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Title: Identifying Tourist Places of Interest Based on Digital Imprints: Towards a Sustainable Smart City
Authors: Encalada, Luis
Boavida-Portugal, Inês
Ferreira, Carlos Manuel Batista Cardoso 
Rocha, Jorge
Keywords: smart city; smart tourism; big data; sustainability; social networks; geotagged photos
Issue Date: 13-Dec-2017
Publisher: MDPI
Serial title, monograph or event: Sustainability
Volume: 9
Issue: 12
Abstract: As cities become increasingly complex, Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) bring smartness into organisations and communities, contributing to a more competitive tourism destination, i.e., smart tourism destinations. Enhanced information access coupled with a new kind of tourists avid for online content and predisposed to share information on social media, allows for a better understanding of tourist behaviour regarding their spatial distribution in urban destinations. Thus, smart tourism portrays individuals as information makers, refining the available alternativesfortrackingtheirlocation. Bigdataanalyticsisatechnologywiththepotentialtodevelop SmartCityservices. FromtheanalysisofthespatialdistributionoftouristsinthecityofLisbonbased on data collected from the ‘Panoramio’ social network, we identify the most popular places in the cityinacontextoftouristvisits. Thisnewdatalargelycontributestounderstandingtheconsumption of space within urban tourist destinations and therefore enables us to differentiate the overcrowded places from the ones with potential to grow. This allows decision-makers to imagine new ways of planning and managing towards a sustainable ‘smart’ future.
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/10316/88990
ISSN: 2071-1050
DOI: 10.3390/su9122317
Rights: openAccess
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