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Innovation and Growth in Tourism

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How is innovation transforming tourism business models? By tackling the subject of innovation, this report touches upon an important dimension of tourism economics rarely examined at the international level. It provides information about the dynamics and characteristics of innovation in tourism, and gives examples of how business models are evolving as a result. It also aims to provide an important contribution to further research and policy work in this area. The report includes a discussion of the conceptual issues regarding innovation in tourism, it illustrates national and industry practices enhancing innovation in tourism, and provides insights into the potential role of tourism policy in innovation.

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E-Tourism

An Innovative Approach for the Small and Medium-Sized Tourism Enterprises (SMTES) in Korea

This paper deals with e-tourism, innovation and growth. The Internet is revolutionising the distribution of tourism information and sales. The Korean small and medium-sized tourism enterprises (SMTEs) with well-developed and innovative Web sites can now have equal Internet access to international tourism markets. This paper examines problems and solutions related to electronic commerce in the tourism industry and suggest recommendations for successful ecommerce strategies in tourism to be applied by the industry and the government of Korea.

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