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Destinations and the Web: A Network Analysis View

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Abstract:

Network analysis methods have gained much attention in the last few years and have provided a wealth of insights into the structural and dynamic properties of many systems. Here, we apply these methods to the study of tourism destinations' Web spaces. This exploratory analysis aims at showing how these techniques can be used and what outcomes can be obtained. After a short introduction to network analysis and a brief review of the literature, two cases are presented, namely Austria as a whole country, and a smaller destination within Italy: the island of Elba. For each case, data collection methods are described and the characteristic network parameters are calculated. The comparison between the two cases highlights both similarities and differences, which are described and interpreted. Finally, the limitations of this approach are discussed.

Keywords: NETWORK ANALYSIS; TOURISM DESTINATIONS; WEB

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.3727/109830512X13283928066913

Publication date: 2011-03-01

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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.
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