Augmented Reality as an Emerging Application in Tourism Marketing Education
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Augmented Reality (AR) as an advanced format of Virtual Reality (VR) becomes widely available in numerous appliances, mainly in mobile devices like Smartphones or wearable devices. As the prospective benefits of this technology are said to be immense, tourism marketing education is believed to experience a comprehensive application of AR in coming years. At present, AR technologies are in use in many academic disciplines including medicine, geography, information technology, computer aided entertainment and many more. Out of all of the recently developed technological advancements, those can be termed as ‘Innovations', augmented reality can be considered as a key innovation. As coined, due to easier operational capacities, AR is becoming more popular and better fitting in tourism marketing education systems. This chapter outlines the use of AR, termed as an ‘Innovation' as per the ‘Diffusion of Innovations' theory of Rogers (1962), to meet tourism marketing education demands. The chapter critically examines relevant cross-country cases to support the arguments made above.
Virtual and Augmented Reality: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications;
Hassan, A. and Jung, T. (2018) 'Augmented reality as an emerging application in tourism marketing education'. In: Virtual and Augmented Reality: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications. IGI Global, pp. 1702-1720.
Chapter 80 in Virtual and Augmented Reality: Concepts, Methodologies, Tools, and Applications (2018), available at: https://www.igi-global.com/chapter/augmented-reality-as-an-emerging-application-in-tourism-marketing-education/199762.