Accessible tourism for the disabled: Long tail theory

Yen Chun Jim Wu, Ming Jen Cheng

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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to propose a completely barrier-less, or "accessible," tourism platform and makes suggestions to facilitate the current travel information for the disabled persons. It then applies Long Tail theory's three forces and nine "rules" in making assessments and creating an accessible tourism communication network to connect upstream and downstream travel agency. After collating the opinions of scholars specialized in the tourismsector and travel agents interviewed through semi-open questions, the study investigates the Long Tail theory's suitability and applicability to the tourism industry. This study then thoroughly explores the topic of accessible tourism and proposes concrete suggestions and frameworks for such travel need. It also sets up an accessible tourism communications network, contributing a real platform that travel agents can refer to as they take their first steps to provide travel packages that accommodate the needs of the disabled.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies and Information Systems for the Knowledge Society - First World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008, Proceedings
Pages565-572
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov 28
Externally publishedYes
Event1st World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008 - Athens, Greece
Duration: 2008 Sep 242008 Sep 26

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume5288 LNAI
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Other

Other1st World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008
CountryGreece
CityAthens
Period08/9/2408/9/26

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Keywords

  • Accessible Tourism
  • Long Tail theory
  • Travel
  • Web 2.0

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Wu, Y. C. J., & Cheng, M. J. (2008). Accessible tourism for the disabled: Long tail theory. In Emerging Technologies and Information Systems for the Knowledge Society - First World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2008, Proceedings (pp. 565-572). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 5288 LNAI). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-87781-3_61