1st Edition

Tourist Mobility and Advanced Tracking Technologies





ISBN 9780415851695
Published June 24, 2013 by Routledge
208 Pages 61 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The remarkable developments in tracking technologies over the past decade have opened up a wealth of possibilities in terms of research into tourist spatial behaviour. To date, most research in the field has been based on data derived from less objective – hence methodologically problematic – sources. This book examines the various technologies available to track pedestrians and motorized vehicles as well as the moral, ethical and legal issues arising from the utilization of data thus obtained. The methodologies outlined in the book could prove revolutionary in terms of tourism research, management and planning.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  Section 1: Theoretical and Methodological Issues of Tourists’ Spatial Behavior  2. Theoretical Aspects of Tourists’ Spatial Behavior  3. Methodological Aspects of Measurement and Visualization of Tourists’ Spatial Behavior  Section 2: Available Tracking Technologies  4. Land-based Tracking Technologies  5. Satellite-based Tracking Technologies  Section 3: Application of Tracking Technologies to Research on Tourist Mobility  6. Methodological Challenges  7. Understanding the Tourist  8. Understanding the Destination  9. Ethical Questions and the Tracking of Tourists  Section 4: Concluding Thoughts  10. Conclusion.  Appendix: Integrating Data Obtained from Tracking Devices into Geographic Information Systems

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Biography

Noam Shoval is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Hebrew University.

Michal Isaacson is a PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at Hebrew University.