E-Tourism Essay

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CONTEMPORARY TOURISM REVIEWS CTR E-Tourism Dimitrios Buhalis, Ph.D., International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research, Bournemouth University, UK Soo Hyun Jun, Ph.D., Tourism Management and Marketing, School of Services Management, Bournemouth University, UK. Contemporary Tourism Reviews Series Editor: Chris Cooper Published by Goodfellow Publishers Limited, Woodeaton, Oxford, OX3 9TJ (G) http://www.goodfellowpublishers.com Copyright © Goodfellow Publishers Ltd 2011 All rights reserved by Goodfellow Publishers Limited. The text of this publication, or any part thereof, may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, storage in an information retrieval system, or otherwise, without prior permission of the publisher. Design and setting by P.K. McBride 2 E-Tourism About the authors Professor Dimitrios Buhalis is a Strategic Management and Marketing expert with specialisation in Technology and Tourism. He is currently Established Chair in Tourism and Deputy Director of the International Centre for Tourism and Hospitality Research (ICTHR) and Director of the John Kent Institute in Tourism at the School of Tourism at Bournemouth University and Professorial Observer at the Bournemouth University Senate. He is also the President of the International Federation of Information Technology for Travel and Tourism (IFITT). He previously worked at the Universities of Surrey, Westminster and the Aegean whilst he had visiting appointments at ESSEC in France, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China University of Aveiro, Portugal, and the Modul University in Vienna, Austria. He is regarded as an expert in the impacts of ICTs in the tourism industry, the management of tourism distribution channels as well as in strategic tourism marketing and management. He has
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