Charles Darwin University

CDU eSpace
Institutional Repository

 
CDU Staff and Student only
 

Market Imperfections in the Tourism Information Marketplace: Highlighting the Challenges for Information System Developers

Taylor, Andrew and Puehringer, S. (2005). Market Imperfections in the Tourism Information Marketplace: Highlighting the Challenges for Information System Developers. In Frew, Andrew J.(Ed.), Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism. Innsbruck, Germany: Springer-Verlag. (pp. 13-22).

Document type: Book Chapter
Citation counts: Google Scholar Search Google Scholar

IRMA ID 78674654xPUB3
Author Taylor, Andrew
Puehringer, S.
Title of Chapter Market Imperfections in the Tourism Information Marketplace: Highlighting the Challenges for Information System Developers
Title of Book Information and Communication Technologies in Tourism
Place of Publication Innsbruck, Germany
Publisher Springer-Verlag
Publication Year 2005
Editor Frew, Andrew J.
ISBN 9783211241486   (check CDU catalogue  open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 13
End Page 22
Total Pages 10
Field of Research 1506 - Tourism
1605 - Policy and Administration
HERDC Category B - Book Chapter (DEST)
Abstract The dissemination of strategic tourism intelligence and research in Australia has historically been undertaken through direct supplier-consumer contact and with low reliance on technologies for dissemination (Sharma, DeLacy, and Carson, 2000). An examination of the marketplace in which tourism information commodities are exchanged demonstrates current arrangements are characterised by hidden costs. These are borne by consumers as they specify their information needs, seek out information commodities and attempt to procure these. In this paper, a model of the Tourism Information Marketplace (TIM) is presented. It depicts the barriers inhibiting the efficient dissemination of tourism information and research in Australia. A selection of online systems aimed at addressing weaknesses in current dissemination methods have been developed around the world, including Australia. The TIM highlights that, while these can contribute to the dissemination process, developers of such systems must consider issues beyond those of a purely technological nature.
Keyword Tourism information marketplace
Information warehouse
Tourism systems
Description for Link Link to publisher site
URL http://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2Fb138872
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Access Statistics: 46 Abstract Views, 4 File Downloads  -  Detailed Statistics
Created: Thu, 25 Jun 2009, 14:55:22 CST by Sarena Wegener