[Editorial] Smart tourism: Traveler, business, and organizational perspectives
Sep 01, 2017
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Information & Management
Volume 54, Issue 6, September 2017, Pages 683-686

Chulmo Koo, Jaehyun Park, Jae-Nam Lee
College of Hotel and Tourism Management, Kyung Hee University, Kyung Hee Dearo 26, Dongdeamun-Gu, Seoul 130-701, Republic of Korea
Industrial Engineering and Management, Tokyo Institute of Technology, 2-12-1 O-okayama, Meguro-ku, 152-8522, Tokyo, Japan
Korea University Business School, Anam-Dong, Seongbuk-Gu, Seoul 136-701, Republic of Korea

As a genre of social sciences, tourism research has been a core of interdisciplinary studies, merging with diverse study areas, such as geography, anthropology, economics, and sociology [1]. Smart tourism research (STR) seeks to identify better design and systems, effective methodologies and approaches, and efficient resource management in synthesizing new value propositions for tourists as well as tourism and hospitality business industries. Based on smart tourism phenomena, diverse technologies (e.g., application technologies, sensors, data analytics, optimization, and visualization) have taken a critical role to produce multiple levels of social materiality and economic impact [2]...