Tourists as Mobile Gamers: Gamification for Tourism Marketing

Authors: Xu, F., Tian, F., Buhalis, D., Weber, J. and Zhang, H.

Journal: Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing

Volume: 33

Issue: 8

Pages: 1124-1142

ISSN: 1054-8408

DOI: 10.1080/10548408.2015.1093999

Abstract:

ABSTRACT: Gaming as a cutting-edge concept has recently been used by some innovative tourism sectors as a marketing tool and as a method of deeper engagement with visitors. This research aims to explore the gamification trend and its potential for experience development and tourism marketing. Using a focus group, this paper discusses gaming and tourism, and explores what drives tourists to play games. The results suggest tourists’ game playing motivation is multidimensional. Players tend to start with purposive information seeking, then move on to an intrinsic stimulation. Socialization is also an important dimension. The research demonstrates several implications for tourism marketing.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26942/

Source: Scopus

Tourists as Mobile Gamers: Gamification for Tourism Marketing

Authors: Xu, F., Tian, F., Buhalis, D., Weber, J. and Zhang, H.

Journal: JOURNAL OF TRAVEL & TOURISM MARKETING

Volume: 33

Issue: 8

Pages: 1124-1142

eISSN: 1540-7306

ISSN: 1054-8408

DOI: 10.1080/10548408.2015.1093999

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26942/

Source: Web of Science (Lite)

Tourists as Mobile Gamers: Gamification for Tourism Marketing

Authors: Xu, F., Tian, F., Buhalis, D., Weber, J. and Zhang, H.

Journal: Journal of Travel and Tourism Marketing

Volume: 33

Issue: 8

Pages: 1124-1142

ISSN: 1054-8408

Abstract:

Gaming as a cutting-edge concept has recently been used by some innovative tourism sectors as a marketing tool and as a method of deeper engagement with visitors. This research aims to explore the gamification trend and its potential for experience development and tourism marketing. Using a focus group, this paper discusses gaming and tourism, and explores what drives tourists to play games. The results suggest tourists’ game playing motivation is multidimensional. Players tend to start with purposive information seeking, then move on to an intrinsic stimulation. Socialization is also an important dimension. The research demonstrates several implications for tourism marketing.

http://eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk/26942/

Source: BURO EPrints