Global Tourism and Technology Sectors, Swot Analysis

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GLOBAL SWOT ANALYSIS
A report produced for   TOUREG Project, Deliverable D.2.1   by the Department of Tourism Management of the   Alexander Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece  and the Technical University of Crete, Greece 

 

Research Team, A.T.E.I Thessalonikis

Spyridon Avdimiotis, MBA  Christina Bonarou, PhD  Athanasios Dermetzopoulos, MSc  Ioannis Karamanidis, PhD  Thomas Mavrodontis, PhD   

Research Team, T.U.C.

Vassilios Kelessidis   Elisavet Kalonaki  
October 2009

CONTENTS

Contents 
1.  2.  3.  4.  4.1  4.2  5.  6.  7.  7.1  7.2  8.  9.  9.1  9.2  9.3  9.4  9.5  9.6  10.  Executive Summary ..........................................................................................6  Introduction......................................................................................................16  A brief history of tourism..................................................................................18  The economic evolution of tourism..................................................................19  The Fordist concept .....................................................................................19  Post- Fordism ..............................................................................................21  Destination’s stakeholders and their directions ...............................................22  The global tourism and hospitality industry .....................................................24  Geographical tourism flows and seasonal concentration ................................30  Geographical tourism flows .........................................................................31  Tourism seasonal concentration..................................................................34  Tourism demand trends ..................................................................................37  Innovation trends on Information and Communication Technologies .............44  ICT Innovation and Tourism ........................................................................48  A collection of very interesting web sites .....................................................52  Grid computing and p2p networks and clusters...........................................54  Smart phone systems and impact on tourism..............................................55  Web 2.0 applications and their impact on tourism industry .........................57  ICT trends and Tourism future.....................................................................60  Innovation trends on Energy Technologies .....................................................61 

10.1  Innovative energy technologies ...................................................................61  10.2  Case Studies – Energy technologies...........................................................66  11.  Innovation trends on Environmental Technologies .........................................72  11.1  Innovative Environmental Technologies ......................................................72  11.2  Case studies - Environmental technologies.................................................73  12.  Policies and initiatives for innovation in tourism industry ................................77  12.1  Tourism networks and information distribution. Innovation policies against imitation. .................................................................................................................81  12.2  Policies and initiatives applied in the ICT sector..........................................83  12.3  Policies and initiatives applied in the energy and the environmental technologies sector .................................................................................................83  12.4  Specific Initiatives ........................................................................................89  2

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