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Virtual- and live guided tours: Exchanging experiences
Halmstad University, School of Business and Engineering (SET), Centre for Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Learning Research (CIEL).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2972-6273
2010 (English)In: Journal of hospitality and tourism, ISSN 0972-7787, Vol. 8, no 2, 78-94 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The aim of this paper is to investigate mobile technologies used for guiding tourists. I will compare guiding applications with what is going in a live guided tour in order to understand what different experiences they produce and try to indicate what is needed in both types of guided tours if developed further.


Guided tours are important tools in the tourism and hospitality industry and we know that guided tours are appreciated by visitors and residents of places. By applying the empirical and theoretical knowledge from a live guided tour in this work and frame this knowledge in technological applications it might be better understood how learning, experiencing and influencing visitors through the guided tours of different modes.


The results from this study show that there are several aspects in live guided tours that can prospect from integrating elements from virtual guided tours. Also the opposite seems likely, that virtual guided tours can benefit from learning to integrate some of the elements from live guided tours.

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Kanpur: Institute of Business Management, Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University Kalyanpur , 2010. Vol. 8, no 2, 78-94 p.
Keyword [en]
Guided tours, virtual guided tours, technologies
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Human Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-13910OAI: diva2:370864
Available from: 2011-04-20 Created: 2010-11-18 Last updated: 2014-03-18Bibliographically approved

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