Category Archives: Conferences & Events

Digital Trends in Tourism 2016

The Travel Industry Club yesterday invited to a social networking event in the Goldener Hirsch. I was invited to give the keynote on “digital trends in tourism 2016”. Sher Khan from Google than talked about “Google Hotel Ads”. A podium discussion concluded this wonderful event. More information and the presentations can be found here.

25.2.2016, Travel Industry Networking, Salzburg, Goldener Hirsch, © Manfred Siebinger
25.2.2016, Travel Industry Networking, Salzburg, Goldener Hirsch, © Manfred Siebinger
25.2.2016, Sher Khan, Christian Gerauer, Roman Egger,Helmut Kretzl, Travel Industry Networking, Salzburg, Goldener Hirsch, © Manfred Siebinger
25.2.2016, Sher Khan, Christian Gerauer, Roman Egger,Helmut Kretzl, Travel Industry Networking, Salzburg, Goldener Hirsch, © Manfred Siebinger

Conference on VR and AR in Tourism – Dublin

As I mentioned earlier, we will be focusing on the Virtual Reality Topic within the next few months. Now Timothy Jung sent out this Call for Paper for a Conference in Dublin. I hope this is of interest for you…..

Call for Papers Perspectives on Business Realities of AR and VR Dublin 27 April 2016 Co-Hosts: School of Hospitality Management and Tourism, Dublin Institute of Technology Creative AR Hub, Department of Food and Tourism Management, Manchester Metropolitan University Cutting-edge technologies are changing the business landscape and new innovations provide opportunities for businesses and destinations to offer unique services to their customers ranging from the overlay of digital content into users direct environment, gamifications, 3D printing etc. The Perspectives on Business Realities of AR and VR conference organisers seek original, high-quality papers in all areas related to augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), mixed reality and 3D user interfaces. All paper submissions must be in English and submitted as a word file. There are no strict formatting requirements however, APA referencing needs to be applied. The document file should not contain information that unnecessarily identifies the authors, their institutions, or their places of work. A separate cover sheet (work title, name, institution and contact details) should be submitted to ensure a double-blind review process. Selected papers will be published in the on-line journal (Journal of Augmented and Virtual Reality: Special Issue-Perspectives on Business Realities of AR and VR)

Academic conference chair: Dr. Timothy Jung (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Feel the Pulse of Online Distribution

Online Travel Distribution Summit -11th of April – Salzburg University of Applied Sciences
Tourism is considered to be one of the largest industries worldwide and has seen a dramatic change since the emergence of the internet. According to a survey undertaken by TripAdvisor in October 2015, 65% of users (across generations) book their accommodations online. Travel intermediaries have seen disintermediation, followed by reintermediation and new market players have entered the “agora”. Huge mergers & acquisitions are happening on a daily basis and the interconnections are hardly comprehensible.

The aim of the Online Travel Distribution Summit is to bring light into this highly complex and fast changing topic, by inviting industry experts for an intensive panel discussion.

Let´s learn from leading professionals and hear which insights they share with us! For more information check out our Website: Online Travel Distribution Summit


Klick Programme to enlarge….

ENTER 2016 – Bilbao / Spain

We just had our presentations at the ENTER conference 2016 in Bilbao. ENTER is an annual conference on ICTs in Tourism,  organized by IFITT – the world leading academic community in this field. More than 300 delegates participated this year and we made it with two papers to the podium.

Both presentations raised big interest within the audience. Congratulations to my four master students.

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Lenka presented our paper on: Tracking Tourist Spatial-Temporal Behavior in Urban Places. A Methodological Overview and GPS Case Study.

Johanna, Miriam and Martina presented our paper entitled: Online Hotel Reviews Rating Symbols or Text Text or Rating Symbols Thats the question.

Ladies – well done. Great success &  lots of fun!

Online Travel Distribution Summit

Safe the Date!

We are organizing the “Online Travel Distribution Summit” on the 11th of April 2016, from 14:00-18:00 at the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences. The Summit is organized by the 2nd Semester Master Students and Prof. Dr. Roman Egger.

Awesome speakers confirmed from: Expedia, Booking, Escapio, Google, ÖHV and Amadeus!


The event is open for Tourism Students only – no fees! More info coming soon!


ISCONTOUR – Research Workshop

ISCONTOUR 2016 Research Methodology Workshop Programme is now online with four top-notch sessions:

1) The Art of Questionnaire Design (Mag. Stephanie Tischler, IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems, Austria)

2) It’s not what you know, it’s who you know: Analyzing relational structures to understand and predict behavior (Inga Carboni, PhD, College of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business, USA)

3) Qualitative Research Methods (Barbara Neuhofer, Phd, University of Bournemouth, United Kingdom)

4) Experimental marketing research in tourism (Dr Claus Ebster, Vienna University, Austria)

Read the details on