Tourism and technology

Tourism, ICT and Community Development: Enhancing experiences, strengthening economies

Professor Simon Milne (Director NZTRI) will give a presentation as part of the 2013 Vice-Chancellor’s Lecture Series at the University of Auckland.  The theme of the four lectures in the series is: The Internet: Today and the Future.

Date: Thursday 10 October, 7-8pm
Location: Large Chemistry Lecture Theatre, Ground Floor, Chemistry Building, 23 Symonds Street (City Campus). University of Auckland.

Community driven website captures the elusive tourist

The creation of brings the whole community together to develop the content of their web pages using open source software created by AUT University's New Zealand Tourism Research Institute (NZTRI).Director of NZTRI, Professor Simon Milne, says the website is like no other. "It's a tourism marketing and development tool as well as a community building instrument for the people and businesses of the area."


Simon Milne, Luiz Mendes Filho, and Tim West-Newman at the NZ Backpacker Industry Conference

Simon Milne is the Associate Dean of Research and Director of the New Zealand Tourism Research Institute.


Tim West-Newman completed his PhD at NZTRI on the topic of Usability and User Engagement in Tourism Web Presences.


Luiz Mendes Filho is undertaking PhD study around understanding how UGC empowers online consumer behavior in booking accommodation based on experiences of international backpackers staying in YHA (Youth Hostels Association) in Auckland.


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Tue, 09/22/2009 (All day)
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