GIS Applications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry

GIS Applications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry

Somnath Chaudhuri (Maldives National University, Maldives) and Nilanjan Ray (Adamas University, India)
Release Date: April, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 343
ISBN13: 9781522550884|ISBN10: 1522550887|EISBN13: 9781522550891|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-5088-4


Geographic information systems (GIS) provide information that can be useful across many disciplines. One of these disciplines is the travel and hospitality industry.

GIS Applications in the Tourism and Hospitality Industry is a vital scholarly publication that explores the applications of GIS to the leisure travel industry, specifically the importance of GIS in trip planning, online bookings, and location-based services. Highlighting coverage on a wide range of topics such as cultural heritage tourism, geospatial collaborative tourism recommender systems, and decision support systems, this book is geared toward business managers, academicians, researchers, graduate-level students, and professionals looking for current research on the impact of GIS on recreational travel.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Crowd-Sourced Data
  • Cultural Heritage Tourism
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Ecotourism
  • Geospatial Collaborative Tourism Recommender Systems
  • GeoSpatial Query Processing
  • NoSQL Databases

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Mr. Somnath Chaudhuri has a M. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering, B. Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering and B. Sc. in Physics, all from the University of Calcutta, India. He is working as an International faculty, in the Department of IT, Faculty of Science, Maldives National University. Before this he was working as Lecturer and Database Advisor for Royal Thimphu College, Bhutan for 4 years. His research interest lies in the domain of GIS, Web GIS, Map Mashups, Cloud Computing, Automated System, and Application of Information Technology in Business and Industry Sectors. He has some National and International publications in these domains. He is the editor of few books published by IGI Global, USA. Mr. Chaudhuri has worked as the project guide for some real-time projects in the government and private sectors of Bhutan and Maldives. Mr. Chaudhuri has received certificate of appreciation from the Minister of Agriculture, Royal Government of Bhutan and from the Secretary of the Department of Livestock, Royal Government of Bhutan.
Dr. Nilanjan Ray is from Kolkata, India. He has obtained his PhD(Mkt); M.Com (Mkt); MBA (Mkt), STC FMRM (IIT-Kgp). He has 8 years teaching experience in BBA, MBA, BCom and 6 years Research experience and guided around 56 Post Graduate students’ project. Dr. Ray has contributed over 57 research papers in reputed National and International Referred, Peer Reviewed Journals, Proceedings and 6 Edited Research Hand Books from Springer , IGI-Global USA and Apple Academic Publisher CRC Press A Taylor & Francis Group, USA . He has also associated himself as a reviewer of Tourism Management Elsevier, Journal of Service Marketing Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Journal of Business and Economics, Research Journal of Business and Management Accounting and as an Editorial Board Member of several referred Journals. He has also chaired in a technical session at IJAS Conference 2012, at Harvard University, Boston, USA. Dr. Ray is a life-member of the International Business Studies Academia, Fellow Member of Institute of Research Engineers and Doctors Universal Association of Arts and Management Professionals (UAAMP) New York, USA.