ENTER2018 eTourism Conference took place in Sweden – Jönköping (January 24-26, 2018). The event was held at Elmia Congress center, and has attracted 250+ delegates from 30 countries, both with industry/destination as well as with academic backgrounds.

ENTER conference offered a worldwide and unique forum for attendees from industry, academia, government, and other organizations to actively exchange, share, and challenge state-of-the-art research and industrial case studies on the application of information and communication technologies to travel and tourism.

While ENTER2018 theme was eTourism: Sustaining Culture and Creativity”the following topics were discussed during the conference:

  • E-strategy and e-Business models
  • Platform Economy
  • Advanced Distribution Systems and Strategies, Dynamic Packaging
  • ICT-enabled Partnership and Collaboration
  • ICT for Innovation and Service Design
  • E-Learning, life-long learning, and MOOCs
  • ICT for Regional Development and Sustainability
  • Legal and Social Aspects of ICT
  • E-Government and public policy in tourism
  • Digital Divide and Socio-economic development
  • Privacy and Internet Security
  • Semantic Web
  • Privacy and Data Security
  • Big Data, Measurement, Text Mining and Analytics
  • Mobile Services and Wearable Technologies
  • Location-based Services and Context-Aware Systems
  • Internet-of-Things and Smart Destinations
  • Travel Information Search and Retrieval
  • Quantified Self
  • Geospatial Web
  • Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Robotics
  • Blockchain Technology
  • Gaming, Gamification, Augmented and Virtual Reality
  • Website Design and Evaluation
  • E-Marketing and Social Media Strategies
  • Social Networking, Social Media, and Social Inspiration
  • ICT and Tourism Experience
  • ICT Adoption, Use, and Value Creation

ENTER2018 Conference Chairs

Overall Chairs:

Prof. Dr. Matthias Fuchs, Mid-Sweden University, Sweden
Prof. Dr. Marianna Sigala, University of South Australia, Australia

Research Track Chairs:

Dr. Brigitte Stangl, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Dr. Juho Pesonen, University of Eastern Finland, Finland

Industry Track Chair:

Dr. Jean-Claude Morand, Cyberstrat.net, France
Steve Hood, STR., USA

Destination Track Chair:

Paul Baron, Visit Victoria, Australia
Dr. Eduardo Santander, European Travel Commission, Belgium
Dr. Isaac Mizrachi, City of Tel Aviv, Israel

PhD Workshop Chairs:

Dr. Iis Tussyadiah, University of Surrey, United Kingdom
Dr. Lidija Lalicic, MODUL University Vienna, Austria
Dr. Estela Marine-Roig, University of Lleida, Spain

IFITT President: Lorenzo Cantoni, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
IFITT General Secretary: Emanuele Mele, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland
IFITT Junior Online Communications Officer: Faith C. Chilombo, Università della Svizzera italiana, Switzerland