Digitalisation

Virtual traveling

virtuelles reisen
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Virtual travel experiences can help tourism providers achieve a low income in times of crisis and give access to places and encounters – even without being on site.

Techno-disruptions and travel

On behalf of Tourism Watch, IT for Change analysed, how digital travel platforms and online travel agents are changing the value chain in India. The study sheds light on the effects for micro, small and medium enterprises such as owners of small hotels and homestays or tour guides in the …

Bridging the Digital Gap for Tourism Projects in Cambodia

Interaction between tourists and members of a community-based-tourism project in Cambodia
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Most community based tourism initiatives in rural Cambodia do not have the necessary skills and conceptual understanding of the digital revolution taking over the tourism industry, yet. What kind of support do CBTs need to go online, stay online and bridge the digital gap?

Booking Platforms Disrupt Tourism Value Chains in India

Titelbild der Studie: Techno-Dispurtions in Travel and Tourism.
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How are booking platforms changing the tourism value chain in India? National players such as Oyo and MakeMyTrip dominate the market. A new study by IT for Change and Tourism Watch shows the effects on small tourism entrepreneurs in Manali and Jaipur.

Towards Gender Equality in Indonesian Tourism

 ‘Rinjani Women Adventure’ bieten als erste Frauen in Lombok Wandertouren an
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Tourism is a promising sector of employment for women. However, digitalization and online booking platforms bring about new gender-specific disadvantages and challenges for women in Indonesia. Platforms need to do their part to bridge the digital divide and gender gap.

“How was your stay at …?“

New applications and new ways of online communication and platforms bring opportunities and challenges for small tourism providers. Above all, reviews and so-called "user-generated content" can decide of small enterprices' sucess.

Struggle on the streets of Nairobi

The market entry of the 'Uber' in 2015 has fundamentally changed the Kenyan taxi market. Three years later, taxi drivers struggle for higher pay and better working conditions.

Challenges and Opportunities

Booking plattforms offer many opportunities and challanges for suppliers in tourism. In the article, small tourism enterprices from global South share their experiences on online booking plattforms.

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