Forecasting the Growth of e-Tourism Sector: The Case Study of Mediterranean Countries
Tourism is one of the first services sectors to adapt and use Information and Communication Technology (ICT) for promoting its services. ICT enable travelers to access reliable and accurate information, as well as to make reservations in a fraction of the time and the cost. The objective of this work is to measure the impact of ICT on the tourism sector growth. Assuming that the increase of e-tourism sector depends on the increase in tourism demand and internet penetration, we examine the case of all Mediterranean EU member countries, and forecast the growth of online tourism services.
|Date of creation:||06 Jul 2009|
|Date of revision:||25 Aug 2009|
|Publication status:||Published in TOURISMOS: An International Multidisciplinary Journal of Tourism 3.4(2009): pp. 113-125|
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