Research Area: Human Mobility and Technology

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Description of this research area

In order to gain a better understanding of human mobility at specific destinations, tools must be developed to desconstruct and identify the personal and environmental factors associated with traveller's decisions and behaviours in specific places and at specific times, in other words, micro-contexts.

New analytical skills need to be developed on this new scenario to focus on real-time solutions and this involves activating new technological tools and capacities. This new knowledge will make it possible to determine the technological contexts in mobility on which the advanced services for intelligent resorts are designed, developed and implemented.

One key factor for understanding visitors' behaviour at a resort and the decision-taking process is to understand their state of mind. Therefore, it is extremely important not only to be aware of and monitor the moods of visitors and travellers, but also to be capable of defining the factors that may generate moods that lead to a more satisfactory stay.


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Keywords


Institution

CICtourGUNE

Researchers

Dr. Aurkene Alzua-Sorzabal

Dr. Jon Kepa Gerrikagoitia


Research projects in this research area

SmarTUR - Tourism in smart destinations

TourisTEK

Publications published by this institute characterizing this research area

Buján, D., Martín, D., Torices, O., López-de-Ipiña, D., Lamsfus, C., Abaitua, J., & Alzua-Sorzabal, A. (2013). Context management platform for tourism applications. Sensors, 13(7), 8060-8078.

Lamsfus, C., Xiang, Z., Alzua-Sorzabal, A., & Martín, D. (2013). Conceptualizing context in an intelligent mobile environment in travel and tourism (pp. 1-11). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.

Martin, D., Alzua, A., & Lamsfus, C. (2011, January). A contextual geofencing mobile tourism service. In ENTER (pp. 191-202).