IFITT - the eTourism Community

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IFITT is the leading independent global community for the discussion, exchange and development of knowledge about the use and impact of new information and communication technologies (ICT) in the travel and tourism industry.

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IFITT - the eTourism Community

  1. 1. Version: August 2013
  2. 2. Key Information • Non-Profit Organisation • Virtual • Registered in Innsbruck, Austria • Current President: Professor Dimitrios Buhalis • Organizer of the annual ENTER Conference Version: August 2013
  3. 3. Vision Mission To network eTourism stakeholders and nurture eTourism innovation, exploration and knowledge To create THE global eTourism knowledge network and community Version: August 2013
  4. 4. Brief History 1994 First ENTER Conference 1997 First time that ENTER took place outside of Austria in Edinburgh, Scotland 1997 Formal Foundation of IFITT 2013 20th Anniversary of the ENTER Conference Version: August 2013
  5. 5. IFITT Presidents 1997-2000 Hannes Werthner 2000-2004 Josef Margreiter 2004-2010 Andrew Frew 2010-2014 Dimitrios Buhalis Version: August 2013
  6. 6. Updates on issues, project collaboration opportunities, events and tourism & technology resources Access to the membership directory Access to tourism and technology publications IFITT meetings, workshops and seminars on knowledge generation and business Option to participate in IFITT industry-centered events Discounted registration fee for attendees to IFITT sponsored events and dozen of partner events University, research centre and industry partnership IFITT Membership Benefits Version: August 2013
  7. 7. IFITT Website www.ifitt.org • Downloadable materials: IFITT Junction, IFITT Newsletter, IFITT Research Distil • Event Calendar • Daily Updates on eTourism news & events • Access to membership directory • Access to a number of eTourism resources Version: August 2013
  8. 8. IFITT Partners Version: August 2013
  9. 9. The ENTER Conference • Worldwide audience from academia, industry, government, and other organizations • Aims 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 Version: August 2013
  10. 10. • PhD Workshop • Regional eTourism Day • World-class Keynote Speakers • Glamorous Opening • Gala Dinner • IFITT Prizes and Awards Highlights Version: August 2013
  11. 11. ENTER 2014 January 21-24, 2014 Dublin, Ireland Where Social Inspiration meets Dynamic eTourism Innovation http://www.enter2014.org/ Version: August 2013
  12. 12. Connect with IFITT https://www.facebook.com/ifittorg IFITTorg IFITT and ENTER eTourism Conferences: IT & Travel and Tourism IFITT – die eTourismus Community www.flickr.com/photos/ifitt http://www.youtube.com/user/IFITTorg http://weibo.com/ifitt http://www.renren.com/441188367 Version: August 2013
  13. 13. Version: August 2013 Thank you!

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