Consumer preferences for cultural heritage and tourism e-services: a case study of three European cities
Strielkowski, Wadim and Wang, Jing and Platt, Stephen (2013) Consumer preferences for cultural heritage and tourism e-services: a case study of three European cities. Tržište/Market, 25 (2). pp. 161-176. ISSN 0353-4790
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This paper reports the results of a marketing study aimed at discovering consumer preferences for the e-services in European cultural destinations. Our results are central to eliciting potential consumers’ preferences for tourism and cultural heritage-related e-services. The paper is based on the analysis of user surveys conducted by the authors within the ISAAC EU-funded project in Amsterdam, Genoa and Leipzig in 2007-2009. Three types of consumers were contacted: residents, visitors and (cultural heritage) service providers. Our results provide a number of important recommendations for the design of e-tourism ICT platforms in European cities. The ICT platforms constitute a new market product, representing a novel approach to increasing the revenues from incoming tourism. The recommendations suggest priorities to ensure that the information system will most readily meet potential consumers’ needs.
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