The impact of social media on cultural tourism

Marinakou, Evangelia, Giousmpasoglou, Charalampos and Paliktzoglou, Vasileios (2014) The impact of social media on cultural tourism. In: Implications of Social Media in Personal and Professional Settings. IGI Global, Hershey, USA, pp. 231-248. ISBN 9781466674011

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Abstract

Social networks have become very popular recently in the tourism sector. This chapter presents the use of social media and more specifically Trip Advisor in reference to reviews of cultural attractions and their potential influence on the development of cultural tourism in Bahrain. The findings propose that people use Trip Advisor to collect information about a destination and share experiences with other community members. They also suggest that cultural tourism has a potential to grow in the region; however, there should be more information available. The cultural attractions should be more organized, offer more information, and enhance the cultural experience. This chapter recommends that social networks and Trip Advisor should be used by the local tourism authorities for the development and promotion of cultural tourism in Bahrain. Finally, the attraction websites should be further enhanced and other social media could be used to communicate with visitors in Bahrain.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Hospitality and tourism
Depositing User: Babis Giousmpasoglou
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2016 12:41
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 15:11
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1529

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