Digital Divide and Disadvantaged Populations in E-Tourism

Billy Yfantis, Abel Usoro, Dimitris Tseles

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The tourism sector has changed rapidly since the dawn of the internet revolution in the late 1990s. At the same time, the digital divide has disadvantaged many in developing economies as well as the disabled population. It is interesting to observe, however, that the emerging computer technologies, especially mobile computing, are offering significant opportunities to this disadvantaged population. This chapter discusses these opportunities that increase the participation in and reaping of benefits from tourism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeveraging Developing Economies with the Use of Information Technology
Subtitle of host publicationTrends and Tools
EditorsAbel Usoro, Grzegorz Majewski, Princely Ifinedo, Iwara Arikpo
Place of PublicationHershey, PA, USA
PublisherIdea Group Inc
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9781466616370
Publication statusPublished - 2012


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