Smart Cities and Tourism: The co-creation of experiences, challenges and opportunities provides new knowledge of current issues, opportunities and concepts for the next generation of urban evolution.
The new book “Smart Cities and Tourism” Co-Creating Experiences, Challenges and Opportunities by Dimitrios Buhalis, Babak Taheri, Roya Rahimi, refers to smart cities, in which technology starred as a growth accelerator, using modern technologies and digital tools. Globalization contributes to strengthen the digital transformation by providing vital digital solutions to the urban ecosystem, adjustive the dominant elements of IoT, artificial intelligence, great data and virtual / augmented reality technologies.
In smart cities locals and local businesses can benefit by applied efficient services and networks using different types of electronic methods and digital solutions. The gathered information and big data are then used to manage assets, resources, and services efficiently to improve the operations across the city. Smartness is about networks of interconnected entities that collaborate to develop the collective competitiveness of the ecosystem.
Smart Cities and Tourism: The co-creation of experiences, challenges and opportunities provides new knowledge of current issues, opportunities and concepts for the next generation of urban evolution. Tomorrow’s smart cities attract locals, visitors, governments and businesses in a smart, cooperative and connected ecosystem. Smart tourism incorporates the entire tourist ecosystem and supports the creation of value for all stakeholders. To this end, this book, with its three parts and 12 chapters, provides a comprehensive understanding of the city’s services, as well as the
evaluation of the local experience and experience of visitors and explores how “intelligence” creates viable environments, business solutions and tourist innovations.
With international contributions from recognized and international academics, this book brings contemporary knowledge of marketing management (and related areas such as urban studies) through a new and contemporary perspective of smart cities. Via academic research and international case studies, it discusses issues such as:
- Smart cities
- The evolution of smart city
- Smart tourist destinations
- Smart trends in the tourism and hospitality industry
- Smart sports in smart cities
- Smart cities towards the quality of life of residents
It serves as a crucial reference point for smart city researchers, scholars, students and practitioners by offering new insights and stimulating potential future research.
Giota Moschopoulidou is a graduate of Tourism Business Management and a Graduate of the Postgraduate Diploma of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, with a scientific specialization in "Tourism and Regional Development". She is professionally active as Scientific Tourism Development Consultant, with many years of experience in the spectrum of tourism development and specialization in Tourism Marketing and Regional Development. As a scientific editor of TravelDailyNews, she writes on Development/Sustainability/Innovation-Technology/Alternative Forms of Tourism and Culture issues. She is responsible for the scientific book presentations of tourism.