Tourism and the smartphone app:capabilities, emerging practice and scope in the travel domain

Dickinson, Janet E. and Ghali, Karen and Cherrett, Thomas and Speed, Chris and Davies, Nigel and Norgate, Sarah (2014) Tourism and the smartphone app:capabilities, emerging practice and scope in the travel domain. Current Issues in Tourism, 17 (1). pp. 84-101. ISSN 1368-3500

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Abstract

Based on its advanced computing capabilities and ubiquity, the smartphone has rapidly been adopted as a tourism travel tool. With a growing number of users and a wide variety of applications emerging, the smartphone is fundamentally altering our current use and understanding of the transport network and tourism travel. Based on a review of smartphone apps, this article evaluates the current functionalities used in the domestic tourism travel domain and highlights where the next major developments lie. Then, at a more conceptual level, the article analyses how the smartphone mediates tourism travel and the role it might play in more collaborative and dynamic travel decisions to facilitate sustainable travel. Some emerging research challenges are discussed.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Current Issues in Tourism
Additional Information:
Date of Acceptance: 30/07/2012
Uncontrolled Keywords:
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ID Code:
72778
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Deposited On:
30 Jan 2015 12:35
Refereed?:
Yes
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Published
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