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Cover for DieToRecs: a case-based travel advisory system.

This chapter presents DieToRecs, a novel case-based travel advisory system. DieToRecs has been designed by incorporating a human decision model that stresses individual differences in decision styles. DieToRecs supports multiple decision styles and provides personalized recommendations exploiting a ...

Author(s)
Ricci, F.; Fesenmaier, D. R.; Mirzadeh, N.; Rumetshofer, H.; Schaumlechner, E.; Venturini, A.; Wöber, K. W.; Zins, A. H.
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
CABI Book Chapter Info
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 Validating a Guttman-type social distance scale for explaining residents' attitudes towards tourism.

This study aims at contributing to the body of knowledge about the systematic variation and change of host-community residents' attitudes toward tourism. The concept of social distance is introduced into the tourism context. As a first attempt, a Guttman-type scale with Thurstone characteristics...

Author(s)
Thyne, M.; Zins, A. H.
ISBN
2004 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851997490)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Two means to the same end: hierarchical value maps in tourism - comparing the association pattern technique with direct importance ratings.

This study concentrates on 2 main issues. First, it tries to incorporate situational (atmospheric, environmental) factors at the product and the consequence level into the tourism service evaluation process. Second, it compares 2 methodologies to derive subjectively based, meaningful value...

Author(s)
Zins, A. H.
ISBN
2001 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995359)
Type
Book chapter