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Title:Tourist valorisation of urban poverty: an empirical study on the web
Author:Privitera, Donatella
Year:2015
Periodical:Urban Forum (ISSN 1874-6330)
Volume:26
Issue:4
Pages:373-390
Language:English
Geographic terms:Africa
South Africa
Kenya
Brazil
India
Subjects:tourism
informal settlements
websites
marketing
Link:https://doi.org/10.1007/s12132-015-9259-3
Abstract:In recent times, slum tourism has become one of the fastest growing niche tourism segments in the world. The favela, slum, township, gecekondu appear into a tourist destination as part of the so-called reality tour phenomenon. In the tourist sector, the web plays an important role. In fact, consumer choices are aided by information picked up through the internet, which is an ideal place to communicate, promote and sell destinations and where potential travellers can undertake comparisons and choices more responsibly. This article evaluates tour whole sales websites to analyse different types of strategic choices. The websites are evaluated using an extended Model of Internet Commerce Adoption (eMICA) methodological approach that draws on the evolutionary development of electronic commerce. Considering that internet includes a wide variety of technologies, which could bring potential benefits and reach new customers, it is important that website information is complete and attractive. The following study is of an exploratory nature. Through the results of the study, it is possible to gain knowledge of the slum e-tourism. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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