Supporting and Promoting Tourism Network Systems through ICT Applications

Supporting and Promoting Tourism Network Systems through ICT Applications

Marco De Maggio (University of Salento, Italy), Valentina Ndou (University of Salento, Italy) and Laura Schina (University of Salento, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-61520-867-8.ch008
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Abstract

Furthermore, the authors, hope that from the assumptions and the insights of the studies reported will follow a high spread of the concept of DMSs considered as a significant contribution for developing strong innovative patterns of collaboration in Tourism Industry.
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Ict Applications In Tourism Sector

During the last decades three important technological waves have contributed to change tourism operational and strategic processes in a dramatic way: the Computer Reservation System (CRS), in 1970; the Global Distribution System (GDS), in 1980; and mainly the Internet era in 1990 (Buhalis, 2003; Emmer, Tauck, Wilkinson, Moore, 1993; O’Connor, 1999).

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