ICTR Mini Tracks

The Mini Tracks for ICTR 

      • Tourism & Hospitality ICT
      • Sustainable Tourism and the Circular Economy
      • Tourism Excellence and Competiveness in a Sustainable Development Goals Context
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Tourism and Hospitality

Mini Track Chair: Cândida Silva, PhD, Polytechnic of Porto, Portugal  

ICTR 2020 Mini Track on Tourism & Hospitality ICT  

Information communication technology (ICT) has been transforming Tourism and Hospitality globally. This track focuses in recent trends in using ICT to develop more agile and sustainable processes in Tourism and Hospitality business, offering an efficient management, supporting decision making and creating value for both customers and suppliers. Moreover, the track will also be a open to analyse subjects related with tourist behaviour and its relationship with ICT, namely on using technology to discover, plan and share their travel experiences and how this is changing the tourist industry. Therefore, contributors are invited to submit original research papers addressing relevant aspects of sustainable and quality development of Tourism and Hospitality ICT.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      • ICT to support Sustainable Tourism & Hospitality
      • m-Tourism and e-Tourism
      • Gamification in Tourism & Hospitality
      • Building an online reputation and use of social media
      • ICT-driven innovation and challenges in Tourism & Hospitality
      • Digital government for Tourism
      • ICT-Based Tourism Marketing

Sustainable Tourism and the Circular Economy

Mini Track Chair: Dr Christopher J Moon, PhD, Imperial College, London  

ICTR 2020 Mini Track on Sustainable Tourism and the Circular Economy  

This mini track will explore the latest developments in the use of circular economy concepts in the tourism industry. Papers reviewing best practices in sustainable tourism or highlighting innovative practices are particularly welcome. This includes the tourism industry, sustainable processes, sustainable transport, sustainable stays (hotels, other establishments, local consumption, waste sorting, etc.), feedback between tourists and providers to improve the sustainable tourism global offer; data on sustainable tourism demands and expectations; innovation and sustainability.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      • Circular economy in tourism
      • Energy and carbon savings in establishments
      • Use of recycled materials
      • Eco-friendly sourcing / organic
      • Eco-certifications / labelling
      • Energy positive
      • Zero km

Tourism Excellence and Competiveness in a Sustainable Development Goals Context

Mini Track Chair: Professor Cristiana Oliveira, Rector Universidad Europea de Canarias, Spain  

ICTR 2020 Mini Track on Tourism Excellence and Competiveness in a Sustainable Development Goals Context  

This track will explore the latest developments in the use of circular economy concepts in the tourism industry. Papers reviewing best practices in sustainable tourism or highlighting innovative practices are particularly welcome. This includes the tourism industry, sustainable processes, sustainable transport, sustainable stays (hotels, other establishments, local consumption, waste sorting, etc.), feedback between tourists and providers to improve the sustainable tourism global offer; data on sustainable tourism demands and expectations; innovation and sustainability.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

      • Circular economy in tourism
      • Energy and carbon savings in establishments
      • Use of recycled materials
      • Eco-friendly sourcing / organic
      • Eco-certifications / labelling
      • Energy positive
      • Zero km