Stages of Integrated Market Communication in Tourism
Abstract:This research presents a stage model for integrated market communication. The four stages are labeled integrated media approach, integrated attraction approach, integrated industry approach, and integrated region approach, respectively. Both academics and practitioners can apply this model to determine both current state as well as direction for future integrated market communication. This is illustrated with the case of tourist attractions in Norway.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: October 1, 2009
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- Information Technology & Tourism is the first scientific journal dealing with the exciting relationship between information technology and tourism. Information and communication systems embedded in a global net have profound influence on the tourism and travel industry. Reservation systems, distributed multimedia systems, highly mobile working places, electronic markets, and the dominant position of tourism applications in the Internet are noticeable results of this development. And the tourism industry poses several challenges to the IT field and its methodologies.