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Cover for Destination recommendations based on travel decision styles.

Following a brief review on the role of decision styles in marketing, this chapter presents the methodology and results of a comprehensive study into the decision process of travellers. The study investigated whether it is reasonable to accommodate different trip-planning styles that can be used as ...

Author(s)
Zins, A. H.; Grabler, K.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Case-based travel recommendations.

This chapter provides the methodological foundations and the rationale for approaching travel destination recommendation as a problem-solving activity. Case-base reasoning (CBR) is presented both as a cognitive plausible approach and as an integrated paradigm to build advisory systems. The chapter...

Author(s)
Ricci, F.; Cavada, D.; Mirzadeh, N.; Venturini, A.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for A behavioural framework for destination recommendation systems design.

A behavioural framework for the development of destination recommendation systems (DRSs) is proposed that takes into account the specific characteristics of travel information search and decision making. Specifically, it outlines several design guidelines for destination recommendation systems that ...

Author(s)
Gretzel, U.; Hwang YeongHyeon; Fesenmaier, D. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Tourist decision-making and travel destination recommendation systems.

This chapter argues that, in the context of tourists' use of information technology, it is more important to understand tourists' actual choices of whether or not to use the technology than their attitudes towards, and their stated intentions to use, a certain technology. Following from this...

Author(s)
Dellaert, B. G. C.; Häubl, G.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Information search and navigation on the internet.

This chapter reviews relevant research on human-computer interaction, cognitive information retrieval, hypertext navigation on the internet, usability issues in searching information on the internet, and trip planning (travel information search) on the internet. Implications for designing travel...

Author(s)
Pan, B.; Fesenmaier, D. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Information search for travel decisions.

This chapter (i) provides an overview of foundational research on travellers' information search and processing strategies and the factors influencing the behaviour; (ii) provides an illustration of the digital information environment, specifically the internet, and its implications for travel...

Author(s)
Hwang YeongHyeon; Gretzel, U.; Xiang, Z.; Fesenmaier, D. R.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Futuring travel destination recommendation systems.

This chapter explores the future of travel recommendation systems in the context of the (European) vision of Ambient Intelligence, which posits that the environment will become intelligent. In technical terms Ambient Intelligence represents the convergence of ubiquitous computing and communication...

Author(s)
Stock, O.; Werthner, H.; Zancanaro, M.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for MobyRek: a conversational recommender system for on-the-move travellers.

This chapter presents a computational approach for providing personalized travel product recommendations to on-the-move travellers. The system employs a dialogue approach whereby a set of candidate products are proposed and the user is asked to critique the recommended products. A user's critiques...

Author(s)
Ricci, F.; Quang Nhat Nguyen
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for TourBO: a prototype of a regional tourism advising system in Germany.

This chapter describes TourBO, a prototype tourism advising system that supports the provision of individualized travel information for a tourist region in Germany. The core of the TourBO system is a set of profiling algorithms to categorize tourists into preference groups or roles, such as...

Author(s)
Franke, T.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Evaluating travel recommender systems: a case study of DieToRecs.

This chapter uses the prototype travel recommender system DieToRecs as a case study to illustrate how different evaluation methods can be used to improve system design. The following steps in the evaluation process are discussed: (1) concept test with a horizontal prototype; (2) cognitive...

Author(s)
Zins, A. H.; Bauernfeind, U.
ISBN
2006 CABI (H ISBN 9780851990231)
Type
Book chapter

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