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The SAGE Handbook of Tourism Management is a critical, state-of-the-art and authoritative review of tourism management, written by leading international thinkers and academics in the field. With a strong focus on applications of theories and concepts to tourism, the chapters in this volume are framed as critical synoptic pieces covering key developments, current issues and debates, and emerging trends and future considerations for the field. Part One: Approaching Tourism Part Two: Destination Applications Part Three: Marketing Applications Part Four: Tourism Product Markets Part Five: Technological Applications Part Six: Environmental Applications This handbook offers a fresh, contemporary and definitive look at tourism management, making it an essential resource for academics, researchers and students.

Chapter 29: The Potential of Tracking Technologies, Smartphones and Sensors for Tourism Management and Planning of Destinations

The Potential of Tracking Technologies, Smartphones and Sensors for Tourism Management and Planning of Destinations
The Potential of Tracking Technologies, Smartphones and Sensors for Tourism Management and Planning of Destinations
Noam Shoval Rein Ahas
Introduction

In the last decade, we have witnessed unprecedented advances in the collection and utilization of high-resolution data on tourist mobility. This is a result of a variety of technological developments as well as the widespread availability of tracking technologies such as GPS, mobile positioning and geocoded social media messages (Shoval et al., 2014). Researchers have also benefitted greatly from the development and widespread use of smartphones, which incorporate several tracking abilities in one device and can transmit obtained locations easily and cheaply (Birenboim ...

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