The Impact of Technology on Tourism Cause and Effect Essay by ABCs

The Impact of Technology on Tourism
An examination of the impact of globalization and technology on the tourism industry.
# 112029 | 1,327 words | 8 sources | MLA | 2009 | US

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This paper examines the impacts of transportation technologies and online technologies upon the tourism industry. The paper begins by discussing the concepts of globalization and change and then looks at their impact on global tourism. The paper also briefly looks at how technological changes in tourism have impacted work habits and education.

Table of Contents:
The Internet
Work and Tourism
Education and Tourism

From the Paper:

"The tourism industry is one of the most relevant examples in the context of a changing global environment. The pace of this change has most likely been set by the rapid technological advancements. Some of these new technologies have been integrated in tourism operations. The most eloquent example in this sense is the emergence of the internet, which led to reduced costs and increased operational efficiency within the tourism agencies and airports. The strategy has also resulted in a closeness between vendors and clients and increased satisfaction for both parties. Aside the internet, other major technologies that supported the continuous growth of the tourism industry are those implemented by transportation, which became safer, quicker and more pleasing. Finally, the technological implementations within tourism operations have led to modifications in working habits and have also generated an increased demand for labor force, implying as such that educational institutions place more emphasis on teaching tourism."

Sample of Sources Used:

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  • Cho, Y.C., Agrusa, J., 2006, Assessing Use Acceptance and Satisfaction toward Online Travel Agencies, Information Technology and Tourism, Volume 8
  • Copeland, B., 1991, Tourism, Welfare and De-Industrialization in a Small Open Economy, Economica, New Series, Volume 58, Number 232, Published by Blackwell Publishing
  • Hitz, M., Murphy, J., Sigala, M., 2006, Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism 2006: Proceedings of the International Conference in Lausanne, Switzerland 2006, Pringer-Verlag New York LLC

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