Technological Innovation Research With Guided Tours: Recent Trends and Future Directions

Abdullah Tarinc (Manavgat Tourism Faculty, Akdeniz University, Turkey), Abdullah Karaman (Tourism Faculty, Selcuk University, Turkey), Halil Sunar (Tirebolu Mehmet Bayrak Vocational High School, Giresun University, Turkey) and Kürşad Sayin (Silifke Tasucu Vocational High School, Selcuk University, Turkey)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 280
EISBN13: 9781799868477|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-3725-1.ch015
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Researchers and academicians have shown many studies on how technological developments can be used in tour guidance. The common objectives of these studies are to provide tourists with a better tour experience, to assist tour guides, to help people who cannot participate in the tour, and to develop tour guide robots. The technologies used in tour guidance vary according to the type and content of the tours. In this study, technological innovations and applications used in tour guiding in the world will be investigated and explained in detail. In addition, information on technological innovations and trends that are foreseen and planned to be used in touristic tours in the future will be given. With this study, it is aimed to reveal the technological applications used today in tour guidance and technological developments that will guide the tour guidance in the future.
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