Topic Modelling Tourism Literature on Innovation and Technology

Authors

  • Florian J. Zach Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management Pamplin College of Business Virginia Tech
  • Dejan Krizaj Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica University of Primorska
  • Ajda Pretnar Faculty of Computer and Information Science University of Ljubljana

Keywords:

innovation, technology, topic modelling

Abstract

Tourism research on technology and innovation has flourished for several decades. Especially the increased use of information and communication technologies in tourism triggered more interest in either topic since the beginning of the early 2000s. To learn more about the wealth of research at the intersection of tourism, technology and innovation this study applies topic modelling on abstracts of relevant studies to identify which research areas are covered to date. For today’s body of research, we identified ten topics within five clusters. Hence, this study provides evidence that topic modelling is a meaningful approach to categorize past research and to identify opportunities for future research.

Author Biographies

  • Florian J. Zach, Howard Feiertag Department of Hospitality and Tourism Management Pamplin College of Business Virginia Tech

    Florian J. Zach is an Assistant Professor of innovation and entrepreneurship in tourism and hospitality at Virginia Tech with an interest in new technologies. His current research focuses on the implementation of technological advancements to create tourism experiences.

  • Dejan Krizaj, Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica University of Primorska

    Dejan Krizaj is an Associate Professor at University of Primorska, Faculty of Tourism Studies – Turistica, focusing on R&D projects addressing specifics of tourism innovation and its stimulation and promotion measures.

  • Ajda Pretnar, Faculty of Computer and Information Science University of Ljubljana

    Ajda Pretnar is a Researcher at the Faculty of Computer and Information Science, University of Ljubljana, where she teaches data mining and machine learning. Her current research deals with predicting tourism flows from traffic data.

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2019-12-12

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How to Cite

“Topic Modelling Tourism Literature on Innovation and Technology” (2019) e-Review of Tourism Research, 17(3). Available at: https://ertr-ojs-tamu.tdl.org/ertr/article/view/519 (Accessed: 21 May 2024).

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