Internet Diffusion in the Hospitality Industry

Internet Diffusion in the Hospitality Industry

Luiz Augusto Machado Mendes-Filho (Faculdade Natalense para o Desenvolvimento do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil) and Anatália Saraiva Martins Ramos (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-553-5.ch288
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Abstract

Tourism is the most important industry in the world in terms of the numbers of employees and its effect on the social and economical development of a region or country. Holjevac (2003) believes that, by the year 2050, tourism will by far be the largest industry worldwide, with 2 billion tourists and US$24 billion in domestic and international receipts. Moreover, the major tourist destinations will be India, China, Indonesia, and Brazil.

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