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

Dickinson, J, Ghali, K, Cherrett, T, Speed, C, Davies, N and Norgate, SH 2012, 'Tourism and the smartphone app: Capabilities, emerging practice, and scope in the travel domain' , Current Issues in Tourism , pp. 1-18.

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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: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: smartphone, app, Internet of things, transport, mobile media, sustainable travel
Themes: Built and Human Environment
Health and Wellbeing
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences
Schools > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Current Issues in Tourism
Publisher: Taylor and Francis online
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1747-7603
Related URLs:
Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: SH Norgate
Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2013 12:19
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2016 07:58
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