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In this paper we analyze the papers presented at the eight editions of TURITEC conference held between 1999 and 2010.We have sorted systematically the information on the entities that have made the presentations , the content covered and the subject area under study. The result of this analysis shows that the study of ICT applied to tourism has treated a wide thematic range. This work has been carried out mainly by the university, but also R & D institutes and other public and private tourism knowledge organizations have contributed with their papers to the TURITEC conference.
The analysis also shows a low level of collaboration between the universities and other sector bodies. The growing interest and application of ICT in theTourism calls for greater collaboration between the academia, the industry, both in ICT and in tourism, and the public administration. This would establish the foundation to stimulate innovation in this field with the ultimate aim of improving the competitiveness of Spain as a tourist destination and of the companies involved in the sector.