19.8.15

Communication and Technology

Cantoni, L., & Danowski, J. A. (Eds.). (2015). Communication and Technology. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.
http://www.degruyter.com/view/product/179986 
 

8.6.15

eTourism: Communication Perspectives

I'm very happy to inform that we have just announced the MOOC - Massive Open Online Course - eTourism: Communication Perspectives by USI - Università della Svizzera italiana and its UNESCO chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites.
It is, as far as I know, the very first MOOC covering the eTourism topic, a most needed one, considering the role plaid by Information and Communication Technologies within tourism and hospitality.
 

The course, fully free and open, will be delivered in October-November 2015; it will last 8 weeks, and will require approximately three hours study time per week. Among the intended publics, we can list: Destination managers, People active in the tourism industry, Policy makers, Students, in particular within tourism and hospitality programs, Academia and researchers.

You can watch the teaser, see the list of modules, and enrol directly from the iVersity platform

https://iversity.org/en/courses/etourism-communication-perspectives

29.4.15

Observer les touristes pour mieux comprendre les tourismes - Observing tourists to better understand tourism

5ème colloque international de l’Association ASTRES – Association Tourisme, Recherche et Enseignement Supérieur
La Rochelle (France) -  9-12 juin 2015
Observer les touristes pour mieux comprendre les tourismes - Observing tourists to better understand tourism

I will contribute with a presentation titled: Information and communication technologies to listen to tourists. Practices, opportunities and challenges


see the provisional program here
 

25.4.15

Southern Africa Youth in Tourism Conference “Promoting Sustainable Tourism Development through the Involvement and Participation of the Youth”

Very happy and honored to have contributed to the Southern Africa Youth in Tourism Conference “Promoting Sustainable Tourism Development through the Involvement and Participation of the Youth”, which has taken place 23-24 April 2015, in Pointe aux Piments, Mauritius, organized by RETOSA, the Regional Tourism Organisation of Southern Africa.
It has been a great opportunity to meet the Junior Deputy Minister and the Junior Ministers (both current and former ones) of Tourism in the Southern African development Community (SADC), as well as to present WHACY, the World Heritage Awareness Campaign for Youth in SADC.
Hereafter some pictures.




28.2.15

When e-gov deals with tourists: the case of visa information

Asta Adukaite, Elmira Gazizova, and Lorenzo Cantoni. 2014. When e-gov deals with tourists: the case of visa information. 
In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Electronic Governance (ICEGOV '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 334-337.  
http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/2691195.2691283