalizing the Gaze more

Topics: Tourism geography (65%), Tourism (58%)

2,911 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/S0261-5177(99)00095-3
Dimitrios Buhalis1Institutions (1)
01 Feb 2000-Tourism Management
Abstract: Destination marketing is increasingly becoming extremely competitive worldwide. This paper explains the destination concept and attempts to synthesise several models for strategic marketing and management of destinations. It provides an overview of several techniques widely used and illustrates examples from around the world. The paper also explains that marketing of destinations should balance the strategic objectives of all stakeholders as well the sustainability of local resources. Destinations need to differentiate their products and develop partnerships between the public and private sector locally in order to co-ordinate delivery. Taking advantage of new technologies and the Internet also enables destinations to enhance their competitiveness by increasing their visibility, reducing costs and enhancing local co-operation. Destination marketing must lead to the optimisation of tourism impacts and the achievement of the strategic objectives for all stakeholders. more

Topics: Marketing strategy (64%), Marketing management (64%), Return on marketing investment (62%) more

2,536 Citations

Open accessJournal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.TOURMAN.2008.01.005
Dimitrios Buhalis1, Rob Law2Institutions (2)
01 Aug 2008-Tourism Management
Abstract: This paper reviews the published articles on eTourism in the past 20 years. Using a wide variety of sources, mainly in the tourism literature, this paper comprehensively reviews and analyses prior studies in the context of Internet applications to tourism. The paper also projects future developments in eTourism and demonstrates critical changes that will influence the tourism industry structure. A major contribution of this paper is its overview of the research and development efforts that have been endeavoured in the field, and the challenges that tourism researchers are, and will be, facing. more

Topics: Tourism (59%)

2,349 Citations

Journal ArticleDOI: 10.1016/J.TOURMAN.2009.02.016
Zheng Xiang1, Ulrike Gretzel2Institutions (2)
01 Apr 2010-Tourism Management
Abstract: Social media are playing an increasingly important role as information sources for travelers. The goal of this study is to investigate the extent to which social media appear in search engine results in the context of travel-related searches. The study employed a research design that simulates a traveler's use of a search engine for travel planning by using a set of pre-defined keywords in combination with nine U.S. tourist destination names. The analysis of the search results showed that social media constitute a substantial part of the search results, indicating that search engines likely direct travelers to social media sites. This study confirms the growing importance of social media in the online tourism domain. It also provides evidence for challenges faced by traditional providers of travel-related information. Implications for tourism marketers in terms of online marketing strategies are discussed. more

Topics: Social media optimization (67%), Online presence management (62%), Social media (60%) more

2,248 Citations

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C. Michael Hall

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Rob Law

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Bruce Prideaux

164 papers, 3.6K citations

Dimitrios Buhalis

162 papers, 16K citations

Larry Dwyer

149 papers, 7.3K citations

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